I tried both natural antihistamine and drugstore ones. The drugstore ones I tried over a year ago after the first time I got hives, and they helped but it's not healthy to take them every day. Actually, I got pulled over once when I was on the drugstore antihistamines and the cop thought I was on drugs, I was so out of it! So those were definitely too strong for me. Now the only antihistamine I take is vitamin C twice a day. Sometimes I also take allerase. 2 years ago a naturopath gave me sodium chloride drops for allergies...not sure how sodium chloride works as an antihistamine, but it did help decrease flare ups. What else would you recommend? Usually, I follow a low histamine diet so I don't need to really take anything more than vitamin C, but sometimes I get red spots on my arms from reactions to things like dust or cut grass...things I can't really have any control over.
I'm hoping the HCL will help and hopefully minimize allergies.
I'm starting to take most of my inositol in the morning too....although I also still take it at night too because it's water soluble, and I think it's best to also take a little bit at night to have a constant stream in your system. I divide my vitamin C intake into 2 doses a day as well for the same reason, but I take that with food. Glucosmart is supposed to be taken with food to control glucose intake, but theoretically if taken on an empty stomach it may have therapeutic purposes. I'm not sure though. The powder I take specifically says to take it between meals, but this is the form of inositol that people take for other things like anxiety and OCD, so I'm guessing that's why it works better on an empty stomach. I guess we'll have to experiment and see what works best.
Hmm when I was using NPC, I felt lethargic at the beginning, and it actually helped me sleep better at night but then I had trouble getting up in the morning. But you might be going through the estrogen wake-up symptoms that hearts explained. The estrogen wake-up may not happen right away, it might happen a few weeks or a month into taking NPC, so that may be what you are experiencing. How is your skin doing?
Hey WishClean, have you ever tried antihistamines for your food-related breakouts? It might help if it's allergy based.
I was taking my inositol at lunch, but since you pointed out that the therapeutic effects are better in the morning, I'm starting to take it in the morning.
I ordered the Emerita Pro-gest from Amazon. It has great reviews.
I don't know what's happening with me, but the last two nights I have had bad sleeps for the first time since starting progesterone cream. Hearts, did you ever experience that (great sleep and then not so great)? If so, did your sleeping get back in track and how?
**And to update on skin: Apart from those stupid red bumps, my oil production has slowed down a lot! I noticed it last week when I was blotting my face less. My hair also seems less oily. I wash it every 2 days but could probably do it every 3 now. A friend actually commented that my makeup seems too "drying," but it used to make me look more oily. So idk, maybe drier skin is a good sign acne-wise? But it probably makes my scars look deeper :/
Edited by WishClean, 28 October 2013 - 08:43 PM.
Supplements: inositol, DIM, digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3.
Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials... (although I have been slacking lately)
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