I was wondering if anyone else has a problem with itching/hives (welps) with anxiety? I keep getting them again, and I don't know if it is from the anxiety or lexapro. I think it's the lex, but just not sure. Thanks for any replies.
I had a BAD breakout of hives once. Only once though. It was after I had a really bad panic attack and was hyperventilating. But the hives didn't show up till six hours later. I remember trying to sleep but was constantly itchy. Then all of sudden I started getting all red and swollen all over my skin. EVERYWHERE! Even on my eyelids and my eyes got swallon shut. I had to end up going to the ER and get a steroid shot just to get rid of them because it was so bad. Then I started taking benadryl after that. The shot cleared it up within two hours, I was perfectly fine. It was a really werid freak incident. I'm glad it never happened again. But yes I do relate that experience to anxiety.
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I get actual hives. I am allergic to benedryl, believe it or not. I usually have to take a xanax and get out of the house and away from the situation, and they go away. This is my 3rd time trying lex and everytime this happens. My doctor still thinks it's just anxiety and not an allergic reaction. I am not anxious when I get them, (thanks to the lexapro!), but I just start itching and then the hives start. It is pretty scary. Thanks for your replies, Derangea and anxietysucks!