I went to see the allergist he said I Idiopathic Anaphylaxis. He's treating me with Prednisone a steroid for at least 3 weeks(yay I'm gonna get fatter) and doubled my Zyrtec. Then I have to follow up in 2weeks.  

What is Idiopathic Anaphylaxis do you ask? Well if your in for some exciting reading I have the definition below.  I googled it for your reading pleasure.

Idiopathic Anaphylaxis (IA) is a well-described syndrome of anaphylaxis without any recognised external trigger. These patients present with the same symptoms as patients with other types of anaphylactic reaction. The attacks occur with variable frequency. Fatalities have been reported in patients who have been diagnosed with idiopathic anaphylaxis.

Bacal et al first reported IA in 1978 [1], when they published data on 11 patients whose episode of anaphylaxis could not be explained. The series has been expanded to include over 335 patients. Atopy was noted in 48% of the patients (the same percentage implicated in the Spanish series of 81 patients).

The disease exists in all age groups and proves expensive if not diagnosed and treated early. It is reported to be more common in women, with 65% of 335 idiopathic anaphylaxis patients being women in the largest published series in the literature.

Prevalence of IA

Idiopathic anaphylaxis is one of the most common causes of anaphylaxis, accounting for approximately one third of cases in one retrospective study [2]

IA is estimated to affect 30,000 patients in the USA alone.

Clinical presentation

Symptoms & signs do not differ from other forms of anaphylaxis and include:

Hypotension & increased pulse rate
Wheezing & stridor
Hives, angioedema, flushing, & itching
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty swallowing
Light-headedness and loss of consciousness

In the series of Ditto et al [3]all of them experienced hives and angioedema, whereas 60% experienced symptoms of upper airway obstruction. Individual patients usually tend to have the same manifestations on repeated episodes. Progression from hives and itching to life-threatening symptoms of wheeze, loss of consciousness, and laryngeal edema may occur in 10 min to hours after onset.

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stefa...
Jan. 10, 2008 at 6:52 PM Does that make you idiotic?  hahahahaha.  I'm soooo glad you finally know what's wrong and that it's bieng treated.

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heyih...
Jan. 10, 2008 at 6:56 PM Down with Idiotic Prophylactics!

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meme_...
Jan. 10, 2008 at 7:10 PM That sounds like some nasty shit!! I hope they make it go away!!!

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Moomie
Jan. 10, 2008 at 7:44 PM HUH! that's ummm......interesting? Woah, weird. So you're allergic to nothing, but you're still having an allergic reaction? Bizarre!

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Abomn...
Jan. 10, 2008 at 7:49 PM Did he call you an idiot?  Maybe I scrolled too fast and didn't read right.  *scrollscrollscroll*  Huh.  OK.  So you're allergic to...nothing.  Am I reading this right?  Because my brow is seriously furrowed right now.  Maybe I'm the idiot.

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KnKsM...
Jan. 10, 2008 at 8:29 PM Sounds to me like you're allergic to idiots.

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3bs
Jan. 10, 2008 at 9:10 PM Wow, well I'm glad you know now.....

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Babta...
Jan. 11, 2008 at 12:39 AM Well, geez...so, if I'm not mistaken, you're going to swell up like this for no apparent reason...fantastic.  i wish it was something more difinitive.  my best and shabooby says, "BEEP!"

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Abomn...
Jan. 11, 2008 at 5:19 PM

KnKsMama78 Jan. 10, 2008 at 4:29 PM

Sounds to me like you're allergic to idiots

Did Stef just call me an idiot?

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ihear...
Jan. 11, 2008 at 9:00 PM

i have never heard of this ever! are you feeling ok?  so you take a regular perscription? so it's not chocolate then, right?  i'm glad that they figured out what it is, but i wish i could, lol :)  i iz da idiot :)

take it easy clutz.  i heart you verra much! 

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