Vitamin D Deficiency and Skin Hives from Dermatogaphism
I went on a healthy diet although I didn't have any allergies. Earlier in life I was highly allergic to most grains. Whenever I drank more than two darker beers my stomach would ache the next day.
So I'm at work, a job where I have been promoted or changed position multiple times. I'm the IT Director at this point and have overcome many large projects. So back to my healthy diet. I started eating healthy and one day at work while making copies and packing up all the parts of a kit for a field rep. my hands get red, hot and itchy. I run them under cold water and keep washing. This happened on a Friday and nothing happened all weekend. Next week, at work again - packing up more kits for new hires, programming phones, etc., it happens again and I'm thinking that this must be allergies. So I stop eating the Kashi (all grains) cereal just in case.
I then go to general doctor and he puts me on Zyrtec for 10 days but after that all symptoms return with a vengeance! My girlfriend finds me in the IT room scratching my head furiously. I couldn't stop and I probably looked like I had fleas. The moment they get me Benadryl the itchying gets better and so I'm back to thinking this is allergies.
One day at home, I'm going about my business and I notice marks on my stomach like somebody raked my body. As I touch it I realize I had lightly scratched my skin earlier. I go to the allergist and explain my skin reaction and he takes a tongue depressor runs it down my arm and says you don't have allergies you have Dramatic Dermatographism. Any questions, yes - I have WHAT? He repeats it but I can't understand a word. I ask what is it? What caused it? How long until it goes away? Nobody knows the answers, seriously? He tells me to take Zyrtec every day and also prescribes Ranitidine. Zyrtec helps but I'm not thrilled about being on meds.
I start taking my job less seriously and it helps my condition. I decided to make big changes in my life such as moving out of state back home. When I'm stressed emotionally or otherwise it flares up and I've learned to live with it with no answers.
I go to a new doctor. It has been determined that I have a thyroid condition and I'm trying to do all the research on getting myself proper care. The visit with this new doctor (my parents doctor) was a horrible experience but during my first visit he tells me that it's been his experience that people with my skin condition also have a Vitamin D deficiency so I'm now looking into that.
Managing my stress (having more fun in my down time) helps my condition but I came across this site while looking for the possible link to Vitamin D deficiencies. So little is known about this condition and I hope this information helps others. I have very light skin and burn easy and avoid sunlight. Also, I don't like fish.
I have yet to get my results from my bloodwork due to the horrible experience with this new doctor. I'm going back as a cash paying customer next week to my old doctor to get the results.
The Noni juice seems to be high in Vitamin C (I looked it up from reading this page) so the reason I was writing is because my possible Vitamin deficiency might be on the right track.
Good luck in finding the right treatment for you.