New to this group (oldtimer on DS).
On 9/16 an allergist diagnosed me with idiopathic hives caused by my RA. (Have had RA for about 40 years. I'm on Orencia and Methatrexate. Also have Sjogrens.)
I have never had hives before in my life. (I thought they were mosquito bites at first. Couldn't imagine why I was getting bitten cause it wasn't like I was taking walks in the woods.)
He put me on Zantac 2x day and Zyrtec at bedtime. I did ok for about 10 days, then started getting new hives. Called doc and he told me to add a Benadryl in the afternoon and one at night before bedtime. It makes me too sleepy though, so i am just taking the Benadryl at bedtime. (I still need to sleep 9-10+ hours!)
I have read that this - Z & Z - is a common tretament for hives. Is anyone her familiar with it?
My big question is - why didn't allergist even mention testing me to see what triggered it?
Secondary question - how long could this last and how long will I have to stay on all these meds, in addtion to my RA drugs??
I've read it could last years (chronic). ! ? ! ?
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