Hello everyone. My name is Alaina, and this is my first time on here. Let me give you a little background about
myself, and I'm hoping/praying someone can give me some sort of advice!!
I'm 26 years old, and I was diagonsed with Ulcerative Colitis at about 16. My colitis is well; however, it's my thyroid that's been giving me issues lately. After I had my daughter in March of '08 I was showing signs of Hypothryoidism. As a little girl I had Hyperthyroid and went to All Children's Hospital all the time. I have vitiligo as well. I know, autoimmune is written all over this. Anyhow, about 3 months ago my doctor decided to put me on levothyroxine to boost my levels. Everything seemed to be going great, I had energy, and life was good!
However, 3 weeks ago, my body just started wigging out!!!!! I have hives like you wouldn't believe! I actually have had to go to the ER 3 times to get some help with them because they were so bad. My doctor has me on a ton of medication, which feels like I've been sedated, and with a 3 year old and a 1 year old, it doesn't seem to be helping. Does anyone have any advice?? I received some lab results in the mail yesterday from my immunologist, which basically said I was allergic to myself, but I don't really know what they mean. Something about thyroid autoantibodies are high?? I have heard of a drug called "Ridura" and was wondering if anyone knew of it?? If anyone has any suggestions or advice...I would greatly appreciate it. I need to get some kind of relief from these nasty boogers!!! Now they are like welts, leaving bruises, instead of just hives. Please help!!
Here is a list of my current medications
Singulair (makes me feel funny though so I quit taking it)
I've tried Claritin, Tagament, and Benadryl as well, but there is no relief!!
I feel like my body is going through a serious mental breakdown and is screaming for help!