My name is channing. I have been haveing a very very very very very very very very very very very extreme case of chronic hives on skin all over my legs, arms and body with chronic itching.I also get swellings in my lip which I think is angioedema.I HAVE BEEN VERY UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THIS. I have had this everyday since December 4, 2005 . I want to let you know I started breaking out in hives back in 1999. I have had allergy tests and was found to be Allergic to Feathers. No Doctor is able to help me with finding out what is wrong with me. I do suffer from Hypothyroidism. Below I have some questions:
Questions I have:
1. Does anyone have Hypothyroidism?
2. Does anyone suffer from chronic hives if so what do you do to get rid of the hives?
3. How do I get rid of the hives?
5. Does anyone get swellings in their lip?
4. What can I do to get rid of the Swellings in my lip?
I also want to say I have peridoxicle reactions to things like Benedryl, claritin, Zyretec, and Allegra
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I also have had the throat swelling , lips, eyes, ect. I have taken so much benadryl it I have formed and imunity.
Hi, I just joined. I have chronic uticaria or rotten hives. I've had it since Nov.07. Mine are so bac that I have to carry an epi pen at all times cause my body gets covered with huge red blotches the size of salad plates and then my bronchial tubes swell and my throat does too. I found a doc that specializes in this and I am on 3 antihistamines and they are working but I am sluggish and tired alot. She said this could last 3-5 years. Oh no!!!! There is some link between this and autoimmune stuff cause 20 yrs ago I had Graves disease (alot like Hashimotos and they nuked my thyroid and I live on synthroid) and then 7 years started with pernicious anemia and now this. Lots of people say STRESS. Well, that is what brought mine on...on 9/11/06 I had artho. surgery on my right knee. all went well. I was back to work just a week and then a lady crashed into 3 of us sitting at a light. Guess what?? She smashed my GOOD knee into the dashboard and I started 6 months of therapy on neck and knee. I am getting ready to settle with the insurance and trying to explain to the agent that this came from stress and I never had hives before in my life. This hive thing is horrible and people don't understand till they see you in full-blown breakout and then it scares them. I am trying to learn as much as I can. thanks, sugarbear
Welcome to HealingWell! I am sure your knowledge will be helpful to others and hopefully someone will come along who will be able to help you also. I do not know any thing about chronic urticaria, so I looked it up. It looks like it would be rather unpleasant. I hope you continue to post on HealingWell. After a short time, you start to feel like part of a big family around here.