Well good news, they now know what type of hives I have. They're not just normal hives. They are what is called uticarial vasculitis. This is what they got from doing a biopsy. Today she took 11 tubes of blood and is testing for every autoimmune disease known to mankind, and I also now get to go see an optimologist as well as a rheumatologist to find out more about
the autoimmune system and why my body is doing this. Does anyone else have this type of hives? It would be great if you could tell me more about
them. Since my immunologist changed my meds around they have been doing better, more livable, but I still have some. What does anyone know about
this problem?? Thank you all for your support!!! God Bless.
Alaina - age 26
Ulcerative Colitis-- Diagnosed when I was 16. (It has it's ups and downs)
Chronic Hives (my newest endeavor) :)
Prednisone (30 mg and tapering was on 80 mg --for hives, not UC (but my UC is great right now because of the prednisone)), Xyzal (every 12 hours), Atarax (every 6 hours), Pepcid (every 12 hours), Doxepin (at bed time), Levothyroxine (.50 mg), and Ativan if needed, but I haven't really used it. I also have been loving Aveeno Oatmeal bath, and their calimine lotion when all else fails!
How did I go from being on no meds 3-4 weeks ago, to being on all of this now??? Just crazy!! :)