I'm 16, female, no known allergies, not on any medication. I have an extrodinary fear of anaphylaxis, to the point at one stage I actually stopped eating. I'm currently seeing a psychologist and working on this, but for some reason I have been noticing random hives on my body (which is obviously very disconcerting to me). And when I say random, I mean random. Any time of the day, any part of the body, at any location, and they occur regardless of food intake. After very extensive research, I have heard of candida (yeast) overgrowth, which has a wide range of symptoms, and it is very likely that I have this.
In more severe cases of candida overgrowth, it begins to affect your immune system and can cause allergies. I'm so scared of this happening. To kill off the candida, you have to go on the "Candida Diet" which is very strict, and consists of cutting out huge amouts of carbohydrates, sugars, lactose, and fermented foods. I am willing to go on this diet if it benefits my immune system and stops the hives aswell as my fear of allergies. However my biggest concern is if I cut out these foods, I'm scared that when I return to eating them my body will see them as foreign or dangerous and cause an allergic reaction. Is this likely or would it be the opposite???
Does anyone else have a similar fear or experienced candida overgrowth? Any advice would be appreciated please.