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    Old 02-27-2001, 07:29 AM   #1
    malaka
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    Thumbs down Uticaria x 2?

    My chronic uticaria started in August/September of 2000. Long story short: I've been off and on Zantac, Zyrtec and Prednisone. I've had several severe attacks (eyes swelled shut). I went on a STRICT diet. For about a month, I ate NOTHING except eggs, plain pasta, baked potatoes, plain tuna, spinach and OJ...and the attacks stopped! I stopped taking pills (doc's advice) and re-introduced dairy (cottage cheese) into my diet. *BOOM* I swelled up like the Michelin Man. So, I figured dairy was the culprit.

    However, I'm still getting occasional attacks. Most often I can trace it back to some (accidental) dairy I ate. But sometimes, I can't.

    Finally, my question: Is it possible to have 2 forms of uticaria? Could I be allergic to diary AND have "pressure uticaria"?

    This sucks...

     
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    Old 03-01-2001, 10:12 AM   #2
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    you might want to get your thyroid checked im going through a similar problem fat lips swollen eyes break out in big itchy welts , i am on reactine for out breaks but just was diagnosed in nov.2000 with hypothyroid , my atacks had suddenly begun in oct.2000 , they say you can get hives if you have a outta whack thyroid go get checked i did and was put on sythroid to control outbreaks and help thyroid good luck let us know how you turn out LORI

     
    Old 03-27-2001, 03:31 PM   #3
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    I can't believe this! I have the same problem with the "hives", (they have been called "Pressure Uticaria", Angioedema as well). My lip will blow up, eyelids, numerous joints, instep, as well as hives running along a scratch line(I can write on myself in "hives"), almost all is deep tissue swelling, and leaves some pretty ugly bruises.

    Anyway, all the tests, and all the doctors have said is that it is auto-immune, and connective tissue. They determined that I don't have lupus, arthritis, but that I do have MVP (mitral valve prolapse) and then one week ago today my family dr. called me in and told me that I have a hypothyroid something or other. She did not mention that the hives could be connected! Do you have any info regarding this? Or any sites? I've not found any mention of this till now. Does the meds for the thyroid help with the uticaria?

    Do you also have joint & muscle pain? Dry eyes?

     
    Old 03-28-2001, 04:46 PM   #4
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    i am so glad to see that i am not the only loser out there fighting with this hateful condition. dan---i have angioendma, and mine was triggered by a bad outbreak of hives. you did not say if you are taking any anithistimines? there is a thriod connection too. good luck and let me know how things go with you.

     
    Old 03-30-2001, 07:48 AM   #5
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    Well, its been about a month since my last post. Here's an update...

    I'm back on Zantac and Zyrtec. I take 1 of each everyday at noon. Also, I'm staying completely away from dairy (milk, cheese, butter, etc.). Seems to be working. The only attack I've had since Feb 27 was the day after I forgot to take my pills.

    dan,
    Yeah, I had all the same symptoms as you: swollen eyes/lips, sore joints, hives. After tons of tests, I was diagnosed with Uticaria (not MVP, hypothyroid, etc.). I suppose getting a second opinion wouldn't hurt, though.

    There's tons of info out there. Although, I still can't figure out if its spelled uticaria or uRticaria. I've seen it spelled both ways. Here's some links: [url="http://www.aafa.org/asthmaandallergyinformation/aboutasthmaandallergies/asthmaandallergyanswers/Chronic_Urticaria.cfm"]http://www.aafa.org/asthmaandallergyinformation/aboutasthmaandallergies/asthmaandallergyanswers/Chronic_Urticaria.cfm[/url] [url="http://www.nwasthma.com/Resources/urticariaInfo.htm"]http://www.nwasthma.com/Resources/urticariaInfo.htm[/url]
    and (duh!) [url="http://urticaria.com/"]http://urticaria.com/[/url]

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    This sucks. I'm 27. I've been healthy and active my whole life. Since this crap started, I had to give up working-out and most of my sports (sore joints). Social life has changed, too. I'm always scared to crash at someone's house for fear of waking up with "fat-face". Work sucks, too. Sitting in a board room, explaining your proposal, and knowing that everyone in the room is staring at your lips. *sigh*
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    Anyway, it seems that for the time being, I have this somewhat under control. I hope to get back to "normal" life again soon. Besides, as much as this sucks...it could be worse.

    Good luck...



     
    Old 03-31-2001, 01:07 PM   #6
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    Have they sent you to a Rheumatologist? Dermatologist? Urticaria is a symptom of many auto-immune diseases (since you also have the other symptoms like the sore joints, don't give up with just a diagnosis of urticaria).

    I have been through a batter of tests and paraded past a half dozen specialists, but it was my family doctor that decided to chech my thyroid and some other little things, last month because I am also feeling 'worn out'.

    Because my results came back indicating an under active thyroid, she sent me back to check it again, and also had them test for thyroid antibodies (I didn't know that was being tested for). After reading a post here relating thyroid to hives I've been doing research, and found that with auto-immune thyroid diseases hives (urticaria) is very common!

    I went in yesterday to get the results back on my thyroid, and told my doctor about the relationship of thyroid disease and hives. Well, she pulled out the test results and the levels thyroid hormone are normal right now, however the antibody tests said I have Hashimoto's Disease!

    I finally now why I have the "fat face", etc!


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    dan,
    Yeah, I had all the same symptoms as you: swollen eyes/lips, sore joints, hives. After tons of tests, I was diagnosed with Uticaria (not MVP, hypothyroid, etc.). I suppose getting a second opinion wouldn't hurt, though.

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    This sucks. I'm 27. I've been healthy and active my whole life. Since this crap started, I had to give up working-out and most of my sports (sore joints). Social life has changed, too. I'm always scared to crash at someone's house for fear of waking up with "fat-face". Work sucks, too. Sitting in a board room, explaining your proposal, and knowing that everyone in the room is staring at your lips. *sigh*
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    I hear you!!! I've been through the boardroom meetings and know exactly how they were looking at you. They look concerned, but won't ask for fear of embarrassing you...but your lip is just sooooo fat that they *can't* take there eyes off of it!

    I finally told the owner of my company about it, and he was so amazing!

    Good luck to you as well, and don't give up. There is a corresponding cause for the effect!

    I am thrilled to know that I have Hashimoto's, it definately could have been worse!

     
    Old 11-28-2002, 05:13 PM   #7
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    Hey all who have posted. I am interested in your posts sooo much. for pretty much my whole life I have had Dermatographism.. which is alike to Pressure Uticaria in that I get welts whenever I am sratched or touched. It gets all red and the whelt is over exaggerated. I do not get swollen lips or face but if I get hit I will! anyway I was thinking maybe all of this is the same for me and you all because in the summer i was drinking straight water all the time and it seemed like my welts went away for a few days but they started again without me even thinking that it might have been that I am allergic to dairy, that would explain why it seems like I have had it forever. OR what about the hypothyroid maybe mine is just to a lesser extent?


    How are some of you now? have you hives come back? also "I've been doing research, and found that with auto-immune thyroid diseases hives (urticaria) is very common!" daneck you mentioned this if you are out there is there anymore you can tell me?

    thank you.

     
    Old 12-04-2002, 09:33 AM   #8
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    Well, it's interesting to see everyone elses journey. I have dermatographism, where you can literally "write on your skin" It's not life threatening, but just annoying and uncomfortable, especially if I get the marks on my face or neck...it can look like I've just been scratched to pieces. I might just ask my doctor if there could be a connection between thyroid function...I've been prescribed antihistimines and they didn't help. I've had this since I was 20 (for 5 years) and it just started all of the sudden, in the middle of the night, and since then I get raised, red marks with light pressure/scratching and sometimes they itch. If anyone has found a remedy or treatment, please post.

     
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