I’ve been so good at exercising lately – getting on my treadmill at least three times per week for the past month. I do a good hard work-out, too, continuously increasing the incline. And I’ve been feeling great. More energized.
THEN. On Monday.
I went on for my usual 30 minutes and completely broke out into hives. My entire upper body was covered. Chest, stomach, back, and face. Freaked, I phoned my doctor and they got me in a couple of hours later. Of course, by then the hives were nearly gone. He said it must have been something I ate and gave me some allergy medicine to take home.
THEN. On Tuesday.
Same thing. It didn’t seem as bad, though. I took the allergy medicine and the hives eventually went away.
Didn’t feel like getting hives so I didn’t exercise.
Didn’t feel up to exercising due to my car accident.
Went on the treadmill for 30 minutes. Got the crazy hives all over my back and chest AND my tongue swelled to a ginormous size! Look!!!
My face was really red, too, and my lips were swollen.
After taking the allergy medicine, it took about three hours for my tongue to go back to normal. Crazy or what?
I haven’t gone on the treadmill this weekend for fear of what will swell up next. Like my throat!
This has never happened to me before. Obviously, I’ll be going back to the doctor. But can it be true? Am I really allergic to exercise??
It pays to have good neighbours. My next door neighbour is a nurse. On the weekend, during a neighbourhood bonfire I was
going on and onjust happened to mention my hives to the ladies. Then – just now – she called me from work where she’d been talking about my “condition” with her fellow nurses. She remembered my saying I’d switched laundry detergents a couple of weeks ago. I’d dismissed it as a possible cause of the hives since it HAD been a couple of weeks, and this started happening this week. But, apparently, when you exercise your pores open up and get more sensitive to potential toxins. (makes sense, right?) So, I bought some of my old detergent. Hopefully, this will mark the end of my hives episodes. Thanks, neighbour!