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Allergies board


Hi - thanks for your replies!

trup20 - I have never had any type of rash, only hives, head to toe, swollen ears, swollen eyes and swollen lips (never any in my throat, though) I have been tested many times for food allergies and environmental allergies. The only food allergy they found is almonds. I have alot of allergies to different pollens, grasses, trees, and cats. I have nasal allergies year round and I do have asthma. The doctors have always thought of my hives as being caused more by an auto-immune problem, though, because they come and go. I take claritin and flonase on a daily basis pretty much all year round, and singulair and an albuterol inhaler or advair inhaler when needed.

titchou - The dr. also thought I may have had pneumonia back in April. I had the symptoms for both that and influenza. They tested me for the flu and it came back negative, but dr. said that I had so many of the symptoms, that maybe my test gave a false negative result. So, in the end they decided that I had one or the other. I was like, whatever, I just want to get rid of it!! But I have been dragging ever since.


Thanks again for your replies - it helps alot!
Hi there,
My symptoms and dx sound similar, only difference is timeframe. I'm just shy of having my hives for 12 months. They are very severe, like you. Swollen from head to toe, ears, palms, and sometimes big giant lips and eye's swelled shut. It has been the worst year of my life. My Dr has basically said my immune system is 'confused' and thinks it is fighting a disease that isn't there.

I am currently on Zyrtec for day, and Singulair, Doexpin, Atarax at night. Prednisone thrown in on occasion when I swell too much or think I'm going to loose my mind! The only time the hives are gone is when I'm on a high dose of the Predn. One thing that *DID* control it is Sandimmune, many doctors are hesitant to use it, since it is an immunosuppresant. It is commonly used for chemotherapy and with organ transplants, I was only allowed to be on it for three months. I am hoping to go back on soon, since it's the most relief I've had this year. My Dr. said it often put's autoimmune hives into remission. Not so in my case, but she wasn't surprised since she said I have one of the worst cases she's seen in her lenghtly career.

It might be worth checking next time you have a flare up.
-Eris
Hi there,
My symptoms and dx sound similar, only difference is timeframe. I'm just shy of having my hives for 12 months. They are very severe, like you. Swollen from head to toe, ears, palms, and sometimes big giant lips and eye's swelled shut. It has been the worst year of my life. My Dr has basically said my immune system is 'confused' and thinks it is fighting a disease that isn't there.

I am currently on Zyrtec for day, and Singulair, Doexpin, Atarax at night. Prednisone thrown in on occasion when I swell too much or think I'm going to loose my mind! The only time the hives are gone is when I'm on a high dose of the Predn. One thing that *DID* control it is Sandimmune, many doctors are hesitant to use it, since it is an immunosuppresant. It is commonly used for chemotherapy and with organ transplants, I was only allowed to be on it for three months. I am hoping to go back on soon, since it's the most relief I've had this year. My Dr. said it often put's autoimmune hives into remission. Not so in my case, but she wasn't surprised since she said I have one of the worst cases she's seen in her lenghtly career.

It might be worth checking next time you have a flare up.
-Eris