Sorry about your encounter with crazy-lady. Can't say it's never happened to me.
Sounds like you have a condition known as Homocystinuria. Most people with chronic hives have Homocystinuria, meaning your Homocysteine levels are
high, which is a non-protein α-amino acid. Eating foods high in Histamine causes the breakouts and then the added release of stress-hormones,
adrenaline and cortisol, (mostly due to interacting with wack-a-doodles like her) intensifies the reaction.
The only way to control/manage it, is to stay on a low-histamine diet, which REALLY sucks, but it's the only way to control the hives/outbreaks that
can be mistaken by some as measles. Would you believe spinach and tomatoes very high in Histamine?
I would include a link to a low-histamine foods/diet but the information is conflicting --- what one says you can have, another says you can't have,
claiming it's a high-histamine food. Plus, don't want to go off-topic here, just trying to be helpful.
You're better off researching, googling it, and looking around for yourself. Some of the foods on the low-histamine food list (authored by 'The Low
Histamine Food Chef') are tolerated by some H-sufferers and then not by others. But there is a standard list of 'off-limit, definitely not allowed
foods'... I just don't remember where I saw it or the name of the website, as I've committed the (high/low) foods list to memory and haven't visited
that website in awhile.
By "diet", I do not mean low in calories, as it has nothing to do with caloric intake. Foods high in Histamine will cause an outbreak of hives/welts,
and quite often, not immediately after eating the food, which is why we don't always make the connection. It could happen days later, or even a week
later, when your 'Histamine Bucket', so to speak, is full and overflows --- and if so, let the suffering begin.
You also have to take very specific species/genus of Probiotics daily. If you're interested I'll tell you what they are... again, not my intention to
derail your thread and unfortunately don't have time to start a thread and keep up with it.
Anyway, again, sorry about your encounter with crazy-lady. Unfortunately they are everywhere. I got bitch-slapped not too long ago by a Safeway
crazy-lady shopper for buying a case of bottled distilled water and asked why can't I just drink tap water -- was I hoarding water -- what was I
trying to prove. But if I drank tap water, then I'd look like I have the measles. Screwed up people everywhere .... you can't win.
17-4-2015 by Jana12 because: a spelling error