Re: mandarra (hives)
I forgot to add that I saw 2 doctors for allergies - negative for everything. The hives are gone now, thank goodness. (It was about 8-9 years ago that I had them). They would go away, and maybe a few months later they came back again, but not so bad. As I said, this went on for more than a year. It's very frustrating and very uncomfortable. I feel that it was from the beginning of menopause - I can't think of any other reason. The Benadryl helped me alot, but made me so sleepy - it was hard to take during the day and be able to function. Even a 1/2 a pill made me sleepy. When I had the outbreak, it would start in the morning, by night, they disappeared. Next morning, slowly but surely they would reappear. The only doctor I didn't see for the hives, was the gyno - not one doctor even mentioned anything about menopause causing the hives.