Fair warning: this is really more or less a self indulgent rant/itsy bitsy pity party.
Tonight I used Nads to wax my face (sorry fellas). I have used it MANY times before, although I can't remember if the last time was before going gluten-free or not. After using it -all over my face I might add- I noticed welts forming on my skin. Immediately took a benadryl and now I'm just waiting to see what happens (complaining as I wait to you all). They are getting better, but there's really no telling what it'll look like tomorrow morning. Other online accounts say it took days or weeks to get over. Lovely. Given my slow recovery from just about every health issue I've encounter these past 10 months, I'd say I can double that recovery time.
Is this seriously what I have to look forward to for the rest of my life? New reaction, after new reaction? Someone please tell me it stops after some point. I know that this either just popped up or was always there and my immune system was just in overdrive from the gluten. I can rationalize it. But, I'm pissed off! This product is all natural- no chemicals. Oddly, it has dates in it and I've been staying away from the lara bars because I thought they were bothering me. I have a pre-existing allergist appointment a few days from now and I'll insist he check me for that. But, ugh! and drat, and crap, and damn! I want to use many more four letter words but wouldn't want to offend the good people on this site any more than I have.
The kicker is, I was trying to clean up my appearance for a wedding tomorrow and an upcoming vacation next week. Now I'm kicking myself for being cheap and keeping my fingers crossed that I don't have to visit the emergency room.
Really?!?!? Think I'll go wash my face again. I can still feel the residue...