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Hello friends! Today I am going to chat with you about a histamine solution that I have found to be very helpful! To clarify though, I want to state that I am not a health expert or medical professional by any means. I am just a woman on a mission to regain my health, sharing with you my personal experience! Now that you know all of that, let’s chat about histamine issues, allergic reactions and camels milk of all things!
As you may know or have read previously on this blog I have had some serious, life-threatening issues with allergic reactions the last few years. I won’t go into the long story here today, but anaphylaxis is something that I have had to deal with several times a year at least. Eliminating offending foods has helped me to be able to control these reactions for the most part (staying away from bees also helps me a lot!).
For most of this year I have also needed to be on medication and take large amounts of Benadryl frequently. I was stung by a bee last fall and it takes my body a shockingly long time (and large amounts of Prednisone) to get over such things. Being on meds of any kind is not my favorite thing, but you do what you need to do! Taking lots of Benadryl is also not the best idea if you want to keep your eyes open for any decent amount of time!
For me, a histamine issue can mean anything from being super tired, having brain fog and itching everywhere all the way to anaphylaxis, requiring an epipen and a trip to the ER, often by ambulance. Not such a fun time any way you look at it.
Sometimes I am able to pin-point exactly what has caused me to get into a reactive state…and sometimes I am not. I have had many doctors working with me and while I have come a long way from where I was, I am not yet where I want to be…so I keep reading, researching and changing my diet as needed. I have made a promise to myself, my husband and my children that I will never give up!
A couple of months ago, I found myself with an aggravating and escalating allergic reaction. It seems that my body wasn’t fond of the novocaine shots I had needed at a dental visit and was protesting with mild hives and other symptoms. We have noticed that I don’t necessarily always get a severe reaction right away, sometimes the reactions shows itself mild at first and then smolders like coals in a fire, just waiting for a little more fuel to be put on before it becomes a raging inferno. Sounds odd, but it has happened this way time and again. Trying to avoid the need of Prednisone, I was taking other medicines and avoiding any food that may cause any further issues. Regardless of my efforts, the symptoms kept increasing and I was starting to feel very discouraged. Actually, I was crying my eyeballs out.
One morning while I was checking my email inbox, I saw an email from Wellness Mama talking about reversing allergic reactions. Reversing allergic or anaphylactic reactions is not something you see very often at all. More like you never see that. There are many articles and posts about control or avoiding reactions but not about reversing them. Wellness Mama had my full attention! As I read on, she was talking about how raw camels milk was reversing allergic actions in some children. HUH?! Camels Milk?! Just when you thought you have read just about everything google had to offer you on the subject of allergies, you hear about camels milk!
Of course I read and re-read Wellness Mama’s blog post as well as the scientific studies and other articles that she referenced there regarding camels milk and allergies. I then called my husband to tell him what I had read and we decided to give this promising milk a try. I placed an order and had it shipped to me via the quickest method possible!
Now, dairy is something that I had needed to give up for a few years due to getting frequent migraines. Eliminating dairy has helped with that tremendously so I wasn’t certain how the camels milk and I would get a long. The studies I had read as well as other testimonials on allergy forums gave me the courage I needed to give this a try. Please note though that I have never had an allergic reaction to dairy, I just noticed that I had migraines after eating it.
While I was waiting for the promising camels milk to arrive, the allergic symptoms had begun to switch from aggravating to very concerning. I was covered with hives from head to toe and noticed a thick feeling in my throat. These are not things I take lightly. I was on the phone with my husband telling him that I needed to be brought to the hospital right away when the doorbell rang and the box of camels milk was handed to my daughter. I had read on one forum that a woman had given her daughter a glass of raw camels milk when she was starting to show anaphylactic symptoms and her symptoms reversed! We opened that box of milk as fast as we could and I drank some! Not knowing how I would respond to this, I started small and waited a bit, seeing that everything was ok with it, I drank the rest of the 16oz bottle. Now, you guys, I know this all sounds a little crazy, the doorbell rang at just the right time and a magic bottle of milk from a camel of all things shows up to rescue me from certain allergic doom! But I swear, really truly swear to you that that is exactly what happened! Within about twenty to twenty-five minutes of drinking the raw camels milk, I went from full hives and a thick feeling throat with a raspy voice to no hives at all, not even any itching, a normal voice and no thick throated feelings. I also went from no energy to being able to grocery shop a while later! This is a huge deal for me people! Nothing short of a major blast of Prednisone and EpiPens has been able to come close to helping me in that way. The major difference with the camels milk though was that I didn’t feel like I had been run over by a freight train from the harsh meds! I will always, take whatever life-saving measures I need to take, but to be able to find something that helped me this much with zero bad side effects is a game-changer!
I continued to drink a 16oz bottle of raw camels milk everyday for a few weeks and continued to feel better and better. I was also able to stop taking the allergy medications I had been on and haven’t needed them since!
I am still drinking some camels milk everyday but have been able to drink less. Camels milk is a bit expensive but worth every cent! I am so thankful that this information came to me when it did and it is my hope that this blog post and my crazy story of being rescued by camels milk will help someone else!
Wellness Mama, you deserve a huge thank you and a hug for sharing your findings! I bet Katie didn’t know as she pushed that send button for her email to be published that I would be needing the information she had gathered so much! So, thank you from the bottom the bottom of my heart Katie!!! You have made a life changing difference for me!
So there you have it, another part of my journey toward health and wholeness! I hope that if this is of interest to you that you will look into the studies and articles and see if you think it might help you as well! You just never know what way help will come…sometimes, it’s from a four legged beast with a hump!
Here’s to trying whatever we need to try!
With Much Love,