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So I'm a college senior and while on summer vacation, I noticed what looked like a cluster of warts on my wrists and elbows - my arms perfectly mirrored eachother. Went abroad and it slowly started creeping over my legs, as just a single bump or a few at a time. Came back for school in the fall and it kept getting worse.. and one of my fingernails was purple and had a huge line down the middle, was frail and looked like it was going to come off. I immediatly got tested and the skin sample came back as LP. Of course they tell me "there's no cure, sorry" (well not exactly like that but thats what it felt like) and gave me steroid cream. I'm all about all-natural so I skipped the steroid creme after reading it sometimes made it worse for people.
I'm EXTREMELY healthy. Especially for my age. Oats, cottage cheese, fruit, veggies, eggs, salad, beans, almond milk, whole grain bread, rice and thats it really. I lift weights 5 times a week and am very fit. During the summer with my parents and my time abroad wasn't working out much and wasn't eating well, but I'm back to normal now.
4-5 months in now, its everywhere... everwhere except my mouth. Its especially bad on my legs, they used to be my favorite part of my body and now I'm feeling subconscious to walk around in shorts (and im from FL its 10000 degrees). My boyfriend of my whole college career just broke up with me and was totally indifferent tabout what I was going through (so I guess it's for the better.)
I'm seeing a chinese doctor in the area that has me taking a ton of herbs, doing acupuncture once a week and rubbing my ears (not sure how I feel about that one) and it seemed like it was getting better for awhile, became purple and the skin became flatter, but then it got WORSE. All of a sudden my wrist had what looked like pimples.. I popped them and put activated charcoal on it, the next day it looked like a white mountain ridge. Popped it and it just oozed out like one giant sore and now I'll probably have a huge scar.
I have a sneaking suspicion I have a histamine intolerance as well and am trying to see if they are related. Noticed when I drink alcohol I have extreme sinus preasure in my head and a stuffed nose, renedered useless for an entire day. Recently found out I'm allergic to walnuts which make me so tired I fall asleep and just cut out nuts all together after reading they are high in histamine. Noticed I'm just really itchy all the time too, my ears, face, head, stomach, just for no reason - thinking its the high histamine foods, but it seems everything I eat has histamine. So I'm taking DOA supplements and Quercetin and Bromein to combat that. Thinking the histamine buildup in my body inflames the lichen planus as well.
Worst part is, my sister who is a freshman at the same school as me, is getting extremely itchy allover and has bumps similar to mine all over her hands....she's starting to panic.
Thinking its a gut problem as well as both our freshman years we were extermely sick and were loading up with nasal steroids and antibiotics among other over the counter medications. (taking a probiotic to help restore my gut).
I'm spending literally hundreds of dollars a week (with my scholarship money, meaning less money for food/living/etc) on supplements, becoming extremely insecure of my body that I was once very proud of as I work hard to be and look healthy, feeling less able to enjoy my senior year each day, and just feeling desperate. If anyone has any advice at all or could share similar personal experiences I would grately appreciate it <3
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