Latest Update – restored emotional and physical stability, but these darn hives are still running wild

Latest Update – restored emotional and physical stability, but these darn hives are still running wild

Alright, so last I wrote I was in the midst of the worst PMS I’d ever had and felt terrible. Thankfully that calmed down fairly quickly. The day I wrote the entry I called my doctor in the states and he said to up the dose of one of the vitamins I am taking that is suppose to help calm you down. It’s a supplement to support neurotransmitters and contains Vitamin C, vitamin B6, Folate, vitamin B12, Magnesium, zinc, selenium, and a select amino combination of Taurine, 5-hydroxtyptophan and suntheanine. So, I upped my dose of that and pretty much each day after doing that got a little bit better and calmer. After three days I was feeling normal again and then about four more days after that I started my period and things really started to calm down. I also started taking one more neurotransmitter supplement this week thus starting the phase two of the program that the NeuroScience, Inc. tests had recommended. So, far I’m feeling really good so we’ll see how this phase goes.
As for other reactions like stuffy nose, hives, headaches, dizziness, gas, etc….well, things there have been really good too. I’ve continued to eat the more varied diet that my doctor had recommended – though I did cut back on fruits and really high salicylate things the week before my period and the last few days I’ve been on my period since I was having such bad PMS and since I know that I can be more sensitive during that time. Really, I’ve been surprised with how much better I have felt since starting to take this vitamin regime and since adding in more varied nutritious foods. I didn’t expect to feel better really, or at least not so quickly. But, I really have felt more than 90% better than I did before making these changes. I particularly think that the probiotics have been very helpful as well as the things I’m taking to balance my pH level and the things I’m taking to help support my liver and its ability to process toxins/phenols. But, even with all the massive improvement there has been one symptom that hasn’t gone away…ironically it’s also the symptom that first led me to investigate salicylates and chemical intolerances…HIVES. They aren’t really worse than they were before but they aren’t any better either. At the moment I feel like the improvement I’ve seen in my overall health is worth even not seeing an improvement in the hives and the restored functionality I have had in regards to other symptoms is worth a little itching. I mean before starting this new program and working with this doctor I felt miserable all over AND I had hives…now I feel really good all over and have hives. I definitely prefer the second option to the first so at least for now I don’t think I’m going to change anything I’m doing. But, it is a little frustrating to still have the hives. I’m beginning to think that they are just entirely environmental and I maybe I’ll never be able to control them. I’m still hopeful that the things I am doing to balance my body internally (like taking probiotics, going off birth control, taking these neurotransmitter supplements, etc) will eventually help to get rid of the hives. Maybe my body just needs time before it can start working properly enough to get rid of the hives. I don’t know. I guess we’ll see, right. So, that’s the update on this end. I hope you all are doing well.

Health to you and yours –
Beth

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