Update: I'm writing a blog post in the hopes this may help others. I've finally found an allergist/immunologist who hasn't told me, "There's nothing more I can do for you." She's actually trying various things to help me, things I don't think the others even contemplated or possibly even knew about. (See Oops, I Did It Again....) to follow my saga.
I've been taking the Cromolyn Sodium for about three months now, I'm not sure, I lose track of time and have a lot of difficulty remembering current events. It is supposed to help suppress the histamines intolerance.
I dilute two vials, four times a day, into water and drink it. I must wait a half hour before eating. I am able to eat only a few more items than I was prior, but it's better than nothing.
I eat all organic and also, due to my allergies (gluten, nuts, soy, eggs and corn), I avoid those ingredients as well. (See Where Do I Shop For Organic, Gluten Free, And More...) UPDATE: I can no longer eat beef, but the recipe in the above link is very good. (See Why Am I Not Posting Recipes? Because IT Has Started Again!)
I eat brown rice cereal daily. I decided to try Nature's Promise Organic brown rice. I drank my vials of Cromolyn, waited the half hour and tried a little bit. I got instant swelling in my nose, throat, tongue, and neck. What? How is this possible. I tried it two more times. Same issue. My anxiety went through the roof!
I saw my allergist and gave her this information. I complained, "This doesn't make sense, I eat things made of brown rice!" She explained that the foods I'm eating are made of PROCESSED brown rice, meaning they are not using ALL of the rice product. Hmmmmm. She said, it does make sense.
I honestly thought I was losing my mind one day. I drink the above bottled water. Is it better for me? Who knows. The holistic doctor I was seeing suggested it, saying it doesn't have all the chemicals in it tap water does. I can tell you, I'm drinking it without an issue (See Why Was I Gaining Weight? Why Couldn't I Lose Weight? Part Two)
My sister had a party and bought small bottled waters from one of the big clubs. I drank one and started to swell. I thought I must be crazy. Who is allergic to WATER? I was close to having a panic attack when my husband read the label. It had vitamins in it. I wasn't crazy. I even have to worry about WATER! (See The Neuropsychologist and the Nutritionist)
So, if you are having issues, ask your doctor about the medication I'm taking. Maybe Cromolyn can help you.
I'm also taking many other medications - Synthroid, NasalCrom, Famotidine, Levocetrizine, Asmanex, Lorazepam, Vitamine D3 (See My Visit With the Extraordinary New Doctor March 31, 2017) and Neocate Junior with Prebiotics. (See Happy Thanksgiving - Allergies and All!)
If this helps one person to realize there may be help out there or to understand anxiety associated with medical conditions is very real, then it was worth typing this blog post.
I have deleted some links to my posts as I have joined a writing group and although it will take years, I'm attempting to write a book of short stories. I was advised not to post any of my stories but instead to wait until I put them all in the book.
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