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Hello ladies. I was a frequent visitor on this board a year or so ago when I began to experience a million different symptoms that had my going out of my mind. It seems to all be perimenopause related and for the most part, my anxiety has simmered down and I tend to just chalk any random thing up to hormones now 😃 for better or worse. I do have a new question, though - does anyone experience a widespread hives-type rash that pops up every month, mid-way through your cycle? I first developed this rash in early October, thought (and doc agreed) that it was an allergic reaction to something, but no idea what. It went away after a short course of prednisone. I got my period 9 days later, but at the time, saw no connection. I did not get the rash in November, but it was a wonky month for me and my cycle was very long. Then, the rash came back on December 4th (2 months to the day it appeared in October). My doc had me see both a dermatologist and an allergist - neither of which could properly diagnose it. However this time, the derm told me to take Allegra instead of putting me on a steroid and it cleared up within 2 doses. My period came 9 days later. Incredibly, the rash showed up again yesterday (Jan 5th) and my period is due on the 14th. I'm beginning to think this is more than coincidence. The last 2 times the rash appeared, it was not itchy. This time, however, it is. I did take an Allegra yesterday and it seemed to stop the rash from spreading. I took another this morning and am hoping to see it begin to resolve. I plan on calling the allergist when the office opens, but also wanted to see if anyone here had experience something similar. Thanks!
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