Hello all -
I've posted several times on this site and am happy to report that my hives are continuing to improve. I found a doctor who FINALLY (3 years and 7 traditional doctors later) determined they are linked to a yeast allergy which causes candida (bad bacteria) overgrowth in your digestive track which basically poisons your system and causes hives. I know this sounds sorta hookie - and most traditional doctors don't believe in candida - but it is certainly working and my goal is to be able to be out in the sun on a beach next summer.
Anyhow, several of you have asked for more info on what my doctor has me on. Here is the run down:
My doctor's, Farhang Khosh, website:
Here is what my doctor has me taking. But there were other things I was on before - I had to build my system up. Some things (the Candida) will give you an adverse reaction (lots of bathroom time) if you just start taking it immediately so I don't recommend dosing yourself. I don't know if these things are available from the manufacture because I get them from my doctor.
Candicid - to kill candida (bad bacteria) caused by yeast allergy.
manufactured by Two Star Formulas (http://www.twostarformulas.com/) - 2 tablets in a.m.
HMF Replete - high potency probiotic - again, to kill bad bacteria caused by yeast allergy
manufactured by Seroyal USA, Inc. in Chicago, IL
Adreno Forte - adreneline support herbs to combat fatigue caused by candida and stress
manufactured by Two Star Formulas
Rhodiola - to combat stress
manufactured by Thorne Research, Inc, Dover, Idaho
A quality vitamin - no yeast or gluten
Fish Oil caplets
Best luck to all!
-Super Hive Girl