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So I'm going into month 5 of CIU. The last time I posted I had visited an immunological who did allergy tests and confirmed no allergy.
He only wanted me to return if it was treatment resistant. On the whole the meds have helped most of the time, but it hasn't e Dr completely gone. I was given a salicylate free diet, noticed foods on there that have definitely been triggers for me. I have to admit unashamedly that I haven't followed any illumination diet religiously because just wanted normal life!
However, here I am again today off work because of bad hives and swelling! I have a few observations to put out there for comment by fellow sufferers.
Has anyone else tried or heard of Salicylate? Or has any success cutting it down? It's in so many foods & products! Also some foods low in Salicylate are high in histamine so once you've compared both lists you really are not left with much!!
A second thing I've realised is that my hives are really bad and treatment resistant in the lead up and during my period. I've only just put two and two together here and will be monitoring this now! My hives first came on after starting contraceptive pill, so I wonder if it's hormone related?! Anyone else found hormonal link?
So here I am again feel like I'm back to square one! I guess when all you want is relief it's easy to just take the antihistamine and carry on as normal! I haven't really been ready to acknowledge the fact that I need to make difficult and consistent changes to get answers!
Ps I'm going to go back to the gp to get referred back to immunogist given the fact that the tablets never completely resolve symptoms!
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