Allergy Tracker (environmental, food, chemical, etc)

I know in theory this could be done in the journal, but that wouldn’t chart it for some of us who have some serious allergy issues. My environmental allergies, dust, pollen, mold/ mildew, etc, are so bad I take 2 different 24hr antihistamines, with an optional to take diphenhydramine when needed. I have to take my primary antihistamines 365 days a year, I don’t have a down time from allergies.
I also have 2 food allergies, and 1 of them(coconut) is showing up everywhere these days.
When I’m having more intense responses, and or hives, being able to track it, and share it using a chart with my providers would make life simpler. As with the symptom tracking we now have on here, we’ll be able to add notes as needed. Being able to review it in a easier format may help some of us see patterns, and learn to avoid, or reduce flares of some allergies.

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Since your external allergies are so bad, I would suggest you look into Histamine Intolerance. It sounds to me like you are making yourself sick/contributing to your allergies by eating foods high in histamine or that are histamine liberators (release histamine that’s in your body).

Such high doses of antihistamines can prevent your body from doing it’s job of regulating ingested histamine/liberators, also. Research DAO, the enzyme(?) that helps your body process histamine.

Several years ago I developed Dermographia. I ignored it because, why not, it’s a minor irritant. I finally went to the doctors and they basically said no big deal, just take an antihistamine for the itching. A few years later, now I find myself pretty sick. The dermagraph via was just a starting point/warning sign. Now everything I eat releases histamine within my body and makes me feel like crap. If I have too much, I end up with a terrible headache & food poisoning type symptoms.

From my research, HI starts in the gut (as does everything). You need to start there…

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That’s something for me to think about, and consult with my primary care providers, and dietitian. Thanks for your information.

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