If you have Fibromyalgia, you probably also suffer from a multitude of skin sensitivities, including frequent rashes and a tendency to develop skin flare-ups when exposed to anything from perfumes to certain cleansers. Recent Research on Fibromyalgia Skin Sensitivities has uncovered at least a partial explanation for why so many of us suffer from itchy, inflamed skin throughout out lives. Too many histamines and an over-reactive immune system both contribute to the problem.
I’m currently coping with the continued fall-out from this problem. My over-reaction to having my hair colored almost two weeks ago led to a sustained allergic reaction that was amplified last night and landed me at the doctor’s office this morning, where they had to give me cortisone injections to quell an out of control allergic reaction that had become systemic. Hives had spread all over my body and my hands had begun to swell. Now I’m on a round of steroids and antihistamines to get things back under control.
Do others have this kind of problem with frequent skin rashes and allergic responses? How do you cope with them? What types of treatments have you used to treat or prevent them?