Hives from Low Stomach Acid? Perhaps....

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Ok so I posted my sob story yesterday thank you to those who responded.

Coincidentally I started at a new chiropractor today. Unlike a lot of medical professionals he took down my entire history and listened to me (imagine?). It's not that complicated but as we all know doctors often just get to the exact reason you're sitting there and move you along.

He asked if I had low stomach acid. I said not it's high that's why I take prevacid every day for 10 years. He said in reviewing my history he had a hunch that the prevacid had done too much for too long... that my stomach acid was low and that the low stomach acid is causing my hives.

What???????!!!!!!!!!!

He did a basic baking soda and water stomach acid test.. which revealed excessively low stomach acid levels. OH MY GOD!

When the body's stomach acid is low, it panics and creates high histamines to trigger stomach acid production. The high histamines (if combined with already high histamines like in a low carb diet...) can then cause hives since the levels are so high.

Can you imagine if this one person has solved the hives reason just by actually listening ??????

I emailed my doc asking the best way to wean off the prevacid. I'll keep you all updated.

Has anyone ever heard of this? OR could this be something you should consider as well?

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    I wish i could get off my prilosec i have taken for over 30 years but i have a hiatal hernia and it is awful when i try to get off them.. I hope you can and if so let us know how you did it.. My hives could have been caused by my arthritus or thyroid there are so many things that can cause them.. Mine have disappeared but I have been taking xolair shot once a month for over 2 years

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      Thanks for sharing! I would love to avoid the shot. I'm also not sure how much it costs... but I definitely can't go on much longer like this that's for sure.

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      I dont know where you live but the company has a plan if you dont have good enough insurance where you only pay 5.00.. my shot is 5,749.00 and no way could i afford it but I do have great insurance that pays it all.. but for ppl who dont that is wonderful they do this.. I know several ppl who only pay 5.00..

      I got to the point you are at where i couldnt stand it another day.. so this has been wonderful to be free of them..

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      Wow that's interesting thank you! I just saw my allergist this morning. He ran a bunch of blood tests to rule out food and environmental causes. He's taken me off benedryl (THANK GOD) and put me on pepcid and famotidine. We will see what happens. I'm trying to stay positive. From the sounds of it sometimes we just never figure it out and it just runs it's course.

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    please ask your doctor if he has any other suggestions for preventing low stomach acid with diet....he may be able to help thousands of people...thx for sharing this info maybe we might FINALLY be onto something to help prevent this recurring disease.

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      Hello! I went back yesterday. Very interesting path we are on here. Off prevacid/PPI for just one week now. It takes time for the body to go back to proper stomach acid levels after taking daily prevacid for 10 years. 10 YEARS! Ugh. Of course I'm also now worried daily that the massive reflux will come back and I will have reflux and hives ha.

      Hives are still the same. None in the morning. Some afternoon... heavy in the evening and disappear if I drink liquor. Still on the same antihistamine routine.

      He is having me stay on a normal course of just removing the prevacid for now and diet/nutrition will be next. I am a good weight for my height so weight is not an issue in my case but that may impact others.

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      1. Use liquid nutrition throughout the day

      2. Use Ginger

      3. Super Hydrate outside of meal times

      4. Drink very little with meat containing meals

      5. Hold off on water after a meal

      6. Use lemon and apple cider vinegar

      7. Eat protein foods at the beginning of the meal

      8. Use fermented veggies

      9. Use fermented drinks

      10. Eat your largest meal when you are most relaxed

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    please ask your doctor if he has any other suggestions for preventing low stomach acid with diet....he may be able to help thousands of people...thx for sharing this info maybe we might FINALLY be onto something to help prevent this recurring disease.

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