I have had this garbage (CU) for well over 7 months now and it is a pain ! You may or may not have CU you might have acute Hives which is usually short term and it will go away on its own. As suggested go to an allergist or GP and have him perscribe some antihistimines so you can live with this stuff and examine you with some tests. I am currently taking 2-180 mg of Allegra,1-10mg of Singulair,1-10mg of Claratin and 2 Tagamets. Does this get rid of my hives / NO butt it sure helps with the itching and pain!. I also take Prednisone on occasion(small dosage) that works but don't make a habit of it if it can be helped. As you can see by my "handle" that is where I usually have hives in the morning. By they way,I have found a more active site for CU should you be interested. Hang in there buddy ,you are not alone !