sorry to hear that - let's hope that you've got the acute version which doesn't last long.
Do you mean Prednisolone? steroids? If so, they are FANTASTIC for me, but unfortunately you can't stay on them for long periods of time. I wish we could and I would be cured because that is the only thing that actually gets completely rid of them. But when I come off them, omg, it's sooooo bad. I used to taken them for say Xmas, so that I felt good for a few days, but its just not worth it for me any more
Also forgot to mention my I am allergic to cats, have been for 27 years (since I was 13) but i've always had cats and become somewhat immune to my own one. My cat died about 4 years ago. Then 2 and a half years ago, 10 days before my Urticaria ever started, we went to get a kitten. The house was filthy, full of cats and 1 little one scratched my hand really badly. We left him there and took a little girl kitten, she was adorable. When I left I went and got some antiseptic wipes to clean my hand (it was a deep scratch and I was worried about infection because the house was so so filthy). 10 days later - bam! my first ever experience of Urticaria and I've never got rid of it. (I did get rid of the kitten even though it wasn't the one that scratched me - I got rid of her because I thought at the time it was her causing my hives. ...... but I don't think it was. It may have been the scratch...
Also, 3 months later my 5 year old daughter woke up covered in hives all over her legs. I was mortified. But thankfully she only had the 3 day type and off it went.
In addition to this....about 2 months ago, my husband started to itch one Saturday afternoon, I looked and thought.....hmmm, looks like hives! The next morning he woke up covered in Hives and swollen with the angiodema. Wow. I was worried for him, I knew EXACTLY how he felt. But, like our daughter... after 3 days and a couple of antihistamines it was gone (lucky man!!!!). At least now he actually knows what I am going through permanently!
So this is strange - 3 out of 4 of us living in our home have now had Urticaria .... what can the connection be? Is it something in the house? But our 8 year old son hasn't had it - touch wood.
i have a problem with my auti immune system I know that, but that's quite a coincidence above, all 3 of us...
I hope some reasearchers read this, they need as much information from everyone as possible to help to get to the bottom of this one day
Post Edited (unhappyhen) : 2/4/2011 2:46:28 PM (GMT-7)