chronic uticaria and thyroiditis

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bradenre
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   Posted 11/28/2005 11:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I am one of the unlucky, rare individuals with chronic uticaria and thyroiditis. I started breaking out in hives about 1 year ago. I went to an allergist who directed me to an endocrinologist, who had never heard of CU being connected to thyroiditis. She then directed me back to the allergist with whom I have an appointment with mid-December. Can we say severely disgusted with doctors who are not on the same page about things. Nobody seems to want to get involved with my problem. Meanwhile, I feel like I am on the verge of a nervous breakdown because of the situation. This is the most annoying condition I have ever had an experience with. I currently am on levothyroxine 200 mcg. once daily, Zyrtec and Zantac twice daily and continue to break out in hives. It is so miserable, I have been known to add a couple of benadryl to the list. I am constantly washed out from all the antihistimines. If anyone has any suggestion to help stop the constant clawing of the skin, please let me know. Like Meg says, it interferes with just about everything in life. No outdoor activities in the summer because heat makes it worse. Nothing touching my skin except 100 % cool cotton materials. Not even any lying next to my husband in the bed at night. That aggrivates the itch too. And this week I found out that putting up the Christmas tree was even out. I broke out from head to toe. Please Help if you can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! confused

Red_34
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   Posted 11/29/2005 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Awwww you poor darlin! You sound miserable and I am so sorry to hear this. It's really lousy that doctors are playing pingpong with you. It seems that if they don't know the cause they just want to pass the buck. I hope your appointment in December goes well and you find relief, but in the meantime I'm sure someone will be along to help you soon.

Good luck and btw, Welcome to Healingwell :)

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Meds currently taking: Colazal 750mgs-9 daily
Uc status: Remission (1yr but not sure if much longer)
Diagnosed with Secondary Reynaulds Syndrome in 2004
Meds currently taking: Niacin 650mgs-1 daily
SRS status: Very active.....give me 100 degree weather and I'll be happy!!!!!
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brendac
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   Posted 11/29/2005 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi. if you read my posting under rash and hives , you will see that I have developed the same problem. Im not sure if I have UC or if its an allergy to the synthroid.Today I'm going to my doctor to get an appt. to see an endo.There isnt too much that works for me. Cold water. Gold bond (sometimes) I found that taking Aerius helps sometimes but wears off after about 6-7 hours.At least taking it at bed time lets me sleep without ripping at my skin. I changed my med dose . Not so itchy anymore but slow to clear up. Ive had this for 5 months now. good luck to you

bradenre
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   Posted 11/29/2005 11:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the tips. I'll try the Gold Bond. That is actually one of the few I havent tried. Well, I hope your appointment went well. I just wonder if this stuff ever goes away completely, or if it is something that is going to last the rest of our lives. If you hear of anything else, let me know. Best of luck to ya!

hunybun
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   Posted 12/8/2005 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hang in there, please...chronic uticaria is no fun. I got hives don't get scared when i say this .....8 years ago. I had head to toe hives all day long for 2 years and now just have cold hot weather hives and pressure hives. I had prednisone in the begining which helped but in the long run was bad for me....6 months into taking prednisone it woke up fibromyalgia and i became allergic to every blessed medication past present and future as of right now. The most important thing i learned and am still learning is stress is one of the main energy food source for hives, what ever be the main reason you have hives stress will keep you down so many ways. Hives can last 2 days 4 months 3 years or forever. I can't tell you how many doc's i have met in my 8 years but i went through military and civilian and went to John Hopkins....and they can't really help but give med's and the face of well we really don't know what causes your hives so they tell you, you have chronic uticaria..... that's the easy way out for them and means move on kid and bother someone else....which i did...hee hee well i hope this didn't upset you, because i truely understand all the steps you have gone through and will continue to go through...ask me anything, but i will tell you honestly what i went through cause i was tired of people side stepping me that included doctors family husband and most all friends :)

bradenre
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   Posted 12/8/2005 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, at least someone out there is willing to be totally honest. The doctors sure give you the run-around. I'm going back to the doctor next week, the allergist one day and the endocrinologist the next day. I intend to get some questions answered. First of all I find it hard to believe the endocrinologist has never heard ot chronic uticaria being connected to thyroiditis. There are just too many instances on this website alone that says otherwise. Its sad to think that the allergist is more knowledgeable about thyroiditis than the encocrinologist. Maybe I will get the allergist to recommed another endocrinologist. I've only seen this one 1 time before. I have noticed that stress, heat, pressure, and even mood can all be triggers to the breaking out in hives. Sometimes, I look at my allergy meds in my hand for a few minutes before swallowing dreading the way they make me feel tired and sleepy all the time. But all in all that isn't as bad as itching all the time. I havent tried any steroids yet, and from your post, I don't think I want to. I'd gladly try anything that worked, if I just knew what that was. I have to go off all the allergy meds Friday in order for the allergist to check me on Wednesday. I don't know if I dread it worse for myself or those who have to deal with me. Ha Ha!!!!!!!!!!! Well, if you have any other info, I'd gladly appreciate it. You know they always said the truth hurts. I appreciate your honesty. Its always better if you know what to expect. Although, if I have to deal with this as long term as you have, I think I'll go crazy. How do you cope?

hunybun
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   Posted 12/8/2005 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Humm how do i cope, in the begining not very good.  When i got really bad and finally had to say i have to leave my job i called my mother and asked if she could help me....i was 1 day short of a nervous break down.  I was at the point of saying i don't care what happens now, i was prepared to crawl in that hole and let things fall where they fall.  Meaning lose the job the husband family and friends.....and i quit for the first time in my life....guess what i didn't fall in that hole i lost a shoe or two but i was wanting to go forward and didn't care if i hurt my friends family and husbands feelings since i was putting everyone before me and taking care of everything like i had done all my life.  Not a lot of people were ready for that specially my drama and toxic loaded friends (2of them).  So i removed all my stress that was possible..job 2 friends and put me first. Now for the doctors, you will love this.  When i finally had it because they told me i had to make 3 more appt's with three different docs i was at a military hospital in MD a very open space and i was pissed cause they could not make them all for one visit as always....i came out and my mom said what's wrong...i told her not to worry about what i was about to do....she was like what are you gonna do....i started crying my eyes out to no end.....well medical people came out the wood work and scooted me off to the admin office me still crying and made all my appts in the same day....i got up stop crying on the spot said thank you and said mom lets go...they were in shock, i said sad that a grown woman has to become a child to get her way when the respect of me being an adult didn't matter to them at all.  I cope now with the power of changing my diet, removing stress and cry when i darn well please.  When seeing a doctor i have my question written down before i go, make them explain meds and even if it takes longer than my 10 mins they had me before the next patient and look all meds up before i take them cause they leave out a lot of things.  Prednisone is a wonderful drug for a short time but for me long term not good..always try because what works for me might not work for you and in reverse.  Many doctors don't know much about hives specially chronic uticaria, when i went to the ER i was a tour for the interns since it was rare to see...i visited the ER so much i was like put me where i can see everything, gotta get over being spotted once you except what's going on inch by inch the stress level comes down...please don't think i'm all happy happy joy joy all the time, humor has gotten me thru what going on so far, i can't change what i have become because my body is not listening but i can tell my mouth to smile and my body hears it sometimes(corny i know) well i have babbled wonderful here.  E-mail me if you like or keep going thru here, i am long winded as you can see..take care and smile if your body isn't listening your face is and so am i!   tongue    
 


kp23
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   Posted 12/19/2005 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello.  I just started getting these hives in January.  It is usually the worst for me after I go running which is the biggest stress reliever for me and then they say it is caused by stress as well so I am in a catch 22.  I have been to 5 different doctors- allergists, dermotoligists etc.  I have been on Zyrtec, Allegra, prednisone, the newest for me is propranalol...so we will see how that works... every morning I wake up and the first thing I do is look down at my skin to see if I can wear short sleeves that day or if it is going to be long sleeves.  I hate it.  I have stopped exercising as frequently and feel miserable and out of shape.  but everytime I exercise I am covered the next few days in the hives.  do any of you guys exercise and if so do you get it from that?  do you continue to work out or have you given up like I have? confused

hunybun
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   Posted 12/20/2005 5:53 AM (GMT -7)   
do you wake up in the morning with hives all over or mostly on the side of the body that you slept on? How soon after exercising do you start to break out in hives and where on you are the hives? I can't be too much of a judge on medications since i can't take any of them since i am allergic to them 6 months into prednisone. I did have to stop exercising because of the pressure hives i get on my feet and because i have fibromyalgia and exercise is good for fibro but i can't take pain meds. I have found there are so many reason for hives, stress is one but also from sweating and the friction of the wet clothes against the body can cause problems. What form of working out do you do? Have you thought about doing swimming at least until you figure the reason for the reaction? But you need to slow down the stress of having the hives....hard i know. I hated to leave the house covered from head to toe looking like i had been beaten up or worse having people looking at me like they would catch something...i always got a seat and no one would sit next to me on the subway or train i took.....but i tried to stop caring what people thought about me from the way i looked and that was half my stress. Also check you products you use to wash your clothes maybe your sweat from exercising and the soap react....some many things or the worse case you just have to wait the hives out.....once you get over the fact of the way you look which is still sometimes hard to do, you will find it a wee bit more easy to move on with your hive life.
 COURAGE
 
Doesn't always roar.
 
Sometimes courage is
the quiet voice at
the end of the day
saying,
 
"I will try again
tomorrow."
 
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.


kp23
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   Posted 12/20/2005 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello and thanks for answering.  it is great to talk to someone dealing with the same thing!!! I usually have the rash on my arms and legs, it starts out on my feet and hands.  I am a runner, well I was...I should say.  I took one boxing class that I loved, but the gloves killed me, my hands were a mess.  and it spread all the way up to my neck.  it is never on one side or anywhere specific though.  when I run, I can start feeling the prickles in my forearms about halfway through and by the end I can see the rash beginning.  by the end of my 15 min drive home from the gym, I am a mess all over my arms and legs.  i know what you mean about feeling like people think you are contagious.  I am always telling people right away- it's not contagious!!!  so annoying...  I took propranolol for the first time today and so far- no rash.. I had it a little bit on my hands this mroning but it has since disappeared so I am keeping my fingers crossed that this might work??? I don't know, but will keep you posted.

hunybun
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   Posted 12/21/2005 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I had for awhile where my hands and feet..specially my feet would be hived up 24/7 i do had pressure hives on my hands still like when i carry heavy things or anything that was done over and over...i can't paint walls stuff like that or my hands will blow up and i can't bend them and they feel on fire like knives cutting them, since i can't take meds to bring down the swelling so it takes about 3 hours of holding the hands or hand up since it feels almost like all the blood in my body went to the hands and grew a heart and felt it beating.....my feet when they were at there worst felt like every step i took...lifting foot up felt like my bottom of my foot was falling off and when i put it back down it felt like all the blood rushed to the edge of the foot and was gonna explode and they felt on fire and itched when it began then changed into big balls of feet on fire.....went home put them up and waited for the blood to move back to where it should be. My feet are better in the sense all i wear are tennis shoes....i have found i can wear shoes with wedges as long as they are not strappy or open toe. The foot thing has a name planter something can't remember i use to have cortisone shots in my heels and had them wrapped 2 times a week from a foot doc...might want to see if that might help. Also you might get hives called i think vibration hives, one of my doctors thought i might have that, he worked on helicoper pilots with hives caused by the vibration of flying the helicopters....he gave me zyrtec, but was allergic to also. I have not taken propranalol so good luck.....just be patient with the meds and give your body a break from running or maybe see if running on a tread mill will make any difference or make sure you change your shoes when the miles on them wear out or wrap them while running if you have to run....but i would try swimming for now and let the body heal your system because if it has to repair your muscles from running or exercise it can't do both right now.....and most of all relax find a place in the house where you can shut the door and shut the mind, it might sound silly but get some music that you find relaxing and a chair or floor or pillow and every time you start thinking shove out the thoughts it takes a while to shut the mind quiet....if running makes you relax imagine yourself running the things you would see smells sound....blah blah blah....you get the idea. good luck with the meds and chat any time....hope i helped some
 COURAGE
 
Doesn't always roar.
 
Sometimes courage is
the quiet voice at
the end of the day
saying,
 
"I will try again
tomorrow."
 
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.


kp23
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   Posted 1/2/2006 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
hi again,
happy to report that after giving the propranolol 2 weeks to settle into my system I went to the gym yesterday and today!! while I had minor breakouts, they only lasted a half hour or so and was more blotchy then bumpy. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it is the medicine and not a fluke. hope you all have a happy rash free new years

kp23
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   Posted 1/5/2006 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
sad  never mind.  propranol doesn't work.  nothign seems to work- I am going crazy...

Red_34
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   Posted 1/5/2006 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Awww kp, that's too bad! You sounded kinda happy there for a moment. Hang in there, I'm sure you will find something that works.

**Sherry**
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 1992
Meds currently taking: Colazal 750mgs-9 daily
Uc status: Mild flare?
Diagnosed with Secondary Raynaud's Syndrome in 2004
Meds currently taking: Niacin 650mgs-1 daily
SRS status: Very active.....give me 100 degree weather and I'll be happy!!!!!
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hunybun
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   Posted 1/10/2006 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
sorry the meds didn't work.......you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find the one that works....that goes for everything...doctors meds treatments......please just hang in there, it takes time how long don't know but keep in a good frame of mind because if you are negative for a long time it will make hives worse. Oh and if you can get a punching bag......hee hee
 COURAGE 
Doesn't always roar. 
Sometimes courage is
the quiet voice at
the end of the day
saying, 
"I will try again
tomorrow."
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.


von
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   Posted 1/21/2006 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
hi, I have been reading some of your letters about chronic uticaria, it just seems
so disappointing that no one can really find somthing that works. I have been dealing with this for 3 years, I also have
hyperthyroid, I wonder if that has anything to do with it. I have used goldbond which does help the itching.I am also on
Doxepin does't help. confused But I will have faith and try not to let it get me down. Somtimes it can be hard.Anyway keep me posted
it case somthing out there starts to work.

brendac
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   Posted 1/24/2006 11:21 PM (GMT -7)   
i have been hypothyroid for 2 years. my hives started in july lasr year. None of the doctors knew what it was. probably still dont .Not sure if it is uticaria.could be . dermatitis herpiformis is similar and that is what they seem to think it MIGHT be.I went to another dermatologist in the next city who did a biopsy , took photos and sent me for blood an urine tests. Went to an endo who just said "thats quite a rash" lol.no kidding!!!!They dont seem to think that it is thyroid related , however I have done some reading that leads me to believe that an imbalance along with stress can produce such lovely results.(trying to keep positive and sense of humour). I have decided to try to eliminate stress. I had wanted to go for a massage to relax , however they will not massage a body that is broken out.. Iwas prescribed a steroid cream that irritates like heck until it subsides. seems to bee working.One of my co-workers takes an antihist. prrevious to using the steroid cream.The dermatologist wanted to put me on dapsone. The spotential side affects may have scared me enough to start healing.Was contemplating a leave of absense from work last month.oh no seems i am long winded too.ooops!!! This is such a tough nut to crack. have also been diagnosed  with hashimotos.tpo count 5820. live well

hunybun
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   Posted 1/30/2006 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Why Hives happen....After almost 9 years of 5 different types of hives and no one really giving me that answer...i have decided to not expect anything from them anymore.  I know more than they do (for my issues) and have them asking me what to do if i do end up in a emergency room and what order to give me meds and what spacing time between those meds.  I took a lot of medications when i first started which sadly i became allergic to all medications and developed Fibromyalgia another fab condition where doctors have that deer in the headlight look.  I have been shoved around to so many doctors, specialist in god knows how many states that i now have little patience or respect for them....but the docs that go i don't know why this is happening lets figure this out together....i like them.  I'm almost positive that my hives were brought on by stress...now what keeps them who knows!  With Hives and Fibromyalgia i have finally changed the way i live me life......First i removed my stress.....Job.....Friends......and doctors who were either A holes or kept doing the same tests over and over again.  I know these are hard things to remove but it was better than a nervous break down.....Next was removing things like soap and shampoo that had too much stuff in them...stick to basic or organic products.  Find cleaning products that are friendly, and the hardest part make husbands or wife and children start doing more around the house....if you have this condition and you have people around make them do it and if they give you grief tell them to sod off....If you are worry about your friends or family not understanding and you have explained it to them and still don't understand that is there problem and no longer yours!  They would understand if you had cancer or some other illness so if they can't get this then they are selfish.  I have changed my way of eating and my way of life so i could have a life...my life....everything else comes second because i have no choice to put others before me anymore, and that is why i am sick i worked myself to death and dealt with drama filled friends or toxic ones.  Learn to make time for yourself cause you have had it hard and deserve an hour a day to yourself...i break it up if i can't do a full hour......Don't think i woke up one morning and did all this quickly...nope don't wait to when i did and had the choice of nervous break down or well you can imagine the worst thought and you would be correct. I'm not telling anyone to quit there job or dump friends or family...but if people places or things are a cause of stress get rid of or avoid...gotta make changes in your life now....i can promise they will get rid of hives but i do know stress is food for hives....can't be negative and take control of your care....don't like a doctor find another one......lord knows there are plenty of them.  Well i have once again talked too much...please take care and know there are lots of spotted poeple out there and non-spotted poeple who care.......and if you meet a non-spotted person who doesn't care poke'em in the arm and run and hope it spreads....hee hee just kidding sort of!           
 COURAGE 
Doesn't always roar. 
Sometimes courage is
the quiet voice at
the end of the day
saying, 
"I will try again
tomorrow."
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.


Red_34
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   Posted 1/30/2006 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Very nice post hunybun and what you say about stress is so true. Stress is a big factor in our modern lives so to make the necessary changes to become stress free can be tough. I have a chronic illness that stress plays a HUGE factor in and it took me a long time to make myself stress free by drastically altering my lifestyle. Regarding friends and stress, I have found out who my true friends are after being diagnosed with my illness. The ones that left I now know that they were "psychic leeches", they live on bad vibes and spread them wherever they go making you feel "drained" after being with them for a day. The ones that are with me now are the ones that can cheer me up on a bad day and make me feel good about myself again. We rely on our friends for times such as this and if they can understand the "spotted" people, good for them and you for having them in your life.

~Sherry~
Ulcerative Colitis since 1992
Meds: Colazal & VSL#3
Secondary Raynauld's Syndrome since 2004
Meds: Niacin when needed
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Long Sufferer
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   Posted 2/8/2006 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

Well after having Chronic Urticaria for 8 years, I am still trying to get this horrible condition resolved! I doubt it will ever go away, as it is a histamine release from within the body, and my blood cells just aren't fighting like they should! I am allergic to every anti histamine which has been prescribed to me, but am now on another lot, which is for Asthma sufferers, as there is a slight link between asthma and urticaria. So far so good, they seem to be working, but not when it is that time of month! nothing seems to work! I flare up also, if I am stressed, upset, too hot, cold, if i have applied to much pressure on my skin, ie belts, and certain shoes I cant wear anymore. I only found out last summer that I am allergic to Quinoline (yellow colouring), Erythrosine (cherry pink colouring) and Sodium Benzoate E211. These e numbers are mainly found in packaged foods, ie curry sauces etc. Also alchol is a big factor, so guess what, I hardly drink anymore. After producing some nasty photo evidence to my skin specialist, was I taken serious. I am now seeing my skin specialist every three months which is a blessing, but I think I know, that there isnt much more they can do for me.....I have another appointment in March, so I hope to keep you all posted. Well, I do sympathise with you all, and after 8 years, I know it is a horrible thing to have to live with.

Take it easy, and try not to get too stressed over it, as you will flare up!

Cheers
Toni

brendac
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   Posted 2/8/2006 11:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so greatful for the internet and all of the posts. your help and experience is most greatly appreciated. I have come to realize also that stress has a great deal to do with my well being. ( even though my endo  thinks I should'nt have any stress) My husband is so wonderful. When he doesnt understand  I print him things off the forems or websites. He has been so tolerent of all the mood adjustments ect ect. Not sure what the difference between uticaria and dermititis herpiformis is. think I will ask my dermatologist when I see her in mid march.
dont think they know for sure what my rash is but I can see that the calmer my life is , the more I heal.thank you every one . live well

Avenger05
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   Posted 2/16/2006 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had chronic hives for 4 yrs. - So I also feel your pain.  When I first got the hives, my co-workers quarantined my office for a joke, but soon afterwards, I realized everyone noticed.  Don't stress about it, just look for noticable flaws in their skin too.  Show them how when you stretch the skin, it goes away - Thus blood related.  I also had doctors look at me, like "What the heck is that??"  Putting up the Christmas tree is a chore.  Dermotologists and allergists put me through every scratch test, antihistimine and anti-depressant out there....I blamed the dog, my wife, the kids, my job, alcohol, food, penicillin, the dog being on penicillin, carpets....everything.  It is very difficult to pin point.  Be patient.  I have since started to change my diet and try homeapathy - naturopathic doctors, pro-biotics, and healthy living.  I'll let you know how it works for me.  They say they have an 85% sucess rate with hives, and I have a very close friend who's kids are allergy and asthma free.  Anyone else who has tried this and it worked, let me know...I'd love to see if I'm wasting my money or not.

JBRAVER
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   Posted 2/26/2006 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
HELLO....WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE CHRONIC UTICARIA/THYROIDITUS ...
I HAVE THE SAME THING AND AM TAKING ZYRTEC ..ONE TABLET EVERY 3 DAYS... MY DOC SAID IT HAS TO DUE WITH AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS...I ALSO HAVE HYPOTHRYOID AND VITILAGO..BOTH AUTOIMMUNE DISORDRS.. UNFORTUNATELY DOC SAID THIS COULD LAST 5 YEARS OR GO AWAY ALL BY ITSELF... ANYONE OUT THERE PLEASE HELP.
THANKS JEANNE

Maelstrom
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   Posted 3/5/2006 11:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I suffered from chronic hives the last two years of high school. I'm a freshman in college now, and it appears to have gone away for the most part. I only occasionally get them from pressure and cold. It is usually very mild now if it does show up. I started taking store-brand antihistamines a couple of times a day and it seemed to help.
 
I went through high school wearing long sleeves and sweaters all the time, it was terrible. I know how bad it can be. I couldn't go swimming or play football in the park without a large breakout.
 
My bodies been pretty much clear for 6 months now, so hopefully it's in its last stages. I wear t-shirts all the time and don't worry about hives popping up. It is an awesome feeling, I don't take it for granted. I just hope that everyone else will find something that works for them.

ortiz
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   Posted 3/10/2006 12:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone had problems with hives in their throat?...I now have to carry an epi penn with me at all times...i'm new here so hello to everyone..and i'm glad to have found this place..sometimes i think i'm going crazy with the hives..i've had them now for 2 years
 
 
 
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