I'm going insane with this itching!

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Kim Goodwin
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   Posted 6/29/2013 12:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Help! I am not diagnosed with lupus...my mom, dad daughter and sister are...so what's the point! Up until this unrelenting case of hives I have been able to redirect my body ahead of the crash....this one got away from me. I have had hives on my legs arms and face for over 2 months now. Nothing is working...any suggestions please!

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   Posted 6/29/2013 2:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Not to state the obvious but, have you been to a doctor to have the hives looked at? Hives can be from a number of reasons.. allergy to something, medication, food, etc. Have you tried taking Benadryl or putting hydrocortisone cream on them? If you do not handle Benadryl well, you can also take Pepcid, it is also an antihistamine. Hope this helps..
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Kim Goodwin
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   Posted 6/29/2013 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes...I have been to the naturopath. After years and years, more than 30...of watching my family and allopathic medicine do the lupus "bounce" strategy, I decided that my health was in my hands. I have been aware of the symptoms of lupus flaring and receding in my body for 40 years. Learning all I could on how to stay healthy and what path to take when my body responded negatively to "stuff", has been ongoing! For me it is always stress that triggers a flare. Without writing a book here, I am proficient in nutrition, homeopathic, essential oils herbs, acupressure and the most common "fall back on" medications. I have tried Benadryl and Allegra, cortisone cream, every anti itch out there...as well as many herbs and oils. I know it's an stress related flare, because it goes away when I go up in the wilderness with my horse....almost immediately! At times i have had some success with controlling it enough to not scream, at others it's out of control. It's been going on non-stop for 2 months now...I don't want to resort to cortisone, tho I know that will work...so I had just hoped somebody had some experience that would help....also there was a post recently about it being worse at 4 pm...I am experiencing that also. In Chinese medicine 4pm is the time of bladder. Bladder infections typically involve damp heat in the bladder...I shall explore this more!

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   Posted 6/29/2013 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you been exposed to UV rays?
Some people with lupus are photsensitive and have to wear sunscreens and UV protective clothing. UV rays are at their strongest between 12-4pm.
If I get a little dose of UV rays I will itch like crazy for hours.
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