Not to mention how it looks
Okay my first post and I’m starting off with a doozy.
I miss sex! ….. ! Between being covered in a slippery greasy potion of anti-itch creams and feeling like I’m being hugged by a cactus…sex hasnt exactly been a feasibility.
Herb Kris Dula
Yep agree… waiting for people who has some advice….
Herb Kris Dula I wish
Debbie Holcombe Johnson
Not to mention how it looks. Definitely not a feel sexy kind of look at all.
Debbie Holcombe Johnson Yup…not at all!
Debbie Holcombe Johnson My hubby has been very supportive. But I feel like a leper.
Yes, I feel like a leper. I’m single. And how do I explain these ugly hives to a woman? Crazy!
Nacho Espinoza Thats got to be so hard!
we should have a chronic hives dating site. I’d laugh but the itching hurts. Lol
Nacho Espinoza that’s a brilliant idea!
Ummm yeah!!! Right there with you. I kind of feel bad for my husband. I feel like I’m neglecting him, but how can I take care of him, of us, when all I want to do is use him as a scratching post!!!
Michelle Denise Yes! Sometimes I find a position in which the itching isn’t too bad so then I don’t want to move. Forget doing laundry, dishes, work or sex… I just want to stay frozen in that position so that I don’t activate the itching
Holly Obrien yep, exactly!!! Back in February, I had the hives and the flu. I was floating in a cool bathtub like a frog… cool water cause it didn’t irritate my hives, but I already had the chills.
Heat made mine worse so sex definitely didn’t happen much. But I also felt like it wasn’t something I could opening complain about t my friends/on Facebook like other things.
Yet it’s just as impactful 😔
We had to try and take advantage of when the hives were not bad (I had them daily), then be more quick and at times I had to lay with a box fan on my body after to try and cool off quickly.
So sexy 😑 So so so thankful to be hive free after LDA Therapy.
Jillyn Allred Ohhh what is LDA therapy. I’m new here. 3 months into this fun journey
Holly Obrien if you search the group with my name it should find a post where I share my story.
It’s a therapy that retrains the immune system to stop over reacting.
Jillyn Allred thanks
Holly Obrien of course
I miss it too. Went through a breakup all because of this disease.
Aaron Smith Omg that is horrible! I am so sorry!
Aaron Smith I am so sorry!!!
Nicole Hanni It’s ok it’s better this way. She deserves to be happy and at the moment I cannot make her happy. I will find someone someday. If not that’s ok too. There’s more to life.
Aaron Smith you sound like someone who has such a wonderful life View. I’m sure there’s someone out there who will love and accept you for all that you are including the hives
Holly Obrien I hope so. I hope I can be healthy soon so I can be useful because if I’m not useful I make other people sad worried or upset. If I’m not useful I can’t have romance in any form unless someone truly amazing exists and would accept me for who I am and who I will become.
All I want in life is emotional support and love from friends and loved ones because sometimes I feel absolutely alone hopeless and afraid.
I just came back from the ER today. I’m having issues with heart palpitations and very high blood pressure. Luckily my hives are in remission the past few years.
After what I went through just now I just feel like writing all about how I feel. I guess because I don’t really have an outlet for it.
Thank you for both for your kind words.
Aaron I’m still sorry. But you do not need that stress over someone who did not care enough. That’s easy for me to say as I’m married but the right person would be there.
Nicole Hanni Thank you you’re totally right.
Is this really a thing?! 😯 I’m single so not really thought about it!
Are your hives better at certain times of the day? My hives were always terrible at night and better in the morning and beginning part of the day so that’s when we had sex. I definitely remember in the beginning scratching at my hives while in the midst of sex and being totally distracted by them while also wondering what my partner was thinking about me being so not into it that I’m just scratching myself. Lol. It’s been 9 years and he’s used to it now.
Sarah Lepsy Night and morning are the worst. Late afternoon is my best time. He is working from home right now so sex during one of his breaks could be fun.
Holly Obrien perfect! That’s a great break.
Sarah Lepsy Lol!
If you can get over the not feeling so sexy part. Sex always helped me with the itching. I think it’s something to do with releasing endorphins.
Jackie Herndon makes sense
If you can get over the itch and hurting part is great but then the mental part is the worst. Try and take advantage a of the better times