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Hi, I am a 23 year old female, from Ireland but moved to Glasgow for a job last year. Was completely normal, healthy and happy no previous medical issues until 01/10/15 when I got the flu vaccine through work.
I immediately suffered a local reaction and was told it was nothing to worry about and I will be ok. Since then I have been experiencing hives daily and angioedema on occasions. There is no pattern or logic to my hives and swellings. It has been 5 months now and not improving. I am getting more and more low with this horrid condition. This is a call from help!!
I have had allergy tests for egg & dairy - negative.
Bloods all "normal" except elevated white blood cells.
Been tested for liver & kidney function- normal as well as thyroid function which is normal.
Had test for coeliac which is also normal this was the immunologists last appointment.
They say it is stress, but I am not stressed, I no stress and this isn't stress or how my body has coped or reacted before.
I know the flu vaccine has caused an upset in my immune system, but I don't know what it is or what else to do at this stage.
I am going back to GP in 5 days, I am asking him to test vitamin D levels, test for stomach ulcers/h.pyloric and to test for lupus and common allergies (mould & dust mites) clutching at straws.
Any help is much appreciated!!!!
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