I apologize if this is long but I hope the details may help with what you guys may think it is or what you may have experienced:
November became a stressful time due to my courses and exams. Because of the stress I broke out in hives (although i have broken out in hives before, never from stress). Now that the fall semester is over, my hives have not gone away. It's the new year and I am still waking up with hives. I get it all over my legs, arms, back, chest and breasts (I am a D size so it gets even more uncomfortable in that area). I've been using anti-itch creams about
2-3 times daily as well as 2 benadryl's at night so I can get a good sleep. Lately, my lips are beginning to swell up and I woke up this morning with small size hives under my eyes which never happens. I am also getting hives after intercourse with my fiance. We just hit our 5 year anniversary so to see how I'm reacting to his body now, worries me. It is all just hives on the skin nothing internal or around my private areas. I just scheduled an appointment for the dermatologist for the next week. My primary doctor wont be in till the end of January, beginning of February and I need to see someone ASAP.
I am hoping if anyone else has experience this as well and what the doctors have told you. I found out online about
hypothyroidism could be a cause. I use to have that when I was in my pre-teens and also found out that I have a small tumor on my thyroid. I was given medication and that was it. Haven't checked on my thyroid ever since. Could that be the case also?
I know I am not allergic to any foods, the heat does make it worse, the only rash I would get would be a sun rash but that's in the summer. I also suffer from eczema but only on my hands and only when Spring comes around (my mom calls me a groundhog lol).