Hives: Day 74

Skin test.

Turns out I’m allergic to wheat. This might not even be what’s causing the hives but the only way to really find out is to cut wheat out of my diet, totally, for three weeks. Then I can reintroduce it and see if there’s a reaction. Reading through some websites quickly when I got home, this could explain A LOT. The tummy problems, tired rundown feeling at completely random times, hives…

So I’m gonna start Sunday with the wheat free diet. I had NO IDEA there was wheat in so may food products. It’s in EVERYTHING. It’s basically an Atkins diet. I’ve NEVER been fond of the Atkins diet because I like my heart and I don’t want it to kill me at 50. Skinny but dead doesn’t seem like a wonderful alternative to a tad chubby and alive to me.

Why Sunday, you ask? Because Saturday we are going to Tyrolean Inn and I HAVE to eat the yummy food

This week at work has been long and hard. The Boss is out of town so covering for him, helping another team catch up with work they are behind on, having do deal with co-workers who have the work ethic of a retarded monkey and the fact that one of my FAVORITE co-workers last day is tomorrow has made me REALLY want for Friday to just. get. here. already. It really sucks that I can’t post work related stuff here because man, the comic relief…

Anyway, I’m exhausted so I’m off to give Ben puppy dog eye’s to 1) Convince him to come crawl into bed with me, 2) Let me have a kitten PRETTY PLEASE WITH A CHERRY ON TOP?!? :mrgreen:

3 thoughts on “Hives: Day 74

  1. Hey Anna,
    That’s crazy but when you first started to get hives I thought of that, wheat. A coworker’s husband had the same thing happen. She finds a lot of Wheat-free stuff at Trader Joes. Good luck 🙂 at least maybe the hives will go away.
    PS I’ve know a few that did the Atkins and it’s not that bad, they actually had their cholesteral go down. Fat alone doesn’t clog arteries, it sugar + fat that turns fat solid, thus cloggin up the heart 🙂

  2. Yeah it was funny, we were eating at Aqui tonight and I realized that everything I had (minus some corn chips because I don’t know about them) was wheat free. I had my norm, grilled salmon on an organic green salad with a dressing of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Mmmmm

    Also, we always have the sampler for an appetizer which is a plate with polenta, humus and mashed black beans.

    SO! At least I can still have my favorite meal at my favorite restaurant!!!

    OH!!! And the other night they had a flourless chocolate cake for the desert special and I was really skeptical but Ben got it anyway and it was YUMMY!!

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