It's been almost a month now, and I'm getting really worried.
About 5 weeks ago I was in Mexico, had diarrhea for about a day, then next few days had a cold. Don't know if this has anything to do with my hives but I figured I'd mention it anyway. Didn't think much about it but a few days after I got back home it hit. I remember like it was yesterday, it was around 4am and I woke up due to extreme itching all over my feet and legs and I was like
. But I was like meh it's proly nothing so I forced myself back to sleep. Anyway the next day I wake up and no trace of anything, I go to take a shower and bam they hit again in full force all over my legs and feet and I was like "Ah crap!" and I was clawing at my skin and couldn't even finish the shower cuz I was itching so bad. Again though it went away but that night my legs start itching again and not only that but then my hands and wrists began itching! I kept thinking this was nothing, proly just some sort of systemic attack that'll pass or wtvr, the following night though I couldn't even fall asleep cuz now they were all over my body...oh man it was like the worst itch ever, I had to go up and wake up my mom to ask her for some cream cuz it was unbearable. The next day my dad woke me up to play hockey but I told him I couldn't go cuz my hands and feet still had welts all over.
This continued for a while, mostly just localized breakouts wherever a lot of the time when waking up or after taking a shower, but strangely sometimes I'd take a shower and have nothing on me. Fortunately enough in the last two weeks I've had breakouts they haven't been itchy or hardly itchy anymore, not like the horror I experienced when this first started. I looked up my symtoms online and I read up about chronic hives and almost passed out when I read people could have them for years. I guess in a sense I'm lucky since I've read other threads about chronic hives were people really suffer all the time.
I did weights the other day and didn't have any breakouts, karate as well and still the same thing, haven't got them through exercise. I know I'm not allergic to anything, never have been. Haven't gotten anything new in the house or started eating any new foods that could be attributed to this. I do have some fungus on my feet though but I've had that for years and it's never bothered me, except for one time when my toes were itchy as hell but that only lasted for about 2 days, so unless my fungus somehow mutated and ripped through my feet and into my system I don't know if it could be this.
So today I end up going to see a doctor and tell him all about it and I didn't have any outbreaks when I was in the office and all he did was basically tell me to take an over the counter anti-histamine for a month and also not to take showers too hot. I worriedly asked him what if this is chronic hives and he looked at me and said "that could be a possibility" and then just went back to writing wtvr. So basically the appt was useless, the doc didn't seem to care much. Now I'm gonna see an allergist but the soonest opening is in 6 weeks...and I doubt that'll help anything. Proly should see a dermo as well.
I've analyzed everything to see if there's a pattern to the outbreaks but I can't pinpoint anything, I mean it doesn't make sense that I can do weights and get nothing and just be walking and get an outbreak all over my body.