Hey Meg..i feel for ya, i had chronic uticaria for 2 1/2 years every day and for the last 6 1/2 years i have had hives due to allergic to all medications(wasn't before) in mild to trips to hospitals. Cold hives heat hives and pressure hives. I really don't have much to suggest in the form of what to do to to help hives since nothing but wait it through or visit hospital is the only thing that could help me. But one thing i have learned about
myself as a hived up person is no longer worry about
what people think when they see you with hives and think they can catch it(i once just to have fun in a waiting room kept sitting next to people and when they moved instead of not asking what was wrong i kept moving with them and when they got pissed i said you can't catch what i have but if you keep stressing like you are you will ....hee hee hive fun!) or if i go to a emergency room when they take me back to start treatment i ask to sit where i can see everything so my night goes by faster and can chat with people....I'm one who has had hives so bad that i was the next stop for large amount of interns since they had never seen a case so bad and that was in 3 states and 12 different hospitals.........any way, always keep a happy thoughts in your head...i know it's hard to do that all the time and make sure there is humor in your life and relax and take a breath and don't push yourself
take care and hope i helped a little bit
Doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is
the quiet voice at
the end of the day
"I will try again
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.