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annadurfee
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   Posted 6/20/2007 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,
 
I am currently suffering hives and I also had hives 5 years ago and they lasted 2 years before they just magically went away.  I never found out what caused them last time and no doctor was willing to go through that process either.  Now that I have them again, I've been doing hours and hours of research and I found some things that may be of some use. 
 
First of all, there is a strong belief these days that hives are a sign of an imbalance in the body and a sign that the body badly needs to be rid of some toxins.  I am still in the processes but I have talked with numerous people who have done some form of detox and it has really helped or completely cured the hives.  Now, some of these people were doing detox for a year or so before they didn't see anymore hives.  Some of us I guess are just loaded with toxins. How effective the detox is relies on the kind of herbs, the quality of the herbs, and the strength of the herbs.  So if you are going to do detox, do your research.   
Second, more and more these days hives are being connected to yeast overgrowth (Candida).  In fact a lot of people suffer the symptoms of yeast overgrowth and never get diagnosed because it can be very difficult to test for in some cases. Or they think that it's just life and to get with things. Symptoms are normally ones like indigestion, yeast infections and some people just think this comes with the territory.  Oh, how wrong they are!   Now, when you have a yeast overgrowth, the good bacteria in your digestive tract is overrun and can't fight back unless you do something to help them.  The bad bacteria/yeast are also pumping out a lot of toxins as they go about causing chaos in our bodies.  This can also cause a large amount of digestive issues like indigestion, heartburn and even irritable bowel syndrome.  When our digestive system is not running at maximum capacity, our health suffers. .  More and more doctors are realizing the benefit of grapefruit seed extract as a powerful anti-fungal.  Going for a natural anti-fungal is best simply because prescriptions come with side effects and often they can compound any problems you may already have with toxins.
 
Thirdly, through my research, many naturopaths and homepathic doctors see hives as a sign of liver congestion.  Through use of antibotics and other medicines throughout the years, our liver can get bogged down.  This happens especially for anyone who drinks or does drugs.  Also, the American diet is so loaded with bad things and so overly processed, it's miracle more people don't just drop dead.  These doctors recommend a liver detox program or a liver flushing.  Obviously, because it is considered a homeopathic method, it receives criticism from pharmecutical companies and conventional doctors.  I've lost all faith in conventional doctors mainly because time after time they fail us.  Hive sufferers know what I'm talking about.  
   
 
 They also recommend doing a cleanse that gets rid of parasites and cleans out your kidneys.  Some of you have probably already ruled out parasites, but truth be told, most tests for parasites are not thorough and most of us probably have some parasites.  We can get parasites anywhere, even from breathing.  If you choose to do this or the above mention detox program, just know that this may take a while.  We heavily load ourselves with toxins day in and day out, a thorough cleaning isn't going to happen overnight.  However, a lot of people doing the liver detox who had hives noticed the hives lessening after detoxing or flushing a few times. 
 
A word of caution:  Some people who are desparate, like us hive people, tend to overdo things when they are detoxing.  You have to start slowly or you could cause more harm to yourself.  The body is ready and willing to get rid of toxins, but it can't flush them all at once.  You need to listen to your body and go at the pace it dictates.  If you do a detox and start feeling unbearably crappy, it means you are going to fast and need to back down a bit.  With that in mind, even people who do detox the appropriate way may experience what is called "die-off" or a "healing crisis."  Basically it means that symptoms will get worse before they get better.  Thankfully though, most die-offs or healing crisises only last for a few days and then patients start seeing some improvement.  A healing crisis of die-off means that your body is working.
All of this stuff with detox and flushing is going off the premise that when you're body cannot effectively remove toxins through your colon and liver, toxins come through the skin; the last resort in the elimination system.  It also claims that when the liver gets congested and the digestive system is overloaded, we start to develop allergy-like symptoms.  The body sees all this buildup and attacks it thinking it is a pathogen.  This liver congestion problem also significantly reduces our ability to absorb nutrients and this just makes everything worse.
 
In my opinion, when someone is suffering from chronic hives, it is something that has probably been brewing for a while and now everything has snow-balled into what we see as the itchy demon; hives. 
 
Fourthly, I have seen one site that encourages people to eat as their blood type determines.  It's really interesting, but the more interesting part came when I learned about lectins.  Lectins are in almost everything we eat and are not digested by our current enzymes.  Now, I'm not sure, but I think that some are good and some are bad.  What happens though is that since these lectins do not get digested, they clump together and attached themselves to cells in our body.  This triggers the immune system to attack and release histamine.  More info can be found at these sites:   
The last site has a product called Deflect that was made by the doctor who runs the site and who came up with the Eat Right 4 Your Type program.  Deflect is supposed to gently scrape off the lectins and provide a barrier for future lectins.
 
Some of you mentioned stress and I have to agree that stress is not good for hives.  But the fact that your body is reacting so poorly to stress means that our immune systems need help and that our hormones might need some balancing.  A lot of people treated for hives have found a lot of help with vitamin B-12.  It's the anti-stress vitamin and it can also help balance hormones.  Some people get B-12 injections.  Some have been known to react badly to these injections, but it is very very rare.  A healthy immune should be able to manage stress.  Over time our immune systems suffer due to large amount of stress, emotional events in our lives, taking medications including OTC pain killers and antibotics, not eating right, and not exercising.  Normally, if we take care of our bodies, when we suffer such things like stress or have to take medications, our immune systems can handle it to some degree.  But a weakened immune system means that problems are knocking at your door.
 
Currently I'm taking numerous things.  One thing that I just started taking and has been shown through some medical studies to help hives is a vitamin called Quercetin.  It's a natural histamine inhibitor and it stablizes mast cells (these cells are the ones that release the histamine.)  It also has numerous other health benefits like heart health and such.  They also say that Quercetin taken over a period of time can help our body rid itself of allergies.  They also say that the body does not build an intolerance to this vitamin, so it won't suddenly go ineffective.  You can find this at your local health store.  Be sure to get the non-citrus formula.  I'm also taking about 2,000mg of Vitamin C per day.   It aids it taking out toxins and it lower histamine levels.  I'm also on a regimen for Candida.  I have a lot of symptoms that suggest that I might have yeast overgrowth so I'm taking grapeseed fruit extract and following a strict diet for a month or so to see what happens.  If you'd like to know more about this option, you can email me at  I'm also taking some probiotics to help out my digestive system and I'm supplementing with enzymes and hydrochloric acid.     However, it has B-12 in it and even though I have the hives, I don't feel stressed or worried.  My attitude has been surprisingly good and I think that is because of B-12.  The remedy for hives is under Utricaria.  They also have remedies for allergies.  They reason I trust these guys is just the way they have done business.  They have online doctors to speak with and they also allow patients to get discounts on their products if the patient is in true financial need.  I also want to do a detox program, especially ones that target the liver.  When I had hives before, at some point I learned about the connection between toxins and hives and so I started drinking a detox tea 3 times a day.  It was a very mild detox and my hives were still there for quite some time after starting detox, but I almost think that my hives wouldn't have gone away unless I had detoxed.  So this time, I'm going to find a slightly stronger detox and just make sure I don't overdo it.
 
As you can see, I'm doing a lot, but I am determined not to suffer any longer than I have to.  I WILL NOT go through 2 years of hives or any amount of time that involves years.
If you look there are a lot of remedies out there and I know I've talked about a lot, but if you feel that way I do about these hives, you're willing to go the extra extra mile to resolve the problem.  Be careful of remedies that claim to work overnight or something akin to that, because as we've already figure out, hives for us don't go away that easily.  And I know that there is a lot of information out there and it is hard to sift through it all, but to me, I'm willing to do anything.  If someone told me that I could get rid of the hives by sticking my head in the toilet, I'd probably do it.  I'm still taking some antihistamines, but the homeopathic doctor I spoke with said that it was okay to do so and that it wouldn't interfere with the remedy I got from them. 
 
Do not take steriods, even the cream kind.  I'm sure most of you already know this, but the steriods will get rid of the hives, but they will come back and they will be worse than before.  Plus steriods basically destroy the very body that you're trying to heal.  It's still a wonder why so many people still rely solely on conventional medicine if steriods are their best option. 
 
Well, know that I've given you all about a truck load of info to take in, I'll leave.  I'm totally up for speaking with you guys through either this forum or through my email.   
Hope this helps.  I'm looking forward to see if these things help.  I just know that hives can be cured, but the battle is going to be a tough one. 
 
-Anna
 
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Vathen
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   Posted 3/24/2008 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I am new to this forum. I have been having hives for about 3 months now. I have already given up on western medicine to help me. I went last week to a natropathic doctor and she started me on Atronex (bovine liver extract), calcium lactate, and some mega doses of healthy intestinal flora. So far I have had some refief for a few days, then it gradually gets worse again. I was told to dramatically up my dosage (every thrity minutes). This helped for a day, then it began to get worse again.

This seems to follow what you were discribing as far as getting worse before it gets better.

I was just curious though if you have any informaiton on this type of treatment whether good or bad. Thanks

Billy

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   Posted 3/24/2008 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I would like to wish you good luck with the detox and if it helps let us know. I would also recommend caution to everyone as to see your doctor before doing the detox as it could do more harm. I would also recommend to find a whole foods grocery and find out if pesticides are used on the produce as you might want to get as organic as you can with the produce (no pesticides).

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annadurfee
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   Posted 6/9/2008 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   

An update to my first post up there about all my research....

 

I've been getting a lot of emails wondering about my progress and I've emailed all of them to say that after everything, I found the drinking lots of water was the key.  I DO NOT have any hives any more at all, not even a tiny one that goes away in a few hours.  They are all GONE.  I found that if someone is suffering from chronic dehydration, which some docs believe most of us are, the body reacts with, usually, a chronic illness.  Chronic dehydration = chronic illness.  In my case, it was hives.  I found that when the body becomes dehydrated it sends out scavengers to find water and ration it out to the vital organs, leaving our lesser organs (skin, bones, etc.) to suffer without.  Anyway, the scavengers are none else then HISTAMINE!  Histamine has this special role in the body.   Anyway, I figured that if I'm chronically dehydrated, then my body is constantly pumping out histamine to help ration out what water I do have.  From all of this I just felt like there much just be a abnormal amount of histamine in my body and that is what is causing the hives.  I didn't know if my theory would make sense in the medical world, but I figured I'd just start drinking the amount of water I should be drinking and see what happened.  While it took a while for there to be NO hives at all, I did start seeing promising results after the first week.  Also, everytime I got discouraged thinking that the water was helping but not actually curing me, I just keep hearing, "Keep drinking, keep drinking."  I did and now I'm free of hives.  In later research, I found that rehydrating a chronically dehydrated body can take a while.  Your cells will need time to figure out what to do with all of the wonderful water you're pouring down your gullet. :-)     This was my cure.  I know that one other person that has emailed has also started seeing dramatic results, so I'm thinking it is worth a shot for anyone who has tried everything else.  If you don't like water, suck it up and drink it anyway. 

I did detox, I did the digestive enzymes, I did probiotics, I did the many different herbs, I went on the Candida diet and lost too much weirght, I did a lot of stuff and maybe that all helped a little too, but water was the key.  I do believe the detox helped simply because if you aren't drinking enough water, then your body isn't flushing out toxins very well either, so perhaps do a detox while you do the water thing.  However, water is a good detoxifier all on its own, so who knows.

Good luck to anyone who is suffering from chronic hives.  I feel your pain all too well and I know how hopeless it seems.  Try drinking more water, you really have nothing to lose at this point.


annadurfee
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   Posted 6/15/2008 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know what to tell you about the root canal thing.  There seems to be a connection since your hives appear around the same time.  I know there are some who think that mercury fillings are the cause of their hives, but I don't know if they use mercury during a root canal.  I'm sorry I'm not much help, I simply don't know enough about root canals.  It wasn't clear in your message, but are the hives that went away back again?  If they are back, and you happen to be more sensitive to the sun, perhaps you should look into a sun allergy.  I know that sounds stupid, but it's real. 

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   Posted 6/15/2008 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Mary,
 
I wish I could be of some help to you, but I have never had hives.  Have you seen your PCP or an allergist?  If it were me, I think I would see an allergist.  Good luck to you.
 
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pinkpanther
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   Posted 6/19/2008 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Annadurfee

I have also been suffering from hives myself.
I've gone to the Allergist,Gyno Etc They were not able to find any allergies that may have been causing the symptoms of my hives. I'm so sick of these little devils!!!!!!
I've been on the detox diet for about 2 weeks now and have noticed my hives coming and going. It's weird,it's like they're on this time schedule. Did you ever notice eating something would cause you to break out like the next day? The reason for that question,is because thats whats going on with me. I tend to break out around noon or so. Mind you I'm on an organic detox diet so it's not bad foods. Also I was having symptoms of Yeast infections and what not. I started taking the probiotic as well. I did notice the hives going away,but they tend to pop up periodically.


So, do you think I should get me the enzym pills?


Thank you,

annadurfee
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   Posted 6/20/2008 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
You might want to avoid food with a high histamine count.  You can google histaminie-free diet or low histamine diet and find the foods to avoid.  This seemed to help me.  If you think that yeast may be playing a role, try going on the Candida diet.  You can google this one too and find what the rules are.  You can get digestive enzyme pills at any health food store or pharmacy usually.  Hope this helps.

joextreme
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   Posted 7/8/2008 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I think annadurfee is right about drinking water. I been getting hives since late March, it didn't come serious until one day from work i came home on a friday and had huge welts of hives on my arms and stomach and legs. Next day it went away after taking Benardyl the night before but my voice was getting hoarse. I drank that night, next day i started getting hives again, felt like crap, my throat seemed to be swelling so i went into the walk in clinic and got a steroid shot and prescribed predizone and a referral to a allergist. Anyway, i was tested for animals which Im allergic to and my gf and i have two cats, but I have never gotten hives from the cats unless from contact on any part of my body except for hands. Also i usally kneeze and stuffy nose, itchy eyes which a normal allergy pill can take care of. I was also tested for lupus, cheese, negative, my white blood cells are normal. So my allergist says its idiopathic uteracia or something else for that matter. So im taking 10 mg of doxepin at night, usually followed with 50 mg of benardyl for security and two rantidine. Anyway before that time that i went into the walk in clinic i was on an allergy pill, generic claratine and i was finger pointing that, says side effects is hives ect. ONe time i ended up in ER when lips were swollen and throat was swellin again. Anyway, i remember one time being drunk a few weeks before i started gettin hives is that i was sooo dhyrdrated the next morning, i kept puking and puking and i think after a week or so i started getting hives. So the whole dhyrdration thing could be whats triggering this. So anyway last week I started drinking water, staying away from soda and beer, i drank water and normally my hands break out with hives or get red on knuckles, but they were normal for a week. I did have some hives on my legs and stuff but not as bad. So this past Saturday I got drunk and a huge outbreak again on Sunday so now im guessing its the booze, but i dont drink on weeknights so and yesterday i had mt dew for the first time, but i really think soda would be ok if you blend it in once in awhile but drinking water is the main prioarity. Its getting sickening because I usually go tanning and stuff and wear shorts but cants due to tthat. I heard a rumore untra ray lights from tanning beds are suppose to help. about the cats, i went out of town one weekend for a wedding got drunk and hives next morning so that rules out the cats.

annadurfee
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   Posted 7/8/2008 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I think you'll have more success if you stay consistent with drinking water.  Once your body becomes hydrated again and stays that way, you might find that you can drink without getting hives, but rehydrating a dehydrated body takes a while.

joextreme
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   Posted 7/8/2008 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
annadurfee said...
I think you'll have more success if you stay consistent with drinking water.  Once your body becomes hydrated again and stays that way, you might find that you can drink without getting hives, but rehydrating a dehydrated body takes a while.
What other symptoms are there for being really dhydrated other than hives anyway? I eat well.

annadurfee
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   Posted 7/8/2008 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   

Chronic dehydration can have a range of affects on the body.

For instance:  fatigue, constipation, digestive disorders, acid reflux, high or low blood pressure, ulcers, respiratory troubles, acid-alkaline imbalance, excess weight or obesity, eczema and other skin problems, high cholesterol, urinary tract infections, rheumatism, allergies and premature aging.

It can also lead to more serious chronic conditions like asthma, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and kidney stones.

In my research so far, I've found that chronic dehydration is very common and that many little ailments, chronic or otherwise, could be solved if we all just drank the amount of water we needed each day.  If every single cell and organ in our bodies needs water to function properly, it makes sense that if we aren't drinking enough, that things will start to go wrong. 


joextreme
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   Posted 7/8/2008 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
What about soda? i cant stand eating and drinking water with my meal

annadurfee
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   Posted 7/9/2008 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I suppose if you JUST drank soda with meals and drank water the rest of the day, then that should be fine.  The carbonation in soda doesn't help the situation, but if you simply must have it then that is up to you. 

pinkpanther
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   Posted 7/9/2008 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   

You know it's so Ironic how you talk about the booze.

I've noticed that every time I have a beer or even wine,vodka etc anything with alcohol I tend to Hive out. I've been doin better during the week. I can go 5 days without hives, but come the weekend when I have a drink or two I will totally hive out. I did the detox and it all thanks to Anna you have helped me out. I just can't wait till they are all gone. Not sure if I had metioned on my previous blog,but I only get them in the summer so come the winter nomore hives. I'm just trying to figure out why it comes out in the summer? I've gone to the Gyno and did have some problemos in that area god the problems fixed that could have been a problem too. However I'm taking probiotcs to help with overgrowth of yeast and I'm also taking the  digestive enzyms that have such a grows taste. Does anyone suggest anything else, or does anyobe have a clue as to why I hive out only in the summer?

Jenn

annadurfee
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   Posted 7/9/2008 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
There is such a thing as heat or cold induced hives.  Perhaps whenever you get too hot, the hives come on and that is why you get them in the summer.

raining01
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   Posted 7/18/2008 2:39 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi

 

I am very interested in your blog and have a few questions i am hoping you may be able to help me with.

 

I am getting red raised skin rashes on my face and neck which are similar to hives and i cannot for the life of me get a diagnosis or anyone to help.

I am thinking of trying a detox diet as you have mentioned, can you recommend the best way to go about it or guide me in the right direction?

 

Thanks


annadurfee
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   Posted 7/18/2008 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have a blog that pertains to hives, but anyway, I would start by drinking a lot of water.  Water in of itself is a great detoxifier.  Any other detox program will most likely include drinking lots of water anyway.  I did a bowel cleanse for 2 months, and I also took herbs that detoxify the liver and kidneys.  Start off gently.  That is my best advice.  Just remember, no matter what you do, drink at least 64 ounces of water a day and most likely more than that. 

annadurfee
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   Posted 7/21/2008 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
So I did a little digging about getting hives after a dental procedure.  I don't know what you had done, but a certain drug called Clindamcin has caused hives in numerous people.  Have you checked into what they gave you during or after the procedure?  Also, if you did have an adverse reaction to a medicine they gave you, you might still be getting hives because your body was thrown into a loop.  I once had a dermatologist tell me that something that causes the initial breakout of hives, may not be causing it anymore.  In other words, the hives might be producing more hives.  Also, any antihistamine will dehydrate.  That is why they make us sleepy.  So start drinking a truck load of water and see if that helps.  I doubt that you are allergic to something topical, like detergent and such, so drinking water may help flush out whatever is causing it.  In any case, the more water you drink, the less your body will pump out histamine. 
Another idea is that you had a delayed and now prolonged reaction to the latex gloves they used during the procedure.  Some run of the mill allergic reactions can come on gradually and last for weeks and then just go way.  How long have you had hives now? 
If you had amalgam removed (mercury fillings) the mercury released during the procedure could be causing your symptoms.  Lots of vit C will help flush it out and vit c is known for lowering histamine levels in the body.
If the procedure was putting IN mercury fillings, then new exposure to the fillings could be causing the hives.
 
Hope some of this helps.  If it was an allergic reaction that is just hanging around, I would keep taking antihistamines, drinking lots and lots of water, taking more vit c and just bear through it until your body stops reacting.  These things should help as well if it is something other than a normal allergic reaction.  Hives are NOT ALWAYS an allergic reaction, remember that.
 

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   Posted 7/25/2008 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much for your post!  I've had chronic hives on and off for about 12 years.  The last batch of allergy testing I had done (several years ago) was inconclusive because my entire body ended up covered in the itchy devils (of course I broke out an hour AFTER I left the doctor's office).  I really became frustrated and obsessed with finding a cause/cure and it landed me in therapy with a medicine chest full of antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds.  Needless to say I've given up on doctors.   I've found that stress really makes it worse.  I don't take any meds at all for them anymore, but I used to take dye-free Benadryl and Pepcid or Zantac and that seemed to stop the itching.   Anyway, I think you are definitely on to something with the hydration theory.  We had a huge family tragedy a couple of weeks ago and I was doing pretty well (maybe one little hive here or there every day) when all of a sudden after a week of major stress, I had them all over my neck, arms and face.  It dawned on me that I hadn't been drinking nearly the water I usually do.  Since then, I've been trying to stay hydrated and they're definitely improving.  Just a few spots today.
 
I just read an interesting article about skin disorders and the "mind-body connection."  It said that there are hosts of doctors and psychologists who are interested in studying skin disorders and the impact our emotions have on skin but they simply do not have the financial resources to study it extensively.   If drug companies gave millions to the study of hives and the medical community found out it could be cured without toxic drugs, then everyone would lose...except the poor sap who's been itching for ten years!!!     I would love to see a cure found but I guess it's just not that important to allergists, immunologists, dermatologists, etc.  Maybe we should start a website and start raising money to begin a hives study.  We could reach out to all these frustrated sufferers and I bet we could raise tens of millions! 
 
 

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   Posted 8/3/2008 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I am all new to this site, but I have been dealing with chronic uticaria for the last seven years. (Although I only learned the name of the issue about two weeks ago...) No doctor I had seen during the first three years could give me any type of information and I always left the office feeling abnormal because the doctors would call each other, and the nurse's, med students, and whoever else in to look at me. But none could help. Last week I went to this new doctor who was supposed to be able to offer me a way to defeat this curse, but I left his office with the knowledge that this condition will eventually kill me. I apparently have a type of hives that is caused when I get hot or cold (from being outside or inside, standing still or exercising, or basically doing anything that people do in everyday life)...I have three children who have lost out on going to the park, playing with me in any games that require physical movement, or going to the pool. I cry all the time because I feel bad about the childhood that they have had. I used to live outdoors and enjoy being very active. Now I am gaining weight from inactivity and becoming more and more depressed everyday. Your ideas seem to give me a new hope..... Has anyone ever dealt with hives of this type? How you even begin the cleansing process? Any ideas of who I can talk to or what I can do? I can't live like this anymore.

pinkpanther
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   Posted 8/8/2008 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello to all!
I've posted several posting, and thanks for responding.
Well just wanted to give everyone a quick update as to were i stand with the hives. I had hives for about 3 years off and on. In the summer I was ,more proned to getting hives. so i scheduled an appointment with my gyno. Mind you I was still having brakeouts. so I went and they did my annual pap smear. I know little toooo much info, however I had an "abnormal pap" so she put me on medication like for infection, and bam all my hives where gone. I have been able to drink and eat anything I please and not have to worry about anything!!!!!!! THE HIVES ARE GONE! I tried everything that annaderfee said to do. You helped allot ann thanks!!!!!!
so, I dont want to get into anymore detail,but yeah ladies I would just keep my story in mind.


Thanks
Pinkpanther

azcarol
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   Posted 8/19/2008 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
     I also have suffered from chronic hives for 7 years in the past. I stopped coloring my hair for a few years and my hives went away. I started coloring/bleaching my hair again and the hives returned. If some of you have been dyeing/coloring/bleaching your hair, that might be a possible source of the hives.
     None of the "coctail" of antihistimes that were prescribed to me along with steroids are working to control my hives.  I will try drinking lots of water and see if that works.
 
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   Posted 8/20/2008 6:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Very good observation Azcarol! Sometimes the connection to our hives can be so obvious but yet eluding. :)
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   Posted 8/22/2008 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been dealing with hives since the beginning of May...no unusal stress. I have been on several medications including Prednisone and I will agree that when you take this drug the next time it seems to get worse. The last prescription I was on was Cypro for 2 weeks and it did help some along with Zyrtec. I just recently went to a NP doctor and she has me starting a liver cleanse. I am believing that this will work. Has anyone out there ever done a liver cleanse for hives and did it work for you. I will try drinking more water. The thing that confuses me is that I'm not a drinker or smoker and do eat pretty healthy so I don't know where this came from. My dermatologist has been the most helpful but again..they just prescribe PX drugs which all have side effects. I am going to try the Quercetin. Can you take this and an antihistamine while doing a liver cleans???? If anyone has any answers I would love to hear them.
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