I finally discovered that the unexpected cause of my chronic hives / urticaria was a food allergy to FRUCTOSE. I stopped eating/drinking high-fructose corn syrup and sugar (which is sucrose that digests into glucose and FRUCTOSE). No fruits or fruit juice either.
I am able to have any of the sugar substitutes.
Remember, you will find high-fructose corn syrup and sugar in MANY foods, drinks, and sauces such as tomato sauce, bbq sauce, and ketchup.
I believe it's a genetic-based allergy because my Mother and Grandmother both suffered from the same chronic hives. Sadly they are both deceased and I am bummed that I was never able to help them with my life-changing discovery.
I sincerely hope this info helps cure many people suffering from chronic hives.
P.S. This may have also been the cause of my ulcerative colitis since the cause is unknown. Unfortunately, I had my colon removed in 2006, so I cannot confirm this theory.
Post Edited (godsmack67) : 1/2/2013 3:58:49 AM (GMT-7)