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Hello, I am a 22 year old female - normal weight and height. When I was 20 years old I started waking up with a swollen lip, or swollen face - to the point where I was no longer recognizable. Sometimes both lips swell and I literally look like plastic surgery or injections gone wrong. Doctors couldn't find anything and allergist came up with nothing. I went to the naturopath and they tested my sensitivities and told me to cut out a long list of foods including gluten. I cut out all foods and started bringing them back in except for gluten. I went gluten free for about a year and I had only swelled up once while I was gluten-free. (before this diet I was swelling up 2-3 times a month). I am a student and when the reactions happened I couldn't leave the house, but I am beginning a job in January and I cannot be taking off work for these random episodes Sometimes I have swelling in the ball of my foot and it gets VERY ITCHY and hot. A few times I had swelling in my wrist and the next day when the swelling went away, my wrist was still very sore. Other nights I wake up and my throat feels like it is swelling and I have a hard time breathing. I started eating gluten again here and there. A beer here and there, a burrito from time to time, and I have had no swelling - but today for the first time I had real pizza and my foot is swelling and I feel my face about to swell. NOTHING helps the swelling go down other than just time. No allergy pills help. My doctor told me to take allergy pills every night for the rest of my life basically. I don't have any digestion issues or other pain so I am not sure what I have or what is going on. My doctor also doesn't want to test for celiac, as too many times it comes back as a false positive....... Has anyone else had these symptoms or heard of them?? Any advice will help! Thanks!