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- GERD (acid reflux disease) - even on Esomeprazole, GERD would rise if I didn't have an antihistamine for 3 days+
- Nose running virtually uncontrollably if I don't have an antihistamine once every two days (triggered more aggressively in the winter seasons).
- Itching and allergy eczema - even my oesophagus feels itchy if I don't have an antihistamine often. I get itchy after 2 days.
- Allergy Asthma
- Urticaria Dermographism - constant - has reduced in intensity but I'm still dependent on antihistamine.
I started to have major allergy issues after staying on a friends dusty bed for 4 days a couple of years ago.
I always had acid reflux problems since I was 19, it came and went and once I was on a PPI for 2 weeks.
In mid 2016, I had GERD problems, I was told I had a hiatus hernia (later discovered to be a false diagnosis as confirmed by a recent endoscopy) - was given 40mg Esomeprazole since then. I slowly stopped taking it in preparation for this endoscopy. Now I don't want to get back on it.
What is the solution?! I'm unsure right now if it's Eosinophillic Esophagitis (EE) because I haven't had my biopsy results yet.
Interestingly enough, H2 Blockers i.e Ranitidine is prescribed for both reflux AND hives! There's some weird connection there. PPI's like Esomeprazole has shown to be effective in calming EE in many patients.
But can we gather minds to detail a remedy that doesn't require steroids? That seems a bit too drastic. Let's put aside the fears about our health, if you have the same symptoms please try not to use emotional/worried language as it could get distressing for people reading.
I'm going for allergy testing. I hope to get immunotherapy to deal with allergies head on. With immunotherapy, I feel like I will get treated in the right way where it doesn't feel like I'm just putting a 'band-aid' on it.
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