First: I just realized I forgot to get A Year of Marymoor up yesterday–will post it today. I managed to take the pictures yesterday but totally spaced the post.
So…onto the main post.
So as I’ve said before, I have histamine intolerance. Since we pretty much figured out what my issue is, my reactions have died down a bit. But now and then, I get into something or eat a little too much of the foods that are high histamine and it builds up and whammies me. So last night, I had a really rough reaction. I ate some chocolate the past few days, I had a little soy sauce, I had a few pieces of bacon, I drank water with a little lemon in it, and so on. And the histamine built up. Now, some weeks, having a few days where I do that won’t bother me. But, with the vagaries of this condition, you never know. So I was gambling and this time, the house won and I lost. Last night I was itching like crazy all over my body, and the hives started popping up. My nose was swelling a bit. So, I ended up taking a good slug of Benadryl.
The night wasn’t easy, even with the Benadryl. My back’s been out (pain can make histamine worse), and I’ve been stressed over the news (stress makes histamine intolerance worse), and I ended up spending the night tossing and turning. One side, my back ached. The other, and I was suddenly too hot (histamine intolerance can make the inflammation really bad and the body heats up). I’d kick off the blanket but then I’d get too cold. Blech.
So today, I’m cutting back down to only safe foods again, and going to drink a gazillion bottles of water (well, enough to clear my system), and I’m going to avoid the news because that’s been stressing me out, and just focus on the cats and my writing and things that won’t fuck up my body.
Living with food allergies, intolerances, and histamine intolerance isn’t a cut-and-dried condition. So many things can change how your body reacts. One day and getting cross-contaminated might lead to your inhaler. The next day and it can lead to the Epi-Pen. One week and the histamine in bacon won’t bother you, the next and it can send you spinning into a haze of Benadryl.
So…yeah. That’s my Monday. And I’m back to work, and focusing on the kitties and my home and all things beautiful.