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I had hives for six months, at first doctors told me I was having a reaction to something, so we tried to figure what it was. Finally gave up and told me I had cronic hives. Was on predisone which cleared them up but came back when I stopped taking it. What finally worked was to clear them up with a five day treatment of predisone and during those five days I was taking allegra 1/day, zyrtex 1 or 2/day and zantac 150mg 2/day.
I have had chronic hives for 9 months. I am on 5 different meds. for the hives- Claritin, Zyrtec, Prednizone, Ranitidine, & Volmax, plus I take Lipitor for high cholesterol and receive allergy injections. I still have the hives, but they're not quite as bad as before I started the meds. The allergist said to just stay on the meds and the hives will go away eventually. I'm tired of waiting. Is there any other specialist that I should see, or something else that I should be doing?
I do take Xanax for stress when needed, but have not been prescribed it for hives. I used to use Splenda, but stopped last year or so because I didn't know if that was doing something to my skin. Who knows if the Splenda triggered all this in the first place, because this came out of nowhere one day, but now I just want it to go away. I was thinking of seeing an allergist, but it sounds like they really don't have any answers either.
I have had hives for almost three years now. Every antihistimine and stomach pill (that has a histimine blocker) has been tried. The only relief I have gotten was when I went on Cyclosporine for six moths. This is an antirejection drug. I do not want to stay on this, but have been off of it for five months now, and hives are starting to return. Sometimes they are red splotches on my skin, other times they are thick welts, both itch unreal. My eyes, lips and feet swell also.
some days its hard to walk and makes my job very difficult. i have heard of a medication called Kynatomine which is used for treatement of the liver, but heard good things about it in the treatment for hives. if anybody has any info on this or other treatments that worked for them it would be greatly appreciated. thank you.
Anyhow, I wanted to share my story for those with similar running-related itching, and also share the best links I found. For anyone with exercise-related hives, it seems important for you to distinguish between Cholinergic Urticaria and Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis (EIA). The latter is less common but can be very dangerous, and may require carrying an Epi-Pen. For those of you who get light-headed or restricted breathing along with your rash you should check this out.
I was recently diagnosed with Hashi's and have been having a horrible bout of hives for several months. I had hives for a year about 9 years ago, so have probably had this problem for some time. I am not getting much relief from my antihistamines either. I read your blog, and tried the Pepsid. My hives went away for 2 days, then came back with a vengeance. Do you take the chewable pepsid, or the pill form? What mg is your pepsid?
This will be long, too hard to shorten it. Drat, too long for medhelp.org so I'll try posting it in 2 or 3 parts. Is that possible? I have a bad case of hives and need help. I can't live the way I am, continual breakout and other symptoms and too much Benadryl (most days 200-350mg per day). This level of bad hives+symptoms and heavy Benadryl has been going on since mid November 2007.
At the time of having them for nearly 2 years I was in a very unhappy long term relationship and within a month or so of that ending also the hives ended! I feel for anyone who has hives and my best advice if the doctors can not find the cause is to look at makeing life as little stress free as possible and live as natural as possible and see if that helps. Best of luck to you all Im sure the answers will find their way to you.
I am now on allegra and zantac . I also take cytbalta and anavin for depression. Is their anything else i could try. I have had them for eight months now and it is beginning to infer with me makingplan to go anywhere. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECITE. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/206223'>Chronic Hives - Better when I sleep and/or when I drink alcohol</a>.
I stopped taking the medicine after only 3 weeks and needless to say, I am still breaking out in hives and have joint pain. I have been tested for allergies and that was negative. I have had bloodwork done and it was negative. Just wondering if anyone else was experiencing same symptoms. I am going insane trying to deal with this!
I have seen a Dermatologist who says I need to accept the fact that I will not know what is causing the hives and to treat the hives (allegra and zantac) I have seen the Allergist who wants to check for an autoimmune disease which I don't understand because Hashimotos is an autoimmune disease or problem I thought. My thyroid doctor says there is no link between the thyroid and the hives and has taken a leave of abscence from his practice.
Hi. I looked for allergies also re hives but turned out hives due to autoimmune disease. Have a look at Lupus and Hashimoto's disease. ...
I have autoimmune disease, but this boy doesn't have the length of time of hives. He just had them for a week. Chronic Hives is usually Hives that last more then a six week period, and he only had them a week. Also auto immune disorders don't usually happen in males. They can, but not as often as females. My great grandmother had auto immune disease and lived to 94, so having it isn't a death sentence. My grandma also has it and she still walks 6 miles a day at age 80.
I'd have to go and look it up on the report, but I'm feeling lazy at the moment and don't want to go and dig for it. The derm. prescribed Allegra and Zantac. There was some literature showing that the combination of these two, was supposed to be helpful in calming the symptoms. She said to avoid the triggers, (direct sunlight, hot baths, in general-getting too hot like in exercise, stress). She said to avoid I.V. dyes and gave me an Epi-Pen in case of insect sting.
The only out of the norm thing about him is he ate no dairy - by preference, up until about a year or so ago. After eating teriyaki from a resturant they'd frequented for years the other night, he wound up in the hospital with severe hives. And he's been there two nights in a row now. Worse last night than the night prior. We are baffled. The doctors so far have just treated it as a food allergy with Benedryl, Zantac & Prednezone.
He'd rather do that than prescribe antibiotics but I'm desperate for relief of my hives condition and asked for an rx. He prescribed 1500 mg of amoxicillin (1 tab 3 times per day) and 750mg of metronidazole (1 tab 3 times per day) and I've been taking that since Thursday January 17th. He also recommended removing a crowded wisdom tooth, a tooth that might have associated infection or even an abscess.
Hives can come from so many things. I had chronic hives for about two months and I do feel for you. I had two or three visits to the ER also. Most people think whats the big deal about hives but it can become serious once you start swelling with them. The doctors seemed to think it was my Blood Pressure medicine causing the hives. I still don't really know what caused it. I went to an allergist and really didn't get to far.
I am absolutely going crazy. I have had hives for 4 months and of course the doctor says they are stress related. my body is attacking itself because i am stressed? makes no sense. anywho. i have tried claritin, clarinex, benadryl, zoning, green tea, vitamin c and b12, and doxepin and zyrtec and zantac. the doc did a thyroid test and i am fine..what can i do to make these flipping things leave?
I work at a prison and ANY pressure applied to my body, no matter where, causes huge painful hives and swelling. My fingers are the same as yours. I used a screw driver to hang a picture and my hands where so swollen and sore after that I could not bend my fingers or use my hands again for days. I pray you find an answer for us both.
Thank you both for your input. I have been on synthroid medication for about 7 years now. I will take heed to both of your comments. Thank you again for responding - It's nice to know there are people out there who care!
I had done both before without incidents. I used Benadryl together with Zantac for relief. Now, I am down to one outbreak a day after I get up in the morning before eating anything. I take my two medications and I am OK till the next morning when I get up. Then I start all over again.
Hormone imbalances - Testosterone levels were very high (as of March 2011), but this may have changed because since May 2012, I have been monthly periods for the first time in my life. - Before May 2012, used to have periods 3 or 4 times per year. - I have not taken birth control pills since 2008. - Occasionally have severe cramps right before period.
I told the doctor and took a round of Prednisone for one week. I ended up with itchy hives for a few days, but they eventually disappeared. The swelling went away, but the itching has more or less stuck around since then. I get it on my hands and the sides of my thighs, but ESPECIALLY on my upper back, neck, scalp and chest. I have no rash or any other visible sign of any skin irritation. I've noticed I get hot+sweaty pretty easily lately and that usually leads to some irritation.
And the meds used for neuropathic pain can be used to try to subdue the errant tich signals. Talk to your doctor. A new onset of severe itching might be a new relapse as would any new paresthesia.
hi, in reality these brands of ant-acid medications should only be used for six months or so, thats enough time to heal the gut, unfortunately our diets are the main reason for the continued use of these medications. there has been numerous studies concerned with long term use and side-effects, but no concrete evidence of damage to the rest of the body, look up sherry brescia on the net, shes got some very useful diets which have cured gerd disease in many people, its all free, cheers.
Has anyone used Xolair for chronic angioedema only? I have battled this for the last 11 years. My eyes and lips swell every 4-6 weeks. I have never experienced Urticaria. My allergist alerted me yesterday that Xolair could be the medicine I am looking for. Anyone know when it is schedule to be FDA approved? In the next three months?
He is still scratching and bleeding, but he is doing MUCH better (50%) just on Zithromax so we believe most of the severity was a secondary infection even though we were using tea tree oil, neo and polysporin, and bleach baths (1/4 cup in whole tub for antifungal antibacterial effect). We are weaning him off prednisone and added Zantac which our doc says is a histamine blocker that blocks what Atarax doesnt. We just started so we have not noticed a benefit yet with it.
1. ALFALFA Cleanses toxins from bloodstream. 2. ALOE GEL Is applied to hives to reduce inflammation and prevent infection. 3. CHAMOMMILE Added to bath to reduce inflammation. 4. NETTLE Juice applied to hives to speed healing. (http://www.herbalremediesinfo.com/Hives.html) I hope this helps. Take care and keep us posted.
This was also positive. I am currently taking allegra, zyrtec, zantac and prednisone for hives. Prednisone is the only drug that's working. I don't want to continue taking this since I've gained twenty lbs. Does the prednisone effectiveness suggest an autoimmune disorder? PLEASE HELP!!! I'M GOING CRAZY WITH THESE HIVES!!
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