Hives. The little buggers are still hanging around. My back and arms now. Last night, I got so frustrated and all over itchy, I just had to drop everything and take an Aveeno Oatmeal bath. When the bottom of my foot started itching in the bath I thought I would lose my mind!
I’m at the 6 week mark with these things, so by text book standards, they about to be labeled “chronic”. Great.
I have tried every remedy I can think of. I am ready to clear my schedule and go on a fast or detox to try to clear my system. Does anyone have any ideas? Look what I’ve already tried! Some are pretty wacky!
– stop any new skin product, laundry soap, body soap, foods, teas – anything that is associated with Christmas time. That’s when they started.
-question every food I bite, stopped eating anything that could be “in question” was it the tomatoes, cabbage, grapefruit . . . .
-meditating: the love of the hives, the body healing, fresh pink clear skin, healing, releasing stress, etc. etc.
-regular doc – two visits, one for ‘fungus’ cream. Then back for steriods and more cream. Steroids slowed it down, came right back.
-Dermatologist – higher dose of steroids, came right back when the steroids were done. Cream was $236, stayed with old cream. Hives popped up somewhere else, so cream is not stopping the real problem.
-Inipi Ceremony (sweat lodge) – it’s a healing ceremony, so I wanted to leave there finished with the hives. Didn’t seem to help with the hives, all though it always helps me to do that.
-Burned a candle till it was done – – to represent everything I need to “let go of”, to get anything that was “under my skin” resolved. House smelled good, still hives.
-Acupuncture – wind in my body, or I have too much heat, moist heat I believe he said. Not sure if the 12 recommended treatments, would really help. Minus $87 and itched all the way home. Not going again.
-Dermatologist visit again – – now on 3 antihistamines! Limited relief, mostly miserable! Trying to guess is it at home. So today (Saturday I came to work almost 12 hours ago) still itching.
So what now . . .I am itching to a distraction level life is not pleasant, scabs on my legs, butt and back. I’m not even remotely interested in dating my body is a mess! I wonder what all theses medications are doing to my system.
So did I somehow become MORE allergic to my cat? Did years of daily Claritin (allergy antihistamine) cause a sudden immunity level?
Gosh I really want this to end.
let a candle burn until it went out – – representing letting go of anything