Achy muscles an allergic reaction?
April 2, 2012 8:15 PM Subscribe
I ache all over, and have post nasal drip with a bit of ear congestion. I also feel hot when I touch my face and neck but I do not register a fever. I woke up like this today, and I currently feel TURRIBLE with the body aches. Feels like the flu, but shouldn't be because I had that in February. Is this an allergic reaction?
posted by MultiFaceted to health & fitness (15 answers total)
YANMD, and I have an appt Wed morning anyway. If I feel this way tomorrow I'm calling the allergist. By why do I feel so incredibly achy, weak, and inflamed in my muscles? No visible hives, no itching, no nausea or stomach issues (so I doubt this is related to my gallbladder issue last weekend...feels radically different).
About 25 years ago my grandmother was diagnosed with some sort of muscle disease where she was the 6th reported case in the US. She can't remember the name so I asked her to find out. I have times where I just feel "inflamed" all over so I wonder if I have an autoimmune thing going on. Or just really weird allergies. This has happened before and will last 24-48 hours usually.
I know you can't diagnose me, but could this achiness be allergy related? Am I reacting to something systemically? Any ideas on what to Google?
(my PCP is not the greatest. When I saw him about the gallbladder last week he said "sometimes that happens when we eat". But he ordered an ultrasound anyway so I will have those results Wed.)
Sorry I'm asking medical questions again...I'm insanely curious about what could be going on. Apparently I'm a hot mess at this point in life.