Allergies and peri menopause

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I have had loads of perimenopause symptoms over the past few months but the new one I think I have suddenly developed is allergies. I was working this time last week in the garden chopping down fruit trees and hedges and grass etc all day then when I had my tea had a drink and it was as if somebody flipped a switch and my nose suddenly blocked and could not taste or smell. So I have been panicking all week and isolating myself as I thought I had Covid but have had no fever or cough etc. and otherwise feel fine. Have had 2 covid tests one at home and one at drop in centre - both negative - my eye was itchy earlier my throat itchy. Rang doctor and he said try antihistamines as can develop allergies later in life (I am 44) - has anyone else experienced this?

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    Yes!!! My allergies became insanely worse! Ive always had hay fever but 4 years before i had my last period i lost alot of my sense of taste & smell, everytime i would mow my teeth and sinus would hurt so bad! went to the dentist for xrays and he said it was allergies & to stop mowing, im also all of the sudden allergic to pet dander, i swear menopause has robbed me of everything!!

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      Thank you for coming back to me. keep thinking going around the twist with all these symptoms but this allergy one has really freaked me out. could taste a bit at lunchtime. been out in the car past fields at teatime. come in and cannot taste or smell again. fed up not enjoying food anymore. it might help me lose weight though 😃

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    My mom did. I feel like I might have some starting but still can't say. My throat feels tight and itchy and varies by day. I can't point to what might be causing it but it is super unpleasant.

    My mom developed a bunch of allergies starting around that age. Some got better with time. She is still very careful about food and cosmetics. 😦

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    My allergies--both environmental and food--started at 45. It has been the biggest adjustment by far. So you are not alone at all!

    Sometimes my eyes itch and sting so badly the pain wakes me from a sound sleep and I have to get up and put drops in. I am almost immobilized with sinus pain today from grass allergens in my area that I have never suffered with. I cannot use commercial laundry soap and any skin products with a fragrance immediately cause a rash.

    I can no longer eat fruits with a pit, onions, gluten, vanilla....the list is too long and absurd. You get the idea.

    I would take hot flashes any day of the week over the constant disruption of my life by my allergies!

    I did read some material about the link between estrogen and histamine, but I think it is a vastly under studied connection.

    PM me if you like! I am sorry you are suffering, but I get it!

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    Totally. I think it's pretty common for women to develop allergies at this time of life. Things that never used to bother me are now a problem.

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