Posted 10/10/2010 3:43 PM (GMT -8)
I went to an allergist because I thought I had a food allergy. I had been getting strange looking hives and itching nightly for years - it started out as a little annoying, but this past year it had gotten much worse. I knew it was time to get it checked out. To my surprise, the allergist talked to me and realized almost immediately that I had Urticaria, since I have had Crohn's Disease for 35 years and have been on and off steriods so much. She knew that it was an autoimmune disease, as is Crohn's. All I have to do is take one Fexofenadine nightly and I'm fine. If I don't take the Fex. by 9pm, I start itching again. Autoimmune diseases are wicked - and it seems I develop a new one every few years.
Does anyone out there have Urticaria that caused more than hives and itching?