Hives and Tylenol?

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   Posted 10/2/2007 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
for the past 2 months, I have had Hives everyday with wheals that last for 24 hours.  Although, one day I did notice that they were disapperaing during the day, but the next day, the hives stayed put all day. 
So what happened? confused
It took me 5 days to make the connection.  I was taking tylenol for my headaches and it also suppressed my hives.  I know it sounds strange, but I kept taking tylenol and I have fewer hives.  When I don't take tylenol, my hives will remain.
Has this happened to anyone or has anyone ever heard of this happening before?  Has tylenol suppressed hives symptoms before?
My doctor told me that she never heard of anything like this happening before.
I should also note that I'm taking 300mg of zantac, 30mg of allegra, 30mg of hydroxizine (sp?), and 15mg of prednisone per day.

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   Posted 10/2/2007 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmm that's strange indeed! I haven't heard of Tylonel easing hives either. But hey, if it works then good for you! :) And btw, welcome to Healingwell. I'm curious, how long have you been on Pred?
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   Posted 10/2/2007 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   

I've been on Prednisone for about a month now.  I started at 40mg and my doctor has been lowering my dosage every few weeks to wean me off it.  Right now, I'm decreasing it by 2.5mg every 2 weeks.

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   Posted 10/3/2007 1:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Although this is a long-shot, the cause of your hives might be autoimmune. Tylenol suppresses pro-inflammatory COX enzymes, which might be involved in autoimmune hives. The other medications you are on are all anti-allergy and should have suppressed your hives, unless you are allergic to something that you are getting exposed to a lot of....
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