Well, I had an unplanned eventful day yesterday! Dan and I took advantage of our local farmer’s market to get our produce. If your city has one, I definitely recommend you go to. The prices are amazing, the food is fresh, and you’re helping out your local economy.
It’s my favorite thing to do on Saturday morning. Anywho… I found a vender selling local bee pollen! I was really excited about because bee pollen is an amazing supplement: it’s high in protein, great for your immune system, and is said to help with physical performance too. I had found some in Savannah, GA the last time we were there, and I had no problem.
Needless to say I didn’t think twice about using a measuring spoon and taking down a big tablespoon of Charleston bee pollen.
Yes, I am dragging on so here’s the main event: I went to train a client and as soon I turned into her apartment I could tell something was off… the world was fuzzy and to tell you the truth I kinda felt drunk. I told her how I was feeling just incase it got worst, and we took off for a mile warm-up run. As soon as I got back it was all I could to do stand, and I had to be helped to a chair.
I immediately called Dan who did some very quick internet research and discovered I was having an allergic reaction to the pollen! Ugg!
It was the strangest feeling ever! My body was shaking, I was extremely nauseous, my heart rate up, I couldn’t open my eyes… we rushed over to the emergency doctor who didn’t hesitate to rush me in and pump me full of antihistamines and steroids shots.
Sounds great, and it was except then the high dosage of benedryl and steroids took their toll… thankfully my body stabalized and my heart rate and blood pressure returned to normal, but I was passed out from 1 pm yesterday until 6 am this morning and my appetite has been zero (Dan is making me eat to keep my energy up). If I could I would be sleeping still, and I have been extremely nauseous!
If you want more info on bee pollen check this website: Bee Pollen Benefits
So that was my fun day! I am just writing to warn you, test new supplements out before going full dose! And even ask your doctor. Who would have guessed that the Charleston bees have something I am allergic to compared to others… and what really sucks is that I bought honey from a local vender too that the doctor doesn’t want me messing with!
Ugg… I love honey!
On a better note, check out our goodies (all grown about 15 miles from our house!)
- Bee Pollen- Now in the trash
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Lima Beans
- Bell pepper
- Vidalia Onions (My favorite)