Hi guys, I am excited about this post as every reader will actually understand what I am going through with the physical hives and most I’m sure will understand the mental aspect of the hives. I am based in the UK and I’m certain the weather contributes to the following:
In December I entered a body fat transformation 7 week competition. This consisted of weight training 5 x a week and cardio 7 days a week.
I “cleaned” up my diet and eat a lot of meat, walnuts, oats, protein shakes , tomatoes etc as well as ore work out. After around 4 weeks I started experiencing uncomfortable prickly heat however I could work through it. It then progressively got worse to such s extent that I could not exercise around early January.
After a month of feeling sorry for myself and comfort eating loads of rubbish food I went to South Africa for 2 weeks where at times was 40 degrees Celsius. I never had a single problem out there and return in mid February thinking I was cured! I even managed a weeks worth of cardio and weight training again! Then it returned…
Ever since I have been miserable, I am a active person mentally and physically and the hives are destroying my life. I cannot exercise, I cannot have sex, I cannot even walk my dog, I feel like I’m existing and not living of which is making me feel depressed and I do not use that word lightly.
The doctors tell you to do blood tests and take anti histamines but they don’t have a clue and worsen of all they will not admit they don’t have a clue they all think they know better than other doctors, etc.
I then went to a nutritionist/allergy specialist who advised that my get fit diet was extremely high in histamine and this could have sparked it off. She advised me to follow a low histamine diet and purchase fresh meat from the butchers.
11 days in my symptoms are back worse than ever before, I cannot have saunas which I was previously using.
So many of you mention “sweat” to improve symptoms but correct me if I am wrong, hives are sweat that cannot escape? Therefore every time I try to sweat via exercise or heat, I get hives!
I don’t know what to do, I feel miserable, I don’t want to leave the house, my partner tries to understand but without getting the hives yourself you don’t understand the anxiety and stress it brings to your life.
I really feel like I am just existing and not living life. I am prone to go to dark places but over the years instead of moaning about it I learnt what works for me:
– keeping busy
The hives have eliminated all my go to tools to cope with being in a dark place and I’m really struggling.
My current diet is
2 x rye bread
Steak or chicken thighs
FYI I did not show up as allergic to anything on the tests including dairy, egg whites, egg yolks, oats, etc.