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Almost 3 weeks ago, completely out of the blue, I spotted a hive on my neck. Just the one! After a few hours I started developing a more widespread red ‘heat-looking’ rash and didn’t look into it too much. The next day I was covered head to toe in itchy, burning hives. For the last few weeks I haven’t been able to sleep properly due to the horrendous itching everywhere from my scalp all the way down to my toes. I don’t think there’s a part of my body that hasn’t had hives or a rash!
In the first week I also had swelling round my eyelids. Things then progressed to me becoming very wheezy. I would get a burning red thumping rash round my mouth and would almost instantly be short of breath. I’m also radiating heat all over - particularly from my ears and I can’t step out in the sun for more than 2 mins without having a sudden burning rash and hives appear.
The rashes a mixture of classic welts, red streaks and patches of flat red blotches. It looked really gruesome at some point, almost like extremely inflamed acne.
Also my eyes are intermittently burning. I’ve cried (a lot!) and it’s like I’ve been chopping onions once there’s any flu
I’ve done a steroid burst, fexofenadine, ranitidine, montelukast and nothing is bringing me full relief. Stopped steroids after 11 days due to horrendous side effects.
I’m really not one for allergies at all, this is so unlike me! I have investigated all possible foods and triggers and I can’t see a pattern. I’m due to go for an allergy blood test tomorrow. All other blood work fine apart from slightly high mycoplasma titre but considered ‘normal’. Doctors have checked me over.
I’m terrified this is going to last forever things are worse since stopping the steroids... anyone else had anything similar?! My scalp is so incredibly itchy.
I have no sore throat, runny nose or any other ‘under the weather’ symptoms.
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