I'm actually intruding on the Lupus forum (sorry) as I have Ulcerative Colitis but I saw the chronic hives post. I have had chronic hives on and off for several years. The only thing we've been able to figure out is that they come up when I am having anxiety. Benadryl works but only temporarily. I eventually got a steroid shot and took over the counter Zyrtec until the cycle broke. I finally got put on Lexapro and haven't had them since. My doc says it's a common thing with auto immune diseases. Good luck - I know they are miserable!
34 year old female, Diagnosed 5 years ago
Current Meds: Remicade every 6 weeks, Prednisone 10mg (tapering), Prevacid, Sustenex, Lialda, Lexapro (anxiety), Synthroid, Iron, vitamins, Fish Oil
Expecting first child 12/08 via gestational surrogate!!!!