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christianbcmom
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   Posted 4/23/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Well...still looking for some advice with these hives/welts issue..had an appointment this morning with the immunologist and the dermatologist (biopsy's were done), and I'm still a medical mystery!!! The doctors in Montana are just as baffled by this as me.  So far all the drugs haven't made these darn things go away..any suggestions...I'm up for anything! I need some relief!!
 
Here is a list of my current meds and the meds I've tried so far:
Zyrtec (every 12 hours) -- however, they just switched me this morning to xyzal
Prednisone (30 mg)-- on a tapering does, doesn't seem to be helping unless high dose
Atarax- every 6 hours
Pepcid-- (every 12 hours)
Ativan-- (1 a day)
Singulair-- (made me feel funny though)
Depoxine-- (just put on it this morning, so I haven't taken it yet)
Claritin-- (did it for a while, but didn't help)
Tagament-- ("")
Benadryl-- ("")
Levothyroxine- was .88 mg a day, but they just lowered it to.50 a day as I didn't have this problem before they started messing with my thyroid.
 
Also, my husband just started Humira about the same time this started happening to me. Actually I didn't have this problem until he started Humira. Concidence or issue??
 
Thank you all for any input,
Alaina
 

Razzle
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   Posted 4/24/2009 1:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Alaina,

I sent you an email. I hope it is helpful. Take care,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Colloidal Silver (used topically), IV Milk Thistle, probiotics.


christianbcmom
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   Posted 4/24/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Okay, thank you!
Alaina - age 26
Vitiligo
Hyperthyroidism
Ulcerative Colitis-- Diagnosed when I was 16. (It has it's ups and downs)
Chronic Hives (my newest endeavor) :)
 
 
Current Meds:
Prednisone (30 mg and tapering was on 80 mg --for hives, not UC (but my UC is great right now because of the prednisone)), Xyzal (every 12 hours), Atarax (every 6 hours), Pepcid (every 12 hours), Doxepin (at bed time), Levothyroxine (.50 mg), and Ativan if needed, but I haven't really used it. I also have been loving Aveeno Oatmeal bath, and their calimine lotion when all else fails!
 
How did I go from being on no meds 3-4 weeks ago, to being on all of this now??? Just crazy!!  :)
 
 


SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 4/25/2009 1:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Could be from medication, there is a rare disease called Chronic Hives. If I were you I would try a teaching hospital, it may take awhile, but they like to dig down on us mysteries. I was a mystery and had biopsy too, in my eye. Well...I got a triple diagnoses, I have a autoimmune disease that flared up which caused a rare inflamation disease (necrotizing gramultous inflamation of the eye) and that caused a tumor. Uggg. So dont quit gal!
 
Smurfy Shadow
 
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux
 
Medications:  Prednisone, Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D


christianbcmom
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   Posted 4/30/2009 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   

Well, I'm not a total mystery any more. I have uticarial vasculitis. They are still running more tests to see what autoimmune disease is causing this, but atleast I know this for now.


Alaina - age 26
Vitiligo
Hyperthyroidism
Ulcerative Colitis-- Diagnosed when I was 16. (It has it's ups and downs)
Uticarial Vasculitis (my newest endeavor)
 
 
Current Meds:
Xyzal (5 mg every 12 hours), Atarax (every 6 hours), Pepcid (every 12 hours), Doxepin (50mg at bed time), Levothyroxine (.50 mg), and Ativan if needed, but I haven't really used it. I also have been loving Aveeno Oatmeal bath, and their calimine lotion when all else fails!
 
 
 
 


Chartreux
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   Posted 4/30/2009 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
just wanted to offer up support and well wishes...
lots of soft hugz..........
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