I have been fighting allergies all my life. In the past I was on allergy shots off and on for over 19 years. But, the last year, my allergies have been worse than they have ever been.
John and I went out to eat on Saturday and I broke out in hives not long after we got home. Then, when I woke up Sunday morning the lower part of my face was swollen and I had severe hives on my wrist and both sides of my torso. I don't get small hives either, my allergy doctor calls them dinner plate hives because that is how big they are. So, yesterday I spent the whole day trying not to scratch all my skin off.
After reviewing what I had for dinner and dessert, I think I may be allergic to dairy products. I stopped drinking cows milk this summer because I have seemed lactose intolerant the last couple of years. I still eat cheeses and small amounts of dairy without too much of a problem though. Then Saturday, I got a cream based past dish for dinner and then we went out for ice cream. I am thinking that my body just protested. So now, I guess I have to give up diary completely. Good thing I am already hooked on soy milk.
The hives are a little better this morning and my face swelling is mostly gone. Thank goodness. I still itch though, so I guess it will be another Benedryl day (I also take Allegra and Zyrtec). Benedryl totally puts me to sleep though, so I guess I won't get much done.