I have had what we now know is chronic idiopathic urticaria for 19 months. Every time it seems to be under control and I wean off a couple of my meds, it comes back. I currently take the following daily: 2 Zyrtec, 1 Allegra, 2 Ranitidine (Zantac), and 50 to 75 mg of Atarax depending on degree of itch. I haven’t gotten past weaning off below 4 pills a day before it comes back. I just started Xolair and am very hopeful that I am one of those that it helps.
I know that NSAIDs are a trigger for me, and just had rotator cuff surgery that necessitated taking pain meds and Ibuprofen. Needless to say, even taking Prednisone that week I still had a breakout. Fortunately, it hasn’t worsened and I stopped the pain meds as soon as I possibly could.
My attitude and outlook about having CIU has changed after reading other people’s stories and watching numerous YouTube videos about it. Things could always be worse and even if there’s no cure now, maybe there will be one day. Until then I will keep my icepacks handy for soothing relief and stay on my antihistamines. And I will let you know how the Xolair works. Fingers crossed!
Hi Everyone! It's almost 4 am here, and I woke up yet again in another break out in Hives. I've been suffering from daily hives since December. There is no ryhme or reason to them. I cut out foods, medications, I've tried detoxes, etc. I've moved towards a more plant based diet. Nothing seems to work and the only relief I get is from Allegra and Benedryl. I've been scrolling through and am...
In the last 20+ years (since August 1991) I had hives off all kinds of intensity and in the last 10 years or so I don't remember a day when I didn't have any on my skin.I have done so many things: diets, cleansings, replaced fillings in my teeth. I don't know you name it, I have probably done it.I want to make a long story short. My friend told me about Silicea Gastro-Interstinal Gel Direct. I...