Last night I had a girls' night out. Two friends and I went to dinner and a movie together. More on the movie tomorrow, but about that dinner...
We went to a local Italian restaurant for dinner. We all shared a margherita pizza and a house salad. They were both delicious (at the time). However, I paid dearly for my dinner choice hours later.
I got back from the movie shortly before 10pm. John went to bed, and I stayed up for about an hour. For some reason I wasn't sleepy. Even after washing and brushing up, I wasn't particularly tired. I laid in bed for an hour before falling asleep. I woke up at 1am because I was itchy. Turns out I had hives all over my arms and back. I ran downstairs and took some Benadryl and tried to go back to sleep.
Did I mention that I break out in hives every time I have lettuce? Yeah, the blood test I did in March came back negative, but I am pretty sure that I'm allergic to lettuce.
And I'm also allergic to wheat. I don't react the same way I do to lettuce, but I did feel foggy and a little nauseous all day. Oh, and I was pretty darn cranky too.
So what have we learned today? Wheat and salads are delicious, but I must avoid them - especially in the same meal - lest I put myself in the hospital from a severe allergic reaction and/or spend the following day in a ragingly bad mood.