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KatieD-oh!
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   Posted 5/29/2013 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I have same pattern. Not just at night...any time I relax. I noted the difference when I began working day /night rotating shifts. If I would relax during my break I would get hives. Same thing for overnight sailing races- whether sitting in an office chair, lying in bed, or stretched out on the deck of a boat soaking wet and strapped down, the hives popped up. The only plus is I don't get sick- ever. My theory is my immune system is hyperactive and when I relax it attacks me somehow. Could be I developed immunity from working ER for so long, and the crap my kids bring home. But for so many years even google couldn't point me towards others with same thing.

mikakat
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   Posted 7/9/2013 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you Z, I am a bit late, but I have been looking for an answer to why I have hives @ 9pm, almost every night.  As a nurse I have worked odd shifts for many years.  Regardless of where I am (home, work, socializing), just woke up and going to work or going to bed.... I get hives.  My body clock wants to sleep at 9:30-10pm regardless of when I have slept.  So thank you again Z, it doesn't solve the problem...but sheds some light on my concerns.  I have gone through every possible reason I itch...and just can't figure it out.  The only thing that makes sense is stress causes the hives...but often I don't feel stressed when I itch...and when I "feel" stressed I don't itch.  So I have tried all sorts of meds, the Vistaril(hydroxyzine) causes Restless Legs (RLS) at night, Benadryl works well (but too sleepy and wake up with Benadryl hangover) and Zyrtec does nothing. 

 

So I live with it.  A nurse friend of mine had the same problem...then had her IUD removed and the problem stopped.  It got me to thinking that I have titanium in my wrist and a mesh urethral sling...hmmmm..... the itching wasn't present before either (surgeries fairly close together).  So the sling and wrist work... I don't think it’s worth removing..at least not yet. 

 

So I appreciate everyone’s input...and hoping we all become itch free...sooner rather than later.

Take care,

~mikakat


fpgirl
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   Posted 8/4/2013 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had hives now on and off for about 5 years. Like many people here, I had bloodwork done (negative) and took a medicine cabinet full of medications, including Pepcid H2 blocker, with varying degrees of success.

What I've settled on is generic clemastine fumerate, made by Sandoz, which used to be sold OTC as Tavist (you can buy it cheap on Amazon). My allergist said that it was a solid antihistamine and wasn't sure why people didn't use it much anymore--probably because it's generic now and no one's making a fortune off of it.

The thing to caution against is confusing correlation with causation--just because something happened around the time your hives started does not mean that thing caused it. Also, hives are a reaction, so there may be different triggers for different people. We all have different chemistry. My guess is that it's not direct causes, e.g., you eat X and hives happen, but chain reactions, for example, the beef allergy tied to tick bites, or the way they found out a lot of ulcers are caused by bacteria.

Incidentally, I have also tried two acupuncturists/Chinese medicine doctors. One didn't help at all after 2 months of sessions and one seemed to help, but she's since retired cry

reesecups
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   Posted 8/20/2013 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Just a suggestion..have your thyroid checked, not just TSH test, which is fairly inaccurate but FreeT3 and FreeT4. Sometimes problems with your thyroid will cause hives. Also, for short term help at night, try applying Apple Cider Vinegar on them, should help with the itch. My sympathies are with all of you, I know how miserable hives can be.

Reiki and Hives
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   Posted 3/25/2014 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
I am a Reiki healer. I've just developed this "hives" thing and particularly at night.
Mine starts with the hands itching first as well . This is quite fascinating reading all the similarities of the above people's statements.
However, I will get a "hive" reaction to say a green ant bite, so the toxins are building up in my system.
The metaphysical reason for getting "hives" is worrying about "all the little things in life".
We create our diseases and we can get rid of them.
I believe that at night, I am subconsciously worrying about things and not even aware of it.
I've managed to rid my self of arthritis with the mind/body connection.
I will let you know how I get on with the hives, now that I am aware of the cause.
When drugs and all else fails, be open to alternative healing.

abellessence
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   Posted 6/3/2014 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Everyone. I've read the posts and I, too, have suffered from hives suddenly. I could not identify what was causing it, but upon doing more reading and research, it seems that hormonal fluctuations, especially upon entering perimenopause (could start as early as 30's to 40's) can cause hives. During perimenopause, progesterone levels drop significantly which could cause estrogen dominance. For some women, this may lead to hives. Also, thyroid functions can get affected, which could also lead to hives. If your hormones are out of whack, your body may think that you're under attack by allergens (your dominant hormones) which may cause hives.

My hives were so bad I could not go to work because they literally looked like maps on my arms, legs and torso. None of the antihistamines worked. I found a specialist who took a look at my hormone levels and true enough, my thyroid function was low, my progesterone was low and estrogen was borderline. Since then, we've been working on balancing my hormones. I still get hives once in a while (at night during certain days of my menstrual cycle), but it's no where close to how bad it was last year before starting hormone therapy and thyroid meds.

For those women in their 30's, 40's, 50's who get hives out of nowhere, please have your hormone levels checked. (Notice that many who write in this forum are women!) Start to track down when you get hives and the day of your menstrual cycle. Notice that it also comes at the same time each night/day. It's also may be due to hormonal fluctuations during the day. Some may need more progesterone, others may need more estrogen (birth control pill or patch), while others may need thyroid medication - or a combo of these. Try to find an anti-aging specialist.

Good luck!

lynneF
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   Posted 6/3/2014 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Smurfy Shadow...just a little side note
I have been suffering from chronic urticaria for 5 years. The doctors have put me on 4 different meds to suppress all 4 of the histamine categories. One of the meds is Zantac, because it has properties that nothing else has against the 2nd histamine category. Not sure about Phenegrin, but guessing it is also one of those types of drugs for another category.
Although it is frustrating beyond belief to have to take such sedative drugs, and they may be doing damage to my body, I choose to live a life now that is not ridden with fear of anaphaxis....and these hives do not prevent me from living and enjoying the things I enjoy...I am just always armed (and ready) with Epipens and meds!

Kara7
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   Posted 6/6/2014 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I know this is a very old thread, but I am desperate for answers and am hoping that SOMEONE on this forum can help. Did anyone find out what was causing their hives? Everyone posts their issue but hardly anyone posts their solution.

I have had hives every night for a week now. I wake up around 2 or 3 am with itchy hives mostly on my arms and legs(it's usually the worst on any area of exposed skin). They are always completely gone by the next day. My first instinct was that it had to be bed bugs or some kind of microscopic mite. I've been going crazy looking for bed bugs and vacuuming and washing bedding and such...not to mention I am not getting any sleep! No bugs or any evidence of bugs have been found after a thorough search. I also feel like if it was that, the "bites" would remain on me for more than a few hours. My husband and baby that sleep in the same room are unaffected. In desperation, I slept on the couch one night and had the same problem. I even went and slept at my mother's house on an air mattress and still got hives. Next, I suspected that I might have an allergy to something I was eating or possibly a soap or detergent...I can't really confirm if it is something I'm eating or not, but I did switch to All Free and Clear detergent the day after the first attack and it hasn't changed anything.

DFallen
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   Posted 6/10/2014 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
 
I have been suffering from CIU for over a decade. I started getting them about 6 months after my daughter was born. I have been tested for all allergies and none were found. My hives happen worse at night, right before and during my menstrual cycle, and explosive when I have a fever. I have done some research about basal body temperature and how it changes at night. I KNOW for a fact that I am affected by temperature changes because when I have a fever I am covered head to toe with hives. Once I had to walk 2 miles home in -30 degrees in the coldest cutting wind and within an hour of getting home I was covered in hives-- because your body adjusts to extreme cold by "heating" itself up. I am a firm believer that the kind of hives that we get during the night have to do with basal body temp changes during sleep. 
 
There is supposedly a type of urticaria that is for "heat hives" and it is called Cholinergic Urticaria . Although I personally do not follow the exact same symptoms listed for this type of hive but perhaps what I get, what YOU get, are related to this type somehow.
 
 
ALSO: I suffer from angioedema and delayed pressure hives- not often, but I do.
 
*** Just as a side note *** I lived HIVE FREE for an entire year. I have no idea why I didn't get a single hive for a year, but it was great.... BUT then I got a cold with a fever and they decided they were going to come back to stay. cry
 
Dawn

groverlover
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   Posted 6/11/2014 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
After taking a three week vacation at Christmas, I returned home only to wake up in the middle of the night with hives all over my legs, arms and back. I immediately changed all the linens on my bed, but the next night I had the hives again and ever since coming back home on 1/2/14. It's now 6/11/14 and the hives are still coming while I sleep. They used to go away at around 3 pm in the afternoon, but nolonger go away and itch all day and all night. It's enough to drive you crazy. I have yet to have this condition diagnosed as all any allergist or dermatologist wants to do is treat the problem with expensive meds that don't work. I just joined this blog, so hopefully I'll beable to read about someone who has the cure.

itchyintn
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   Posted 6/11/2014 11:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmmm.... woke up with hives around my waist for the 2nd night in a row. I just had a cold with sinus problems when it started. Same thing happened about 3 months ago when I had a sinus infection... big welps all around the waistband of my underwear and lower back/stomach area. I've been painting the last 2 days, so I don't know if it's an allergy to that as well... or to my feather pillow... or?????? I've had them before, but this is pretty strange. They appeared within 2 hours of falling asleep. I sprayed a generic benadryl spray on them like I usually do... In the past I also had angiodema from either drinking (I quit that) or an aspirin allergy. I'll definitely be following this forum to see if anyone ever comes up with a solution that works!

itchyintn
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   Posted 6/21/2014 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Just an update from last week. I think as someone else suggested earlier in this thread that the hives have something to do with building up a reaction to an infection in your body. 3 months ago, I had a very bad sinus infection that I tried to treat naturally without antibiotics for about 2-3 weeks. By the end, I woke up one morning with hives, and thought it was because I ate something I was allergic to. I started antibiotics and didn't see the hives again, until I had another sinus infection that began 3 weeks ago. I tried for about 4-5 days, but when I saw the hives I started antibiotics immediately. Even after starting the antibiotics, I had hives for a few nights. They would go away with benadryl, but these hives were MUCH worse than the first time I had them. First time, they were just around my waist. This time, they were around my waist, thighs and went all the way up both sides and under my arms (usually starting in the middle of the night, but sometimes as early as 11 pm). I started taking a benadryl before bed and they stopped. I did this for a couple of nights, and then started taking 1/2 benadryl before bed and still don't have them. I'm on day 8 of antibiotics, so I think the infection is gone. Tonight I'll probably do one more night with 1/2 pill, and then try no benadryl at all tomorrow night to see what happens. I don't know if this is the cause for everybody suffering night hives, but it certainly appears to be infection-related in my case. I hope you all find answers!!! :)

Lori2shoes
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   Posted 8/19/2014 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to share what I've done for my hives, which I have had since June 2013! I must say last summer was the worst. The dr.s put me on steroids twice, but the hives returned, and I will not go back on steroids. I started a gluten free diet, most of my bath and beauty products are from the health food store. I try to eat non processed food and if it is I try to make it organic and non-gmo's and gluten free as much as possible, but sometimes I can't help it. I have a thyroid condition and was on synthroid for years. But I discovered a page on FB actually called: Stop the Thyroid Maddness. And I changed my medicine to a natural desiccated thyroid medicine, I use Armour. I did this change in the spring of 2014, I think the hives have improved. The only thing that works for them is Zyrtec but now I take one every other day, before, last summer I took it everyday and they still didn't go away. I'm really trying to figure out this mystery, I broke out last night and took a Zyrtec this morning. Last night I had a glass of wine, and washed my hair. Someone on this post said sulfite sensitivity and that got me wondering the shampoo I used did have sulfate something in it. I think the new thyroid medicine has helped, I also suspect my hormones - sigh, I don't know how to treat my hormones...I'll have to research that.

WhiteCalico
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   Posted 8/31/2014 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone,

I came across this forum after suddenly suffering a serious attack of the hives back in May of this year. The hives occurred exactly the same as many of you described above. Mine started acting up around 10:30pm and would become full blown at 11pm. They looked like large platelets/bumps/bites, very much like a swarm of invisible insects had suddenly attacked me. They itched and burned at the same time, and with much urgency. I would try to ignore the itching, but it would become so intense, that my skin would actually break out in goosebumps from the intensity of the itching. It was unlike anything I'd ever experienced before, including insect bites and prior experience with allergic reactions. The hives also would dissipate at around 1am to 2am, then come back with a vengeance around 4am.

I initially used a poison ivy/insect bite spray to more or less "numb" the affected areas which included my face, genital areas, stomach/waist, inner thighs, calfs, inner part of my knees, inner part of my arms by my armpits, neck, back/lower back. Only my hands and soles of my feet were free of the hives. Even my scalp itched. I then started taking Benadryl at around 10pm, and that helped, but put me to sleep till very late the next day. I am fortunate to not have to work outside my home.

I originally had gone to an endocrinologist near my home, to see what exactly was going on. I also had other symptoms that were strange to me since I'd always been a healthy and strong woman...hardly ever getting sick. I had esophageal spasms (which also turned up in May this year), increased belly fat (could not lose it despite dieting, never had it before, started around 2012), trouble sleeping/staying asleep (had this one for many years), chronic fatigue (had this one for many years unfortunately), foggy headedness (had this one for many years), and some dermatitis (patches of darker itchy skin on my fingers, which only got better and disappeared after treating with prescription grade hydrocortisone, twice daily for maximum 2 weeks a pop), some bouts of low blood sugar/hypoglycemia (which I'd started suffering from in 2007, never had it before then), severe attacks of asthma around 11pm and 4am (was prescribed Asmanex and Proventol, started around 2003??), unexplained infertility (tests showed I should be fine to conceive), headaches (would typically go away after taking a half of a glucose tablet along with a small meal). This endocrinologist was terrible--she tested my cortisol through a blood test (knowing I am terrified of blood and hence my cortisol reading would be high after having the needle injected into my pulsing vein), partially tested my thyroid, tested me for anemia. She then told me I was fine and to stop looking for reasons to be sick. I asked around for recommendations for a new endocrinologist, as I suspected it might have something to do with my thyroid.

A doctor was recommended in southern New Jersey (I live in NY), and my husband and I were desperate enough to make the appointment and go. My husband takes off from work to take me, it is an hour and a half ride down for us, and I wasn't well to drive or take the train alone. I had desperate exhaustion. This doctor, Dr. John Ricci, is great to say the least. He has been very thorough with the testing. This is what he did, what he tested, the plan of action to help me, and how I am now. I last went to Dr. Ricci August 25th, 2014. These are some of the things that were tested (tested after end of menstruation, cannot test during):

  • cortisol (by collecting saliva samples every 5 hours for a day). Results are:
    morning: 4.1 with range 2.0-11.0
    midday: 2.2 with range 1.4-7.2
    afternoon: 3.0 with range 1.0-5.2
    evening: 1.4 with range 0.8-4.3
    Results for cortisol are very low. Proper testing should be done by saliva in this way.
  • DHEA (not sure if from saliva samples or from the urine sample I sent). Results: 35.1 with female range <23.8-291.1, male range <23.8-308.8.
  • Lipids (blood samples): total cholesterol (high), LDL-C direct (high), HDL-C (very good), triglycerides (intermediate between good and very bad/high), non-HDL-C (high).
  • Thyroid (blood samples): TSH, T4, T4 free, T3, T3 free, Reverse T3, T uptake, Anti-Thyroglobulin Antibody, Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody. All within range.
  • HS-Omega-3 Index, RBC EPA+DHA (blood samples). Below healthy range, intermediate level risk.


Note: I haven't listed ALL of the tests taken from the saliva, urine and blood samples. I have several pages of results. They all came out pretty much good so I didn't think I needed to list pages and pages of tests and results. rolleyes

More info about myself: late 30's, 5'3", 117lbs (normally 107lbs). Used to love playing sports, volleyball, tennis, biking, kickboxing. Former accounting, management science and chemical engineering student. Went to school while working. Loved learning and self taught myself many times. After beginning to get sick, all of this was gone. My mind was so foggy, I couldn't focus and/or carry an argument. My fatigue made such things as dusting our one bedroom apartment, a dreadful, exhaustive task. I was unable to drive for more than a few minutes without panicking. I needed to sleep several times a day. I gained belly fat that just wouldn't go away. My quality of life...shot.

So the doctor prescribed that day an all natural regimen. This included 2 pills Kavinace a half hour before evening meal and then 2 again at bedtime; DHEA vitamin: 25mg three times a day with meals; and special type folic acid because despite taking large doses of regular over the counter folic acid, I was only absorbing about 50% of it and we are trying to conceive. We want to bring the DHEA to about 100 for me. Doctor also said it looked like my adrenal glands where exhausted. That would explain the low DHEA levels, which my body would naturally produce about 20mg a day I believe, for a woman my age. That would also explain the low levels of cortisol and high levels of bad cholesterol. The adrenal glands convert cholesterol into DHEA. Also, several fertility clinics treat women with DHEA before IVF treatments to raise the level of androgens since trials have shown that women with lower egg count have truly benefited from a DHEA regimen raising their fertility rates to over 20% for women ages 38 and over. No difference for women younger than 38 with healthy egg counts. Some doctors have disputed this though. Here's an article on that:
humrep.oxfordjournals.org/content/21/11/2845.short

I started the regimen August 26th and this is the results I have gotten so far...

My hives have completely disappeared. No Benadryl taken.
Esophageal spasms have completely disappeared.
My skin has already showed signs of improvement.
No asthma as of yet but I'd like to wait and see what happens through the winter when my asthma seems to kick in more.
I have tons more energy and my mood is elevated. I feel very motivated.
I sleep through the night but have energy still till around 4am, so the Kavinace helps to get me drowsy.
My mind is clear and has become sharper. I also feel I can think faster.
The dark itchy patches on my fingers are still there but I am putting prescription grade hydrocortisone on it at night, covering it with a bandaid, and it has started helping. The patches are slowly beginning to fade.
No more episodes of low blood sugar. I can go over my 3 hour threshold without needing to eat.


Important:
DHEA can be dangerous if taken without medical supervision. I highly recommend having a doctor monitor your DHEA intake and although it is sold over the counter for only $4 a bottle at Shoprite, it doesn't mean it can be taken as you would Vitamin C, or other such vitamin. Please google information on DHEA. It helps produce hormones such as androgens, testosterone, estrogen. May not be good for men or women who are predisposed or have had breast cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer. It isn't good to continue to take once you become pregnant, unless you are closely monitored and your obgyn recommends you take it. It may help produce too much testosterone or too much estrogen in women, depending on how your body reacts and processes the DHEA. Women with PCOS beware, this can make your symptoms worse. DHEA can also interfere with women on birth control. DHEA can also irritate the stomach so should be taken with meals. DHEA can also have an impact on those taking prednisone and such medications. DHEA is banned from certain sports like football, baseball, etc. Here's one article on DHEA, I recommend you read more about it: www.womentowomen.com/adrenal-health-2/dhea-and-adrenal-imbalance/

My next appointment is in about a month, in October. I will try to update my post and update on any other changes/improvements. I really hope I helped in some way. I will try to answer back any replys I get as soon as I am able to.

:-)

Scoutfx
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   Posted 7/12/2015 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
about 15 years ago I started getting hives at night, all over my body. I went to to the doctor, they ran many test with no answers and I was told to just take a antihistamine every day for life. I buy a lot of health/diet books and one day I was reading one of Dr Atkins books. So I'm skimming the this book cuz he's saying things I've heard before and I come across this one sentence. I can't remember it word for word but it was something like " you may want to take probiotics if u start to develop hives on this diet".

So I went out and got some probiotics and in 3 to 4 days my hives were gone! Fast forward to 7-1-15 and I start getting hives at night again. I take the probiotics and nothing changes 4 days later. Well now I search the web with no answers . I try other bands of probiotics with no luck, So now I need to figure out why the probiotics that worked before aren't working now.

The brand of probiotics that i used are buy Enzymatic Therapy probiotics pearls, 6 strains with 1 billion active probiotics. It says on the box that you do not have to refrigerate them, that's bullsh***! Some stores just do not have good air conditioners, if these probiotics get too warm (just guessing over 90 degrees) they start to turn brown, they should be an off white color, open the box in the store if you have to.

So I did find a store near me that refrigerated them and about 4 days later my hives were gone.

Take 2 pearls into the morning and 2 more 12 hours later (with or without food) use up the box then you can
take 1 a day as suggested on the box, if you still want to take them.

I could not find another brand of probiotics that worked. I've never hear anybody say this but flour products made my hives 10 times as bad, I'm taking about breaking out so bad my eye lids would puff up. So no cake or pasta for me for a while just to give my body a break.

The reason I chose the pearls in the beginning was because the pearls are suppose to survive the stomach acid and release in the gut. I don't know how they can survive your stomach acid and not a warm store shelve.

I hopes this helps someone, if you have any questions hit me up here or my A O L account (same name)

ANK2
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   Posted 3/7/2016 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everybody and thanks for sharing your hives stories. believe me, I totally understand your frustration and it's really stressful!

My first hives attack was back in Oct 2010, everybody said it is stress related... fast forward in May 2015 I got the second attack, of course stress was blamed too and lasted about 2 months, (the owner of the company deiced to move his business to Santa Barbara and my grandmother passed away the same month, as well as I was job hunting for new opportunities)

After that I was getting them on and off until around October 2015 I started taking Align Probiotics and it seems it helped a bit along with a diet to lose some extra weight.

The 3rd episode was on January 2016 and I'm still dealing with it AGAIN, Align Probiotics is not working anymore and I'm tired of Xyzal, Zyrtec, Benadryl, Claritin, Allegra, Singulair, Hydroxine... as well as Znatac (anti-acid) that works as H2 blocker and not to mention Prednisone... they all helped a little and didn't get rid of the hives.

I read every single word that y'all wrote, from stress, Sulfites, DHEA to mix H1/H2 anti-histamines but Scoutfx got my attention! I tend to get stomach acid reflux ALOT and been on Omeprazole (like Prilosec, Zegerid and Nexium) since 2008 when they found I had H. Pylori Bacteria in my stomach which was treated back then. I also did stool and breath test for H. Pylori and they came negative last month.

I've done a lot of allergy testing and they are not that significant according to my 2 allergist that I've seen.
But I know myself and I know my body, every time I eat any thing that contains flour I get acid reflux and in few hours to days I get hives. I have IGg allergies to Wheat (4.0), Coffee (4.8), Peanut (2.9), EGG York & white (2.5) and finally Banana's (13.2) all these are out of 2, so it's high. BUT I've been always eating Bananas my whole 31 years (I'm 32 years old now).

I'm avoiding wheat/flour products, and trying to go Gluten-Free, but it's really hard, most of Gluten-Free products are high in sugar and I don't want to like sweet.

Will try Scoutfx's suggestion and get Enzymatic Therapy probiotics pearls, 6 strains a try, but I don't know where to get the refrigerated ones I like in Torrance CA, any suggestion?

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Everything happens for a reason and I can't give up not finding the reason behind my hives!

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donutdude1
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   Posted 10/31/2016 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I woke up on New Years Day 2011 with hives and I've had them every night since. The reason they occur at night or whenever you calm down is that your normal adrenaline levels suppress the hives during activity or daytime. When your levels decrease, you present symptoms. I'm 56 now, so I have some theories as to why this happens to some. I've since been diagnosed with 13 food allergies. I am allergic to Beef, Chicken, Soy, Egg Whites, Cassein, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Corn, Rice, Apples, Oranges, Bananas and Chocolate. Up until 2011, I could eat anything that didn't eat me first. No problems really. Occasional IBS but nothing debilitating. Now, without 3 benedryl every night before bedtime, I would be in trouble.
My opinion is that the mercury in my fillings has been slowly being absorbed into my tissues and reached some toxicity over time. Who knows? I'm about to try some enzyme therapy to see if that could restore me to normal.

SleeplessInSeattle
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   Posted 4/1/2017 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,

First and foremost, I like to thank everyone who have shared their experience with this debilitating condition. It gave me hope realizing I wasn't alone with night hives. It gave me insight and vital information to help me combat my condition and I'm happily on my way back to normal life.

I have been suffering with night hives for about 6 months, with the last month being so terrible that I couldn't sleep due to the constant itching. I would get patches covering my entire arm, half of my torso. And quarter of my legs. When it started to patch up around my neck, it really caused great deal of stress. Not being able to identity my triggers just added to my frustration, and doctors only try to prescribe medication I didn't want to take for obvious side effects and long term damage.

During one of my sleepless nights around 3 am, I found this thread and took the advice of taking vitamin B-12. I went to the store immediately and purchased it and took one pill. 10 minutes later the itching stopped and I was finally able to sleep. Next day when I felt the hives coming on again, I took a pill and it stopped the hives. This may not work for everyone who may not be suffering from Vitamin B deficiency, but it worked for me.

footloose
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   Posted 6/28/2017 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Night hives. I have cleaned and searched for bed bugs and found none. Still I can't help but wonder why at night and tends to be limbs exposed. Dr said allergic reaction and I asked "To bed bugs?" I was a little tipsy from benedryl liquid and she blew me off. Gave me predisone that worked while I was taking it. Now it's coming back just not as bad yet. Will they prescribe predisone for another round?

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   Posted 10/25/2017 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Had hives that appear at night for almost 10 years now. Been to regular and natural doctors. Accidentally discovered that UVB tanning booths help me a lot. Zyrtec stopped working shortly after I started taking it. Allergy sublingual drops didn't help (maybe wrong allergens used), neither did glutathione or mega dose vit. A, C. Taking Calcium D-Glucarate for high estrogen. I'll try Kavinace and Enzymatic Therapy Probiotic Pearls as suggested here.
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