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Posted by Anissa on October 08, 1999 at 19:12:24:

In Reply to: Re: Hives specialist posted by Jeanne M on August 17, 1999 at 21:33:18:

: : 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.

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