What am I allergic to? : May 30 2023
Apart from adverse reaction to harsh cleaning products, I’ve never been allergic to anything in my life.
Suddenly in my 40’s (I turned 41 last weekend) I’m allergic and no idea what is causing it. Maybe it wasn’t an antibiotic I was taking. Maybe something innocent like washing up liquid. Or maybe something I didn’t even think of… like flowers?!
I really hope that’s not the case, but since I don’t know and the doctors won’t sent me for allergy tests unless this repeats multiple times, I just try to stay away from most things and keep taking antihistamines at least until the hives (Urticaria according to my doctor) stop spreading or ideally disappear all together.
I probably should be avoiding sun too, but I still went outside for a lunchtime walk. I kept my light jacket on though!
And in the evening, once I got back home I had a sudden urge to run. Not walk, run.
At my current level of fitness I can only do a walk/run, which is more waking than running, but I felt the need to rise my heartbeat and get sweaty at least a little more than through my usual walk.
It was a short evening run, but I actually enjoyed it. It was what my body was asking for and it was good to deliver.