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Allergies board


Hi there,
I'm 26 yo female and have had hives for the past 6 weeks, so apparently now they are classified as "chronic". I gave birth to my first child approx. 6 months ago and the hives started in September 08 - about a month after I weaned off of Effexor for postpartum depression.

I'm absolutley miserable and have had no relief since the first day my hives started - I'm so upset and frustrated, not sleeping (like having a baby isn't enough - I can't stop itching long enough to sleep). I feel like I'm at the end of my rope and the quality of life is pretty poor right now.

Does anyone have any suggestions or have heard of dr. A. Kaplan? I'm in Canada and I'm bugging my GP to send me to an allergy specialist to be tested for autoimmune disorders - I just don't know what to do or where to start - I'm so itchy and nothing is helping... so frustrated.

Currently I take 2 reactin tabs in the a.m. upon waking up, about 2 - 4 benadryls throughout the day, 2 more around 8p.m. and 2 more at bed time along with a Singulair. I don't know what to do anymore - nothing is providing relief.

Any suggestions?

Kay
Hi, I'm new and a CHronic Urticaria/Angioedema sufferer. Mine is autoimmune. I currently take 4 clarinex, 1 Singulair and 2 Zantac. I have been suffering with it for 5 years. If anyone has any questions I would be happy to share what I have learned about this disease over the years.
Jeannie
[QUOTE=Jeannie243;3920413]Hi, I'm new and a CHronic Urticaria/Angioedema sufferer. Mine is autoimmune. I currently take 4 clarinex, 1 Singulair and 2 Zantac. I have been suffering with it for 5 years. If anyone has any questions I would be happy to share what I have learned about this disease over the years.
Jeannie

Hi Jeannie,

I've been dealing with chronic urticaria for 6 months now (and am totally frustrated). What type of autoimmune is yours and how did you figure that out? I've had my thyroid tested and have since been put on eltroxin, it has helped the hives and at one point they were gone for about 2 weeks, but have since came back. Thankfully not as bad as they were in September but I think that's because I can control them a bit better now after finding antihistamines that seem to work.

What have yours been like for the past 5 years? constant and always the same or do you go through stages of flare ups then remission? My biggest concern is that my husband and I would like to try for our second child in Dec 09 / Jan 10 and I'm concerned that if I'm still on so many antihistamines (180 mg of allegra and 20 mg of reactine daily) that I'll risk harm to the fetus if I do concieve.

I feel like this is controlling my life - not only can I not sleep most nights, now I'm worried that I won't be able to have another child because of the amount of drugs I'm on to controll the itching.

My hives flare up at around 8:00 p.m. - I can go all day with nothing then around 8 my scalp may start to itch. Right now they're localized to my thighs and sometimes my hips (which is 100 times better than before when they were all over my body). I find that when I'm in bed, the creases that the sheets / PJ's make on my skin will turn into long hives/welts that are a purplish red colour and burn/itch. I'm thinking it's pressure related.

What types of alternative therapies have you tried (any?) and has anything helped?

Kay