Allergic reaction- prescribed Prednisone and Hydroxyzine?

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   Posted 5/10/2016 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I had hives all over my entire body so I went to the dermatologist because this has never happened before. She prescribed me Prednisone 4pills/3 days, 3/3days, 2/3 days, 1/3 days @ 10mg per pill. She also gave me Hydroxyzine 25mg to use every single night for 30 days and told me to take TWO 24 hour allegra everyday.

I am here seeking advice from people who have experienced a bad reaction like mine or who have tried these drugs. I am extremely scared to go on Prednisone because of all of the side effects (weight gain, moon face, mood swings, etc). My hives are almost gone already on their own but my doctor claims that they will come back if I don't take all of these intense medications for a month. Do you think this is necessary or extreme? I would hate to trade one small problem for ten different problems. shakehead

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   Posted 5/15/2016 6:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Your doctor is the expert, not any non-doctors on any forum! That's why you went there first.

You are only to take the prednisone for a few days. Not long enough to worry about weight gain!

The others are allergy meds. I don't know why you would necessarily get the hives back if you don't take them, unless you are exposed to whatever it was that triggered them in the first place.

What was the trigger? What did you eat or medicine did you take just before the hives came on? If you can't remember, start keeping a "food journal" to keep track of what you are exposed to at least until you find what happened. See the archives (search box at the top of the page).
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