Has anyone seen their allergies increase since diagnosis? I've never been allergic to food or meds and suddenly everything is setting off hives and throat swelling.
Absolutely. I am now allergic to triple antibiotic (really!) Ace inhibitors, laundry detergent and softener I now use scent and color free. My seasonal allergies seem to have been enhanced also.
I've never had an allergy until my RA/fibromyalgia dx. Now I'm crazy allergic to soy and I'd be willing to bet a bunch of other stuff. Tried a weight loss program and broke out in hives head to toe from their shakes. It's weird
I go through bouts of severe to mild allergic reactions. I will suffer greatly for a couple years and then it almost stops. I have been hospitalized with anaphylaxis due to medications. Medications that I can now take again. I tell people I am basically allergic to breathing. I started to realize this was due to my flare periods. I hate that time because I never know what is going to set it off. During these times I also take an antihistamine regularily to calm my reactions. This disease is bad because you suffer from things you wouldn't think would be fibro related but they are. My fibro is highly managed at this point but I know the flare can be around any corner. The next stressful event and BAM we are off to the fibro races.
I have had allergies since I moved to SC in 1974. Allergic to pollen some plants, coding and sulfer. Who knows since we have fibro it could be a problem alot of us have.