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Having a seasonal allergy can be a pain. I’ve been a long time allergy sufferer and have had to deal with constant
However, I did not realize that debilitating stomach pain could also be the result of having a seasonal allergy.
When I had my unexplained abdominal pain along with
it didn’t dawn on me that it was from all of the mucus that had been continuing to drain down into my stomach. I initially thought I was pregnant. This sent my husband into a happy frenzy in looking at mini-vans! Yikes!
I thought it was irritable bowel syndrome. I thought I had a spastic colon. I just didn’t know.
Tests came back clear. I also had indigestion and horrible gas…both due to the accumulation of mucus.
Mucus is there to help us but can also be a detriment to our bodies if there is too much of it. You know the saying, Too much of anything is never good!
I’ve found that my stomach pain along with my nasal congestion and post-nasal drip comes based on the weather.
I don’t always experience the typical allergic symptoms as described earlier such as sneezing, etc.
That’s why when I had stomach pain, I never made a correlation with having a seasonal allergy.
Pain can be dependent on weather, food allergy, or household chemicals
If it’s spring, I suffer because of the pollen from the beautiful flowers; I love to garden so I suffer big time if I don’t take my antihistamines. My symptoms are normally sneezing, hay fever, and stomach pain especially if I don’t take my medicine.
In the summer, I suffer because of the trees and grass. Same symptoms.
In the fall, I also suffer because of the mold on the leaves and else where. Yes, mold on the leaves especially on rainy days. I found my mucus production is through the roof and I am plagued with constant nasal congestion and constantly blowing and clearing my nose with my wonderful neti pot…best thing since sliced bread!
In the winter, I have so much relief!! Hardly no nasal congestion due to the enviroment (pollen, etc), only if I eat something that I’m allergic to, like almonds.
Household chemicals, detergents and perfumes
can also play a huge role in causing allergies. Pay attention to you and your child and how you all react with certain products. Something that you use everyday may be the culprit to your allergy symptoms such as
Try natural cleaning, if you think your household cleaning supplies are the culprit.
Also, if you're constantly breathing in unfiltered air due to not having central air or if you have forgotten to change your air filter. This too could be contributing to making your allergies worse.
Note: Be sure to change your air filters regularly or check into getting an air purifier for your home to reduce allergens.
In the meantime, think about what triggers your excess mucus production that has been causing your unexplained abdominal pain and take your life back!
With my seasonal allergy being off the charts, at times I need to take antihistamines such as Claritin twice a day as directed by my physician.
This helps with my
Over the years, I have tried many supplements to determine which are best for my body and you may have to do the same. Unfortunately, there is no cookie cutter option out there.
The one that I love and help with inflammation is
I stopped in a local health food store while in Florida and this nice lady who worked there and knew a ton about supplements, recommended a sinus support supplement called QBC Plex that has
which both are great anti-inflammatories.
It also contains Vitamin C which boosts the immune system.
The absolute best thing is that they are veggie capsules.
Please always be sure to consult your primary care physician before taking any type of supplement, especially if you are taking any other type of medication. Certain supplements can interfere with medications prescribe by your doctor.
Please keep in mind that supplements may take awhile to take affect.
They key is to be patient. Also, you must find the source of your inflammation to properly manage it.
If it is something that you're eating, the inflammation will continue to occur leaving you frustrated.
If you have horrible hayfever, Oral Allergy Syndrome could be the cause of your stomach pain as it was for me.