Just want to welcome you to the site.......I am New myself and hopefully you will find it as helpful as I have........Everyone here is helpful and always there to Listen and offer great advice. I have a major issue with hives myself......all over and some days much larger then others........VERY itchy and get much worse when in the sun.
The only thing I found that helped was prednisone also. My suggestion to you is to keep a diary......Keep track of things you do.......foods you ate....being in the sun etc. and keep an eye on the hives........on the days they are much worse go over what you did and or ate.......illiminate and slowly bring things back 1 at a time......it may help you discover what may be causing them. Also it is a great idea to keep a diary of other symptoms etc. to take with you to your Rheumy appt..........It can be very helpful in deciding what meds may or may not help you.
Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus ForumSLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome, SAD, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1Piroxicam, Plaquenil, Prednisone(was 15mg, now 8mg), Cellcept, Xanax, Trazodone, Boniva(3mth shot), Wellbrutrin SR, ValtrexLinks: DIAGNOSING LUPUS (4 of 11), LUPUS INFORMATION, LUPUS RESOURCES, Donate to HealingWell, Drug Interactions
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