I Moved, and My Hives Got Angry
Last updated: May 2023
I recently moved. While I was excited, it seems my hives were not! Not only did I move, but I ran out of my antihistamine. This unfortunately caused me a flare up. Which in the midst of moving has been awful. How did this happen? Well it’s kind of two fold!
Stress and chronic hives
First, stress is a trigger for my hives. I was under tremendous stress preparing and coordinating my move. I was overthinking things, and making sure I had all the necessities purchased, I had help moving, coordinating my son’s school schedule and then moving day! The stress of it all caused me to lose track of my medicine and run out. I should have been on top of it, I shouldn’t have risked running out. Especially while under so much stress.
I had to take it easy and get things back under control asap! It’s taken a bit and luckily the flare up wasn’t as bad as it could have been. I’m very grateful for that. However, there’s some things I need to keep better track of so I don't run out of medicine.
Triggers and flares
Settling into a new place, unpacking all while dealing with a flare up is just uncomfortable. I definitely wouldn’t recommend it by any means, LOL. I also haven’t been paying attention to the temperature of my bath, which (heat) is another trigger. Basically, I haven’t been paying close enough attention to things around me and my triggers that can cause a flare up.
How did I lose sight of it? How did I forget to put myself first so I don’t have this happen? Well, stress! And moving and coordinating so many things. It all just kind of spiraled and I lost track. I think we’re all guilty of this at times. I know I am not the greatest at putting myself first. I think as a mom that happens far too much. I have to take care of myself, so I can be there for my son.
I share this story, just as a reminder, we’re human. Even as contributors, we lose track of things and can fall into a flare up. Sometimes of our own doing. I am working to get a better system in place so in the midst of tremendous stress, I don’t lose track of things that are absolutely imperative to my well being.
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