I posted a while ago about my new found journey to diagnose/cure these hives that suddenly started appearing.
I went to an allergist and had no allergies, and my blood work came back totally normal. He wanted to put me on a injection drug Xolair, but I just didn’t feel comfortable altering my body’s chemistry without understanding WHY this started happening all of a sudden.
I then went to an alternative medicine doctor and tried out muscle testing, and she found that I have candida which could cause hives. I’ve been on an elimination diet for the past 2 months. (No wheat, corn, soy, rice, peanuts fruits other than berries, sweetener besides coconut sugar or pure maple syrup, and dairy every other day). I am also taking multiple supplements to try to kill the candida. It’s been going pretty well and I have had fewer hives.
Before it wouldn’t just happen with exercise. I could just be in bed watching tv and it would start. Now I have found that it’s only happening when I exercise. Tuesday I ran for 40min and when I was done, I had a terrible reaction with hives. My eyes swelled to the point that they were almost closed. I took prednisone and the swelling went down. Today I was outside with a hat on and got hot under the hat and had hives on my forehead and now without doing any sweating it’s spreading around the rest of my body.
I find that I’m constantly having to carry prednisone as it’s the only thing that is really helping when I start to break out.
I am going to try to start the stinging nettle.
Has anyone has success with XOLAIR?
Anyone else have any issues with candida?
How long does it take for your hives to start when you slip up on the elimination diet?
Is anyone finding that their symptoms are not exclusively CU and are having reactions in other non-heat induced situations?