Hives- What worked for me!
Posted in the Hives Forum
South Perth, Australia
Hi I'm not usually the type to post on forums but told myself if i found something that treated my chronic urticaria/ hives then i would share that information.
Just a bit of background on my condition. Started getting a breakout of hives since April this year and progressively got worse after a few weeks to the point where it would come on everyday for at least a few hours if not for most of the day. Couldn't really say there was anything that triggered it. Antihistamines (Telfast, Zrytec) worked to mask the symptoms but wasn't really a treatment option.
Then I read about leaky gut syndrome which is really just caused by increased permeability of the gut (through damaged or altered gut lining) which then allows toxins and microbes to leak through the gut wall. This creates an immune response by the body which releases histamine and the body can break out in hives.
So with this information I just researched ways to repair the lining of the gut. I came out with L-glutamine and probiotics which are often used to do just that. I took about 30g of L-glutamine and one daily capsule of probiotic per day for 3 weeks. After that the hives progressively got better before completely disappearing.
Just a tip. Buy the glutamine in powder form cause the capsules/tablets are usually only 500mg and you'll need to pretty much finish the bottle to get 30g per day.
Hope you'll achieve the same results as I did with this treatment. And do let us know how it goes.
I just read your post, I am 29 years old and 8 weeks ago broke out in what I believe may be hives (not 100% sure though) it is a rash that has lasted the whole 8 weeks not going away, it will subside a little and then return but never fully goes away. How did you know that you had leaky gut syndrome? I am willing to try anything at this point! I have tried 3 different creams and prednisone and nothing has helped so far.
THANK YOU for posting this. Following the suggestions in your post here, and hearing the same information from a doctor on an online radio show, I have found relief! What a relief.
As recently as late July I was still extremely bothered by hives, and on that date I received my L-Glutamine powder shipment from Amazon (one pound for about $25, including shipping). I began taking a heaping teaspoonful of L-Glutamine powder a day in juice, plus one acidophilus tablet, one zinc tablet, and a digestive enzyme capsule. By the middle of August I decided to start eating some of the things on my "this makes me itch" list, and nothing since then has triggered any hives breakouts!
I am totally amazed, relieved, and I think healed.
I intend to still take L-Glutamine for a while, kind of wean myself off of it slowly, and continue taking the other pills until I've taken them all. I think they should be finished in another week or two.
I've journaled my experience with hives this year in my blog, www.drstrangeitch.wordpress.com if anyone is interested.
Thank you so much for writing about your experiences. I am so grateful. I may never have found L-Glutamine without your post.
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