Hey fambly, A few months ago I described a sickness that left me feeling like I was going to die. Well I finally let folks convince me to go see the primary physician my medicaid hmo assigned to me. She was not actually a doctor but a nurse practitioner but she was as close to a doctor as my insurance let me get. Anyway I told her about the sickness which I thought was due to some alergy. She said next summer she would give me antihistamines if I needed them. Just like that. No diagnostic test to see what wa causing the sickness. Just a prescription based on an anecdotal description of the symptoms. My heart sank and I've never been back since. Good thing because I later realized the sickness was not due to an allergy but to food poisoning because my fridge was turned down way to low. But I know that antihistamines are a favorite drug doctors like to push on us. To understand antihistamines we must first know what histamine is. If we ask our doctors they may give us a flippant rather dismissive answer. What the doctor told me was that histamine is the body's way of over reacting to something causing us to have an allergic reaction. White people like to act like the body doesn't know what it's doing. If nature gave us histamine then it is for a reason so I'm not going to just dismiss it without at least finding out what that reason is. When I take antihistamines what am I really fighting against. Did you read that? read that again. when we take antihistamine we are not only fighting against a part of the body's immune system but also against the neurotransmitters. That's deep. Piled high and deep. Need a shovel and a pick axe. It's just like with tonsils. They used to take kids tonsils out in a minute. Come to find out tonsils are a part of the immune system that protects the upper respiratory system.