Everyday I check my blog stats and see how many people visited, where they’re from, and what brought them to my site. I can see the search words they use. Today I noticed someone found me after googling “Is histamine intolerance real?”
I’m not surprised to see that. I think the person must be someone who either went to a doctor and asked about histamine intolerance and got the answer that the doctor never heard of such a thing, or they landed on a site that called it the newest health fad.
Seriously, I almost fell over one day when I saw a guy refer to histamine intolerance as the newest health fad!
“Hey Mabel, guess what, I have histamine intolerance triggered by menopause. My doctor thinks I’m nuts!”
“Well Joyce, I have histamine intolerance due to a mast cell disorder. Until I figured that out I was on anti-histamines because my allergist thought they’d help.”
“Well Mabel, we’re just going to be the most popular girls at the party aren’t we having the newest health issue to parade around with. Our friends will be so jealous of our itching and hives they’ll want to have it too!”
Yes, I guess I’m feeling a bit prickly today. Probably having a phantom period… But not a day goes by that a woman doesn’t email or leave a comment that her doctor thought she was crazy or they actually never heard of intolerance before. Gynecologists will put you on HRT and allergists will put you on anti-histamines but no one will help you fix what’s gone wrong. They will work to eliminate the symptom.
So many women write and tell me thank you, now they know they’re not really crazy. Either doctors need to start listening when women speak or women need to figure out how to be healthy without them.
So yes, I am here to tell you that histamine intolerance is real. It can come on out of the blue and alter your life in ways you couldn’t imagine the day before you had that first weird itch. And when a doctor looks at you sideways, walk the Hell out the door and either fix it yourself or find someone who will listen!
This is not something you have to be tortured by. You can fix it. It takes time, patience, and perseverance. But it can be done. You can control it.
So my rant for the day is over. I hope the person who asked sees this because I want you to know you are not crazy. There is such a thing as histamine intolerance. They don’t call me the Itchy Bitch for nothin’!