Ok, so after 7 years of modifying my diet (wahls now) and experimenting with energy and detox supplements, I realize now that allergies / mast cells are still a problem for me despite avoiding all my known food intolerances. I thought I had my allergies under control because the constant runny nose, itchy watery eyes, constant phlegm, etc were eliminated when I removed the SAD garbage from my diet. Recent throat swelling should've been a clue for me but my cfs brain doesn't get clues anymore. Lol I figured out several years ago that if I tried adding bacon or tomatoes back into my gfcfsf diet that my fibro pain returned with a vengence. I wasn't sure why until I started reading about mast cells. Cort has a great article here. I've been on a low oxalate diet since 2008 due to kidney stones and not too long after eliminating high ox foods my pelvic pain disappeared. I attrubuted this to eating high ox foods since that's what I'd read on the trying low oxalate diet board and the vulvodynia site. I've been experimenting with high ox foods for the last year and discovered that I don't always react to high ox foods which makes me think mast cells are involved. I've read that certain bacteria degrade oxalates but if there's a connection I haven't made it yet. I've been eating Kefir or taking probiotics most days since 2005. The connection could be there tho and I just haven't found it. I passed 1 kidney stone in the last year while experimenting with high ox foods but I'm pretty sure that was from not drinking enough water. I was on a veggie juicing and orange kick at the time so I didn't feel thirsty. Back to my allergies .. According to a skin prick test years ago, I'm allergic to most everything on the planet. I'm extremely allergic to dust (huge welt on back during testing) and I know I can never keep my place dust free because I'm allergic to dust so dusting makes me feel sick. Lol . I'm working in this tho. I put away all knick knacks. I've been using Target brand children's dye free benadryl and it works for the throat swelling but it wipes me out. I tried 25 mg of Vistaril for the first time the night before last and slept all day yesterday. It was a new and interesting feeling in my brain so I'm going to try it again. I think. I'm not sure how to define the feeling just yet. Drugged yes but not like Loratab or klonopin. I was wondering if others here experienced the "funky" brain feeling from Vistaril. I skipped it last night because I was afraid to take it. I had ataxia 24/7 from 1990 - 2006 and I get myoclonus and petite mals easily so my brain isn't what it should be. Meanwhile if I can stay awake today I want to go get some stinging nettle, quercitin, claritin and zantac. Anyone else with me/cfs treating these ? Tx .. X Eta. I recognized this groggy / post Vistaril feeling. It's the same way I feel for a few days after iv sedation.