Although with me, I didn't start getting the hives until after I gave birth. I was in perfect health
, then, BAM! Hives! Everyday, since November of '04. I also use benedryl to calm the itching, but I may end up taking 8 - 10 of those a day. Might I recommend "Claritin For Hives" which is also sold over- the - counter. I found that just one of those every 8 hours or so will do the trick. Also, try a cup of green tea in the morning.