I have so many pictures, none of anything super bad because I was in so much pain!! Hello,
My name is Erica James I am 27 and I wanted to share my CIU story because I know others stories and treatment trials helped me immensely to cope and find things that worked during my struggles with the disease.
The very first time I got hives was in January of 16' and I woke up in the middle of the night with them covering my entire body, some the size of pancakes. I had never had hives so you can imagine the feeling I had seeing that!! Plus I was miserable and In pain! I would take benedryl or sleep it off and they'd go away but they came back every day for about a month. I finally saw a doctor and they gave me a shot and told me to keep taking the Zantac and Zyrtec I was taking that would get rid of them daily. But they didn't ever go actually go away. This went on for about 4 months straight hives every day until they just never went away period for weeks, I felt like my body was on fire, literally miserable! I cried, I was depressed, I couldn't go out or do anything! And doctors were no help!! So I decided to up the dose and take them 3 times a day no matter what. And it worked they stayed gone for a few months. Then they came back, with a vengeance, and this time the Zyrtec and Zantac was not working. So I went back to the doctors got a shot and 5 days of prednisone. They went away on day one, but as soon as I finished the prednisone, they came back even worse. So I went back and got more and finally got rid of them while also still taking Zyrtec and Zantac. I did this song and dance for a few months, they would leave and come back almost every other week. Finally I did some more research and I found a lot of people talking about gut health and diet, so I put myself on a low acid diet and I started drinking green juice and taking probiotics. This actually seemed to help a little but still I would get a little but if hives every now and then. I continued to have small bouts of hives a few times each month but Zyrtec and Zantac instantly fixed it. But I still was in search for something to prevent them!
I was introduced to a nutraceuticals company called Kyani, by a friend. I started taking their triangle of health, one of the products is the sunrise, which is juicing in a pouch but better! With 22 super foods, which was way better than the juices I was drinking and the food I was eating. The other two products are also amazing and have helped with my sleep and other issues... I have been taking the triangle of health for 3 months now, and I havnt had a single bout of hives! Because kyani changed my life, I actually became a rep so I could share my health story and help others with similar or even different health problems. I've also, cut back on my thyroid medicine.
Which btw, I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis (another auto immune disease) which is commonly linked to CIU. I also have 4 other auto immune diseases
If you would like to read about kyani products I strongly encourage you to do so! We also have a 30 day money back guarantee! Check out the science behind the products at www.kyaniscuence.com and to purchase products go to www.ericamarie.kyani.com
I came back on here to share my story because I was once desperate and absolutely miserable! I tried everything (not even kidding ), even juicing myself which is extremely costly, messy, and time consuming! Please do your research and be your own advocate!
Oh also, I had angeodema (swelling) weird places my fingers, bottom of my feet, my lips (often) and on my forehead- Almost like a lump! At first they came with the hives but later it would be by itself sometimes even.
I hope this helps someone! Don't give up, there's hope! Our bodies are all different! What I will tell you is our bodies are meant to be healed with food not chemicals and medicine! That's why I love that kyani products are all natural food based products!