It has been over 2 months since I stopped nursing our son. NO HIVES! and no meds. It has been such a relief.
2 weeks ago I had an appointment with my allergist. He was much more open to the idea that they could be cause by my hives. He said the only way I would be able to test prior to starting to nurse again would be to find a research center/university that is doing research on this subject. Anyone know of one? Otherwise he says we'll have to wait till I have another child and start nursing again. He said that we'll wait till then and we'd have a good case if it happens again.
One of the things we spoke about that was how their are lots of things related to nursing that could cause the hives. It could be the hormone that cause lactation as I have thought, but he said that there are lots of hormones that are produced to keep you body in balance during that time and I could be allergic to anyone of those hormones. Lastly we discussed that he'd be interested to see if I start having hives while I'm pregnant or if they don't show up until after the baby is born. We'll see. He says that he'd write it up for a medical journal, if it occurs again in the same way.
That's where we're at. Now its just time to wait until we start trying to get pregnant again. Although we want a large family, its going to be at least a few months before we start trying again.
Thanks for reading. I'd love to hear from those of you out there who suffer also.
Purpose of this blog
I have such a response to my post on my other blog. I have heard from so many women who have had similar experiences-to a greater or lesser extent. With every women I come in contact with I am amazed at how many of us are out there.
Starting this blog was suggested to me and after thinking about it, I think it is needed. A single place where we can all share our stories. Share our problems. Let each other know what is working for us, and then one day help the medical community find the answer to why and hopefully help.
As I receive stories, updates, and info that I find or are given I will post them here. If you have anything to share you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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