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Posted by jeanne m on October 17, 1999 at 01:40:31:

In Reply to: Re: Hives specialist posted by ANISSA on October 11, 1999 at 11:34:09:

: : :Anissa - Thanks for the response. Right now
I am on zyrtex, zantac, atarax and doxipen at night. Still having trouble outside. I recently went on a trip, expecting to have less problems. Instead I had to take prednisone - I could go outside but I felt so tired and numb - it made me
feel awlful. It sounds like the dose pack is prednisone, but lower dose. Perhaps it would be worth a try - but my doctor is very reluctant to allow me to take it because of the long term effects. If I have sucess will post. Thanks again
Jeanne M.

: : : : : RE: following previous message (below)

: : : : : I have had severe chronic urticaria for 25 years now and finally I have found an Rx that allows me to live with this condition comfortably. It is Zyrtec. I take 1 tablet a day and hives are controlled. I experience NO side effects ....including drowsiness. In past years I have used many drugs with side effects from: attarax, prednisone, Susphrine (injected adrenalin), the lost goes on. If you haven't tried Zyrtec, I highly reccommend asking your doctor for it. Good luck!
: : : : : Reenie

: : : : : : For the past 2 years I've suffered with hives due to
: : : : : : allergies to ragweed, mold, grass, and dust. During the months of May, June (and now March and April)
: : : : : : August, Sept, and Oct. I am so sensitive that I can't go out of my house. If I do go out just a little exposure will cause severe itching and stinging, flu-like symptoms, headaches that last for about a week. Sleep is near impossible. The rest of the year I have hives, but they are milder. Currently I'm on
: : : : : : Atarax, Accolate and I'm almost done about 2 years
: : : : : : worth of shots, which aren't helping. Has anyone
: : : : : : else had any sucess with any other therapy for hives/
: : : : : : allergy? Can anyone recomend an allergist and/or
: : : : : : dermatologist who specializes in hives or has a lot
: : : : : : of experience in it? I live about 50 miles west of
: : : : : : Philadelphia, Pa. not far from West Chester and
: : : : : : Downingtown. I am willing to travel a distance, even
: : : : : : outside my area to find an expert. Thanks.

: : : : Thanks Renee. I am already on Zyrtex 2x per
: : : : day, Zantac 2x per day and up to 100mg atarax
: : : : per day as needed. Still I am having difficulty.
: : : : Jeanne M.

: : I have these allergies as well and as you,I have tried everything including zyrtec without any results. My Dr. prescribed a DOS PACK , I am not sure of the name but I am sure your Dr. will know, this has been successful after the first dose for me.
: : Good Luck!,

: :
: : my hives.

: JEANNE-dont know if you got my last message because I dont know what I am doing here but the name of the dos pack is: methylprednisolone tablets USP (21 pack) 4mg. , they are working for me right now.......Anissa

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