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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:11 pm 
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Lately I've been experiencing something that feels/looks like an allergic reaction. Since about last year, after almost everything I eat, I feel nauseated. Then recently i had a drink of alcohol, and immediately my mouth (lips and tongue) were swollen, along with difficulty breathing. Since then I stopped drinking alcohol, and it didn't happen for awhile until I went to the dentist for a filling. Immediately after she injected me, my lips and tongue started swelling up, and I again had trouble breathing. I also couldn't swallow.
Also, I had severe eczema when I was young, then it dissapeared for awhile, but came back a few months ago when my mother changed the laundry detergent.

Could this be an allergy to sulfates/sulfites (not sure which one)?


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Without knowing the ingredients in the various items that caused reactions, it is difficult to tell.

It certainly sounds like your system is very sensative and is in a reactive state. The nausea could be anxiety over expected reactions or it could be a symptom itself. The swelling of the lips and tongue is a concern.

Have you spoken to yor Dr. about this? What did your dentist say? I would suggest switching back to a laundry soap with out perfume or dyes and contact your Dr.

Meanwhile, keep a diary of what you eat/drink and what symptoms you have. You should start to see a pattern. Try to eat simple foods (not processed) as much as possible so there are fewer ingredients to deal with. Remember, you could be dealing with more than one allergy.

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