- CASE FILE
I can only eat 4 foods. Everything else causes anaphylactic symptoms. Even topical items and smells can give me a reaction.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
In 2015, out of the blue, I lost consciousness. ER said that I had a panic attack. One week later, it happened again. My heart rate was over 200 standing and would slip into the 30s when asleep. I was then diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). I became gluten, soy, dairy, and sugar free to reduce inflammation and drastically improved. My POTS symptoms are all but gone. In 2016, I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease as the root cause of the POTS. Tests are unreliable and according the CDC, ticks that carry Lyme Disease are not in Alabama. I suppose ticks leave the butts of migratory animals when the animal gets to the State Line of Alabama. Anyway, it's super hard to get treated in AL and the Doctors here don't want to entertain the idea, so I'm really not sure if I have Lyme Disease of not as testing is very unreliable. Fibromyalgia, joint pain, headaches plague me. Now, I can only eat 4 foods without an allergic reaction up to and including the closing of my throat. I've seen a specialist recently and was diagnosed with Mast Cell Activation Disorder, but no root cause has been determined. I am not responding to the typical treatment using antihistamines for the MCAS. I'm actually having reactions to the antihistamines. I would like to find the root cause of all of these issues.