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Briefly I had just over 6 weeks of daily urticaria in 2015. I was prescribed prednisolone on a tapered dose which had to be repeated a couple of times. I've no idea what caused it. At the time I kept a diary covering how I felt and what I took. Sometime last year I must have thrown it away!
A week ago it started again, I had angioedema as well which resulted in a hospital admission. I was given antihistamine and steroid by IV.
I've got a prescription for prednisolone, 6 a day for 5 days. Then I saw a gp who's given me more. Said 6 for 7 days then taper. I've decided to start tapering off now. But these are the only things that work. It's so bad in the night that I'm taking the steroids in the early hours. I have to spend the morning in bed. I'm ok for a few hours then get worse from late afternoon
So I'm going to start taking 2 cetirizine a day.
My question is when is best time to take antihistamine? Before bed and 12 hours later?
Does anyone have any experience of taking ranitidine, Zantac as well? I read about this overnight.
Sorry for long post. I just want to get this under control.
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