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Im hoping someone can help me as im starting to get a bit concerned. Im 19, 5"8, 125 pounds and up to the start of my symptons i went to the gym 5 times a week and am a big health freak.
Almost a month a go i suffered what i believe was an extreme allergic reaction and from googling (i know you shouldnt!!) i had all the symptons of an anaphylactic shock. I am certain it was from fruit as the symptons came on around 15 minutes after i had a fruit salad i made with strawberries, raspberries, pineapple, mango and grapes in. (I already avoid bananas as everytime i eat one i suffer from extreme bloating and end up being sick and/or diarrhea) Over the course of 8 hours, until i went to sleep, i had cold sweats, then i was boiling hot and then cold again, bloating, developed a rash on my arm, dizziness, nausea and then sickness, diarrhea and then my chest tightened up, i could hardly breathe and it brought asmtha-attack like symptons on (i do suffer from asmtha). I was driving when this happened and just rushed home as i didnt know what to do. When i got home i was sick and had diarrhea and then i had a constant acid like burn in my throat for the following 2 days - i guess thats just from being sick. I also developed eczema on my neck and still have this now, it flares up sometimes but i have never suffered from this before.
When i woke up i was ok apart from my stomach which still felt a bit iffy but that didnt surprise me.
I went to my GP and he basically said nothing can be done as 'i am a young, healthy girl with no family history of this problem' but said he will just send me for a blood test as nothing else can be done and doesnt like doing allergy tests as they are hard to find!?! My white blood cell count came back satisfactory and i am awaiting the other test results.
I have eaten each fruit seperatly since this happened to see if i get any of these effects and i did get a bit of stomach ache after eating mango and pineapple but im starting to think its now developed into something else (if possible?!) as the stomach ache has never gone away since, every day i had an ache in my stomach, which flares up and i get sharp pains or an acid like burn - but not necessarily after i eat anything, it just comes and goes.
I have also had dizzy spells, hot flushes and bad fatigue since this occured.
I have eaten fruit all my life which is also why im thinking it wasnt the fruit but i just dont know what else could have caused that??? I do drink a lot of coffee but always have drank cit, although i do feel i am dependant on it as i get headaches when i dont have any.
I am starting to think maybe its IBS as dairy products do effect me - i cannot have cream and cheese and milk makes me very bloated and makes me need the toilet. I don't eat any bread, rice, pasta etc, i only eat oats for breakfast which contains gluten??
Sorry for the long post, i just hope someone can help me. It's effecting my moods, i constantly feel upset and down as i can always feel an ache in my stomach and always bloated and has stopped me from going to the gym which is also getting me down.
Thank you for any help, it will be appreciated x
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