I’m 16 years old and I’ve had hives for a few years now. I discovered that I had them around 13 years old. I was in a gym class, and as I was working out, I started to feel them on my legs.
Later that day, in a classroom, I started to feel them on my arms, but I just ignored them. After a few months, it has gotten worse, and the pain got really intense. I couldn’t take the pain. Sometimes I’d have to excuse myself from other people to be by myself because of how severe the pain was.
Hives has really changed my life. I used to love going out with friends and family. Now, it’s just hard for me to have a conversation. After a little research, I found out that I might have an overgrowth of yeast in my stomach, and the overgrowth feeds off of sugar.
I started a diet (no yeast and sugar). I dieted for about 3 weeks, and my hives have lessened by a lot. It’s not even as painful anymore. I’m thinking that if I get rid of the overgrowth the hives would disappear. I was able to sit outside on a sunny day with no hives, and it was amazing.
My hives aren’t gone, but they have calmed down a bit. Maybe if I stick to this diet it will go away. Candida (yeast overgrowth) can actually cause hives.