Purpose of this blog

Hello Everyone,
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 judeebeeforme@yahoo.com
Please become a follow if you have had, are having, or know someone who has had this problem.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving and I'm hive free

Happy Thanksgiving to all my blog stockers and followers. My son is now 18 months old (almost 19months). I haven't been nursing for almost 9 months now and I don't have hives, my chronic hives are gone.  I've stopped taking my medication and I am doing great. I've lost 30 lbs and we're considering trying to have baby 2, but we'll see when that happens. I hope that those of you out there who are suffering are talking to your doctors and talking to other women. I was not aware of this problem until it happened to me. I have been surprise at how many women are out there that suffer from this. There could be many different causes of this and each women's body is different. But overall it is more common than the medical community is aware of. Talk about it! Let your doctors know the problem is still going, when it stopped. Keep records -when, how often, changes you made to diet before and after, stress levels. All these things will help when we finally get someone's attention and they start researching it. Good Luck to all of you out there.

Monday, July 12, 2010

2 months After Nursing

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.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

All Done Nursing

Well baby is a year and we've totally weened. He handled it really well. So the big question is have my hives gone away?... In short, no. Long, sort of. I've stopped taking my meds. Its been a few weeks. Every few days I have a very small outbreak on my elbows. It only lasts for about an hour. I have another appointment with my allergist next month. Oh, and also my milk still hasn't dried up yet, and I wonder if that has anything to do with it.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Update on Nursing

Still have small break outs if I don't take my meds.
We've started weening. We are down to 3 feedings a day. I'm really looking forward to finding out if my hives completely go away once I completely stop nursing.
We'll see.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Their Back

I woke up and had a breakout of hives. I took my Zyrtec and I am waiting pactiently for them to go away again. The good news is it was a mild breakout. My breakouts have been really bad and full blown in the past. So I think only a mild breakout after not taking my Zyrtec for two days -is progress.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


I forgot to take my Zyrtec yesterday. I felt a little itchy last night but no hives. That isn't that abnormal its always the next morning when I need to take my next dose that I have a break-out. But funny thing, I got up, got ready for church, and then forgot AGAIN to take my Zyrtec. I remembered while at church, then I realized, I hadn't had a breakout yet. Could this be the end of my hives? I've gone all day, a little itchy, but no hives. I haven't stopped nursing, but my milk levels have been a little lower (due we think to my new years resolution to have more portion control and therefore my calorie intake has gone down a bit). I am really hopeful. Some women I have spoken to said that their hives went away around 6 months of having them. My hives started when baby was about a month and now he is 8 months, so 7 months. I'm not going to start holding my breath, but I think this is a breakthrough of hope.