My ever-eloquent husband-to-be, upon hearing my claim that I was, indeed, feeling “out of whack”…asked me what it would mean to feel “IN” whack.
Well, I suppose if “out” of whack meant to be out of order, aka against the function of normal, then….by logical reasoning….”in” whack must mean the function of normal. ?? Perhaps? Could you also be OUT of whack? Is there a top-of of whack that you can get? Can I buy a stack of whack?
Regardless, I have decidedly deduced that I want to be “in whack”.
So, how can I get there? That’s why I research. That’s why I Google. That’s why I’m slowly losing my freakin’ mind.
Case in point….this morning I awoke to swollen eyelids that were, for once, NOT caused by a pre-bedtime routine of crying after functioning through the day with pain that feels like your body has been bitten by the hounds of hell….
So I pondered, yet again, the correlation between allergies and out-of-whack-autoimmune patients.
An allergic reaction is defined as :
I have multiple environmental allergies. Buggernackels.
So, my body is not only attacking my good bits…it is also, by the extension of having allergies, attacking my bad bits. Gosh, I’m a busy woman!! (o.O)
***I just found an interesting tidbit while researching…
- Burry, J. (1969). “Lipstick and lupus erythematosus”. New England Journal of Medicine 281 (11): 620–621.doi:10.1056/NEJM196909112811119. PMID 5808138
- Wang J, Kay AB, Fletcher J, Formica MK & McAlindon TE (2008). “Is lipstick associated with the development of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)?”. Clinical Rheumatology 29 (9): 1183–1197.doi:10.1007/s10067-008-0937-6.
- Masters, K. (2009). “Lupus And Lipstick: The Industry Responds”. The Internet Journal of Dermatology 7 (1).
….fascinating shit. Wonder if my Sexy Mother-Pucker lipgloss is among the villans.***
Anyhooooooooo…..OBVIOUSLY there is a correlation between having allergies and an autoimmune disease…but what I’m having trouble finding out is to what extent! I do know that some people have developed lupus after taking specific medications (known as drug-induced lupus)….wanna know something? One of the medications listed is sulfa.
Guess what is the ONE pharmaceutical drug that I am allergic to…
My Medic Alert bracelet indicates “Allergic to Sulfa and Bactrim”. I can show you.
***I just found another interesting tidbit of information while researching…apparently there are oodles of “natural cures” for lupus!! Natural. Cures. For. Lupus. I must TOTALLY jump on board and spend oodles of money on a CURE for lupus because oh-em-gee there finally IS one!! I’m oh-so-angry at the honest to goodness foundations-that-have-been-researching-for-decades-to find-a-cure-for-this-disease for not telling me and my family about this amazing development!! [What a bunch of whack-jobs]***
Anyhoooooooooo….so I take my daily dose of antihistamine and hope that my head doesn’t damn well pop right off during a sneezing fit. Eye swelling? Normal.
“In whack”, sorry.
Yes, I’m certain someone has the cure for allergies, too…and I’m more than sure that there are eleventy-billion “natural” remedies that can attempt to some small extent to alleviate the symptoms of allergies…but for that one I refer you to my previous post of:
And before you go off like a naturalistic whack-a-mole hammer, please remember this: IF…..IF….there was something logical to do for a patient with an autoimmune disease like lupus….you can bet your bottom dollar that it would have already been tried and/or tested in the whacked out laboratories and then patented and trademarked and all that good stuff…..
Please, if nothing else….remember that there is NO cure for this (like many) disease because of the gargantuan degrees of “what works for one doesn’t necessarily work for another”….
That, my friends, is most certainly the polar opposite of “that shit is whack!” that you’re ever gonna find….