Last week I thought I finally had a break through. I thought stress was one of the main causes of the hives. Learning how to meditate seemed like it was helping. chamomile tea seemed like it was helping. Trying my hardest to stay relaxed and ‘zen’ seemed to help.
Until my prescription of prednisone was done.
As soon as I was done with that pill, the hives returned. Since Friday they started getting worse and worse every single day. I had a major flare up last night awaking this morning COMPLETELY COVERED from head to toe. I was so embarrassed to go into work, but knew I couldn’t keep calling in sick due to this.
Thankfully I managed to squeeze in a small run on Monday morning when the hives seemed to subside for a bit (I seem to be the best mid day). It was my first run in a month.
I haven’t been able to ride in over a month now due to my not wanting to irritate the hives. I wanted to go so badly last night, but could barely stand let alone walk when 5:00 came around. 😦 Hives on my arms/legs/stomach/chest/back itch like crazy… hives on the bottom of my feet and on the palms of my hands feel like BRUISES. I’ve been getting them under my feet/heels every single day now making walking so very painful.
Anyway, I know this is probably sounding like I’m looking for a pity party or something, but I am not. I just thought I’d let you know where I’m at and why my short burst of inspiration fizzled away so very quickly.
I did have a thought last night that perhaps my allergy is towards eggs because I literally eat them every single day. I’m not avoiding those delicious little eggs in hopes that maybe I can figure out an answer for myself.
On a random note, I came across the site Bloglovin today and it’s exactly what I had been looking for in terms of a blog reader (not a fan of google reader). So yeah..