Can Seasonal Allergies Cause Stomach Upset?

Updated: Jan 30, 2020

My wife often starts a few young seedlings of spinach, lettuce, and tomatoes in a sunny window before they go outside for the spring.

Recently, when we had a few baby plants in the house, I started having headaches and stomach upset and couldn't find a cause until I spotted a few little sprouts of pollen that had shot up from the baby spinach.

Once the offending plant was moved outside, my symptoms went away.

As a functional medicine doctor, I am used to seeing new patients who have been misdiagnosed for years due to symptoms that don't quite fit the mold of a standard diagnosis.

There are, no doubt, many people unnecessarily suffering because of a misunderstanding of how we think of certain conditions.

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Unconventional Allergy Symptoms

A stereotypical image of seasonal allergies is a person with a runny nose, congestion, and a sinus headache. But for many, their symptoms do not fit neatly into a diagnosis.

Seasonal allergies only cause symptoms for some when they are under stress, others may only have had allergy symptoms after an accident, pregnancy, surgery or an autoimmune disease diagnosis.

Potential Symptoms Of Seasonal Allergies

  • Anxiety

  • Panic Attacks

  • Depression

  • Brain Fog

  • Fatigue

  • Toe Fungus

  • Recurrent Pink Eye

  • Skin Rashes

  • Digestive Problems