i have been suffering from chronic urticaria since septe...

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i have been suffering from chronic urticaria since september 2006. I suffer from weals all over my body,except soles and palms and my face,thank god.I have been to gp today,yet again and she prescribed vallergan(trimeprazine tartrate)tablets 3 x 10 mg daily.too soon to see any benefit yet but i live in hope.It makes me very miserable and as so many of you rightly said,only another sufferer really knows what is like.I also use balneum plus cream which i find does relieve the itching a bit.i am now going to look up low salicylate diets on the web now as so many of you seem to find that helps.

i wish you all good luck and hope we are free of this distressing condition very soon

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    THOUGHT I'D JUST UPDATE YOU ON MY PROGRESS.THE LAST POST I WROTE A FEW DAYS SAID THAT I HAD NEVER HAD CU ON MY FACE,I SPOKE TO SOON!

    YESTERDAY I HAD TO VISIT MY LOCAL OUT OF HOURS GP SERVICE BECAUSE OF MY SWOLLEN LIPS AND EYELIDS.THEY PRESCRIBED PREDNISOLONE 5 X 15 MG(THIS WAS AT ABOUT 3PM YESTERDAY AFTERNOON).BY 9PM LAST NIGHT ALL MY CU WAS GONE,I DONT MEAN BETTER OR REDUCED I MEAN TOTALLY GONE!I HAVENT HAD ANY SINCE YESTERDAY.NOW,I KNOW THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A MIRACLE CURE AND THE RELIEF MAY BE ONLY TEMPORARY BUT THE POINT OF ME WRITING THIS POST IS THIS:MY GP WOULDNT PRESCRIBE STEROIDS AS SHE SAID THEY WERE A "LAST RESORT".I HAVE SUFFERED A LOT IN THE PAST 5 MONTHS IF I HAD ONLY KNOWN THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW I WOLD HAVE DEMANDED STEROIDS A LONG TIME AGO.SO MY ADVICE IS THIS-IF YOU HAVE BEEN SUFFERING FOR A WHILE AND YOUR GP WONT PRESCRIBE STEROIDS,NAG THEM.I KNOW THAT IT MAY NOT WORK FOR YOU,AS IT HASNT DONE FOR LOTS OF PEOPLE ON THIS WEBSITE,BUT IT MAY WORK FOR YOU AS IT HAS DONE FOR ME-EVEN THOUGH IT MAY BE TEMPORARY.I FEELA DIFFERENT PERSON SINCE LAST NIGHT.:cheers:

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    I have similar systoms. I take 60 to 180 mg of allega (fexofenadine sp?) a day. It keeps it somewhat under control. But I have had a break through today -- severely swollen lips. So I am looking for more information on the Internet today.

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    How are you now has the steriods staved off the CU?

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    I've only ever taken steroids twice in the 6 years I've had CU and those were for special occasions. I don't particularly like the thought of using steroids with any regularity as the side effects can be unpleasant! The steroid treatment cleared up my urticaria completely, however my symptoms reappeared not long after coming off them.

    Great short term fix... not recommended long-term.

    Zx

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