Imagine spending the majority of your 20’s breaking out in hives and welts.
That was me.
I was fresh out of college and just started working as a pharmacist when I started developing itchiness in my hands and it only happened at work. Well, it progressively got worse. My body was continually welting up and breaking out in hives and it was 24/7!
I spent 7 years trying to figure out what was wrong with me.
One specialist after another and multiple doctor visits later, the only answer I got was “we may never know what is causing this”.
The medications prescribed weren’t helping me, if anything, it was worse once the treatment was over but everything was fine, right? And some even told me that I was depressed and needed an antidepressant. How could this not make me depressed?
But I was determined! I kept searching and it led me to a functional medicine practitioner. She was able to find the cause of the hives and put me on a protocol to give my body what it was needing to heal from toxicity and leaky gut.
This was life changing and it completely changed my view of the current health care model.
So here I am, 20 years later…not one hive…not one welt…
Thinking about this experience made me realize that the worse part was not the hives, but the feeling of being unheard and dismissed.
I felt frustrated and helpless but the worse part was the fear. The fear that this is it, this is your life now and that you may not be able to do the things that you envisioned for yourself in the future.
That is really scary!
I’m here to tell you that it’s not true.
You can heal, and feel better than you ever have before.