Hi, Ive been up all night reading this fabulous book! So …I have had a rollercoaster 8 weeks. Moved to Singapore in August, breast biopsy in early October and all clear. Started flushing, diagnosed with rosacea (weird, Im 46 and never had an allergy, skin problem), then had a massive hives outbreak, itched until they bruised!
Skin biopsy to check for vasculitis came back negative for that but positive for urticaria. Blood test showed mycoplasma infection. So ……..currently I have constant redness. Cant seem to sweat, despite being on the equator although there is an element of fear there i.e. safer to sit in air con than confront the prickling!
My main question is about food ……I did food allergy testing and reacted only to …Kale ….weird! I know the hives could still be caused by food intolerance as opposed to allergy but my question is if a food / group is a trigger then is it always a trigger? I have good days when nothing causes redness, hives are quiet and then bad days when EVERYTHING causes flaming red skin on my face, neck, chest.
If I had an allergy / intolerance is it something that I should react to every day? At the moment I am in this cycle of is it rosacea? is it hives reaction? is it from the mycoplasma? is it a reaction to weeks of antibiotics / antihistamines?