For the past18 straight months skin has been burning nonstop with rash over entire body. Rash is flush-red and darrkens as symptoms worsen. Unable to apply slightest physical pressure to skin without igniting stirring symptoms out of control for hours to days. edema over whole body, face to feet. the worse the edema the more debilitating the burning. Triggers seem to be showering, sweating, physical pressure or stress like exercise, and food. Food seems biggest trigger. Every single piece of food I consume causes my body to swell and burn out of control for hrs. to days. Reaction to food is usually 3-5 mins., sometimes quicker... sometimes immediate. Never takesa lot of food either (e.g., sliver of an apple, pinch of oatmeal, couple bites of chicken, etc...) Was able to eat leafy greens for sometime, but now unable. Swelling cracks my skin and leaves stretchmarks scaring.
Also vision problems; double vision, rising-haze vision, blur-vision. Sometimes stabbing at back of thraot. Stabbing chest pains over leftside of chest, feels like suffocating when I lay down. Heart stutters out of rythm when pain strikes chest.
Tried every over the counter and prescription anti-histamine, several pain killers, etc... nothing but side effects from any of them.
seen nearly 50 doctors/specialists and not one of them has been able to tell me what's going on.
have had all sorts of blood tests, CT-Scans, MRIs, Chest X-Rays, vision exams, etc. and all come back clean.
Have been taking dilantin for 10 years now to control seizures, but neurologist don't beleive rash is dilantin rash or that symptoms are neurologically related. Even though skin biopsy came back as hypersensitivity to like as drug.View Thread