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sdouglassdouglas Posts: 22Member Posts: 22Member
About 6 years ago I got a bad case of chronic hives. I went through all of the testing, and the doctors found nothing. After about 5-6 months they disappeared and I didn't look back. Well, they are back now. I am not stressed, because that is the first thing everyone says. The part that Im confused about, it they do make you retain water. Anyone ever suffer from them.?
I feel like i'm not losing. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!

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  • sdouglassdouglas Posts: 22Member Posts: 22Member
    About 6 years ago I got a bad case of chronic hives. I went through all of the testing, and the doctors found nothing. After about 5-6 months they disappeared and I didn't look back. Well, they are back now. I am not stressed, because that is the first thing everyone says. The part that Im confused about, it they do make you retain water. Anyone ever suffer from them.?
    I feel like i'm not losing. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!
  • nannascotnannascot Posts: 48Member Member Posts: 48Member Member
    I do so sympathise, one of my daughters had Hives (urticaria) the specialist eventually diagnosed that it was an allergic reaction to her own hormones; it became worse every 4 weeks. She definitely retained fluid, at her worst she felt like a water filled balloon. Thankfully she is now free of it. Hope you have good medical help, take care.
  • sdouglassdouglas Posts: 22Member Posts: 22Member
  • RowanCRowanC Posts: 38Member Posts: 38Member
    Please read my thread on MCS.
    I had hives most of my childhood whenever exposed to DDT, old oil, and other farm chemicals.

    Your body doesn't release histamines to cause hives just because it's bored.
    Something is causing the reaction.

    You might start by cleaning the chemicals out of your house and your person.
  • Nich0leNich0le Posts: 2,906Member Member Posts: 2,906Member Member
    My daughter had hives frequently as a baby and toddler due to food allergies. She outgrew those food allergies and two years later started getting hives due to pollen allergies, she physically could not touch plants that had any type of pollen or she would break out. When her body adjusted to seasonal allergies she quit getting hives for about 5 years when we discovered some new food allergies.

    It could be something in your environment that is new to you at this point or an allergy that has finally come to the surface. You can develop allergies at any point in your life. You could go to an allergy specialist and have skin tests done, they will be the most likely doctor to find what the cause of the hives is rather than your usual family doctor. Once they find out what your allergies are you can choose options for treating, preventing or eliminating the allergies.
  • sdouglassdouglas Posts: 22Member Posts: 22Member
    Thank you for all of your feedback. I have a doctors appt. tonight- hopefully we will get to the bottom of this. I am also a teacher, and I work in an old building- I am starting to think that has alot to do with it too. Thanks again.
  • ohthatbambiohthatbambi Posts: 1,098Member Member Posts: 1,098Member Member
    My daughter gets hives and started taking singulair a couple years ago. Now she rarely gets them. She will have a random outbreak--seems like it is from red dye in candies and stuff. When that happens we just give her benedryl and they disappear quite fast.
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