angioedema and thyro > tomdale
Like most people who post here, Im another person that is frustrated buy the sudden onset of angioedema. Just for background, I had never had any problems phyicaly till this last summer. I did have sinious problems most my life but I just lived with it. Then I went in July and had surgery to clean out my sinius, All seemed to go will, I do remember that while in the hospital I had some reaction to something, I didnt ask but I think my blood presure went up after taking morphen or some pain killer, I was on antibotic after surgery and one couese later in summer after a check up found a sinious infection. I also had a tooth pulled this summer which I was on antibotics before that. At one point I got stung be a wasp which got in my boot, the sting swelled and stayed swollen for about 7 to 10 days after that my knee on that leg started to feel like I hurt it, but I had not. after about two weeks of the knee hurting suddenly it stoped. Two days later my tounge swelled up. then face and lips, then hand ect. this has been going on for 7 months. I’v e had blood work done, complete phyical, allergy test for food. I was told every thing tested good on blood test. finaly I got a copy for myself. test results that looked low are. TSH 0.856, FT4 0.9, FT3 2.2 , GRAN% 82.5 LYMPH% 14.5 MON% 3.0 GRAN# 6.0 LYMPH# 1.0 MON# 0.2
I take Zertec 10 mg, Prednisone when needed, and just started rotation to Benadryl from Zertec
I usely feel tight in neck, then some internal pain, then I feel tingling in lip and tunge, could I having angioedema from low thyroid? or Leukemia
Because of the kind of symptoms you are having and the history that you give, it would not be possible to say anything with surety without a proper clinical evaluation and having a look at the investigations.
Do you benefit from the antihistamine or antiallergic medications and the steroids?
Has a CT scan of the sinuses been done? Is your blood pressure still on the higher side? Are you on antihypertensive medications?
What does your allergy specialist suggest? Are you on any thyroid medications? When were the tests that you mention done? What is your total leukocyte count?
Let us know the answer to the above questions so that we may be able to help you.
Hope this helps.
Thank you for responding !
1. yes I do take antihistamine, ether zertec 10mg. or benadry l change up on the weekends. IF i miss a dose some times I have swelling with in 24 hours. I take prednisone only if I have an attach .I also take Zantac for heart burn
2. I have not had a cat scan sence before the nose operation
3. blood pressure is now with in the normal range, but just a little high last check. No blood pressure meds.
4. allergy doctor, just said to live with it, take the drugs to control it
5. no thyroid meds,Iv started taking kelp pills
6 total leukocyte count ? WBC 7.2 RBC 4.6 HGB 13.7 HCT 39.5 MCV 86.0 MCH 29.7 MCHC 34.6 PTL 208.0 MPV 7.3 RDW 14.7
Note. the last 5 times (over 4 months) I have had strong reactions, swelling, chest pain, heart racing, ringing in ears, The day before I notice my left knee stops hurting, I can work out on tread mill no problem, but for the last 8 months the knee has been a pain. IT the same leg I got the yellow jacket sting on last summer. Thank you so much for your time . Pete