I have posted numerous questions to this community and want to again thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your responses and support.
As I had mentioned, other than high blood pressure and cholesterol I was in fairly good health until Dec.22, 2017 when my co-op apartment was exterminated. They used Advion gel in the kitchen and bathroom. The very next day I had a severe allergic and asthmatic attack like I never had before. In fact, I had not had an asthmatic attack for almost 45 years prior to this! I have been to at least SIX!! allergists to get to the bottom of what caused this reaction – roaches? other vermin? the insecticide? Something else? The doctors rarely and barely spent more than 15 minutes with me. Only ONE took a blood test (the one with the IgE numbers). And basically none of them 'had the time' to hear the history of what happened…which I think is quite important to figuring out what the h*ll happened to me. So far these are the diagnoses I got: Allergies, chemical sensitivity, NOT allergies, a sinus infection… I have to add this because I am still in shock: I saw a Dr. Chandler in NYC who LITERALLY said to me 'When I do this [and he put up his index/pointer finger], you stop talking and listen to me'!!!! So help me god, I wanted to tell him 'When I put this finger up [you know the one…next to the pointer finger but its not the thumb], you go 'f' yourself'!. I am a 65 year old woman with a masters degree. I am fairly literate in the the English language and do not have any obvious signs of dementia. How DARE he talk to me like I was some truculent 3 year old that he was trying to control??!!
I really am seriously thinking about somehow checking myself into a hospital so maybe some doctor there can figure out everything.
This is the main issue: WHAT ON EARTH KICKED IN THE ALLERGIC/ASTHMATIC REACTION…THAT I HAVE NOW HAD 24/7 SINCE 12/23/17? THE INSECTICIDE? LIVE OR DEAD ROACHES OR OTHER VERMIN? WHAT???????
The other issue is if NO ONE can say for sure what the cause is, how the h*ll do I get rid of the allergies and asthma??? Half the doctors I saw (including my pcp who is an internest) just gave me medications and inhalers THAT TREAT THE SYMPTOMS!! None of the doctors could tell me WHY the reactions started right after my apartment was exterminated. I want the CAUSE of these new reactions removed, not to live on medication (that doesn't even work!!!) for the rest of my life.
Can anyone suggest how to move forward, in a linear way, to determine the cause of the allergies/asthma, and then how to remove the allergens? Who should I see? What agencies (federal, state, etc.) should I contact? What specialists should I see?, etc. I've been going from allergist to allergist to ENT doctor to my pcp, and I realize I should have seen my regular doctor first, but it is too late for that.
WHERE CAN I GO, WHO CAN I CONTACT WHO CAN DETERMINE WHY MY ALLERGIES AND ASTHMA KICKED IN THE DAY AFTER THE EXTERMINATION?
I apologize for all the caps! I am not 'screaming' I'm just so frustrated that that its my way of venting.