Everything started to go south with my physical health a month before my 19th birthday in April of 2015. It is now August of 2018 which means I have been searching for answers for almost 3 and half years.
I used to get hives all over my body every time I showered. I used to get colds that lead to bronchitis about once every couple of months. I had multiple viral syndromes that doctors thought was either mumps or mono.
I have a whole host of symptoms: headaches, joint pain, lightheadedness, trouble concentrating, fatigue, fevers, chronic hives, IBS, and temporary vision loss.
I now just get hives randomly. I get so tired from doing everyday activities. I get debilitating headaches. As the years go on the more and more symptoms I get. They are often unpredictable and come and go as they please.
Oh and trust me I have done so many tests and procedures to try and figure out what I have been dealing with. I have had so much blood work done. I had a colonoscopy at 22. I had a CT scan of my brain. I have been allergy tested twice. I have been to multiple specialists. All that has showed up is that I have slightly elevated inflammation in my body.
I have tried homeopathic pain relieving gels. I have tried allergy medications, acid reducers, gut antispasmodics, antibiotics and so many other medications. I have tried going dairy free and vegan/vegetarian. I have tried going gluten free. Nothing has “cured” all my symptoms. Some of the medications have helped though, which I am thankful for but most have not.
I don’t know if I will ever get a clear answer to all my symptoms which is frustrating. But I have to keep on going no matter what.