Allergies, insomnia, fatigue...and no one knows why.
Hi, thank you for your time to read and hopefully answer my query. I have been tired for what seems like my whole life. As a child I had insomnia (unable to get to sleep) and then as a teenager it seemed to ease a bit but the tiredness remained. My mom took me to multiple drs who did bloodwork etc. but could never find anything wrong. I am now 37, have talked to various drs over the years and had various work ups but with no answers. My thyroid is borderline hypo but not enough to even bother taking synthroid. The only thing I can think of, that I have had all my life, are allergies. They are almost all respiratory - grass, dust, pollen, animal hair, mold & many more - a few food, dairy, bananas, corn - and none that result in anaphylaxis. I have had allergy shots in the past which seemed to help. Now though, I am at the point where OTC and allergy shots (based on the serum of what I am allergic to) are no longer working. I figured I would see my dr about RX meds but really don't want to go that route. A friend suggested I try a natural solution but I just don't know where to even start. Any advice you could give would be very helpful.
I think it's time you had a functional medicine expert work with you. Their approach would investigate the root cause of the allergies, restore essential nutrients, repair altered metabolic pathways and detoxification pathways, and replenish your energy systems, including the mitochondrial system. You could start by contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Liz Lipski is a clinical nutritionist who works in functional medicine--it's the cutting edge branch of medicine and nutrition that solves chronic, confusing patterns of illness that are non-acute and nagging.
Good luck! There's real help out there.