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Hey there I am hoping someone can help me. I have had 4 episodes of hives since Jan. They have progressively gotten a bit worse. I have been to the ER, my PCP and most recently an allergist. They have ruled out autoimmune d/o through testing thank god, no celiac and I cannot pinpoint a trigger to these. I have been on steroids every bout of these. I am taking Zyrtec 2 in the am 2 in the pm, Ranitidine 150 twice a day, Singulair every night and Benadryl as needed. This round had disappeared completely by the time my steroid taper was done, as I was at work today my back started to bother me so I took 600 mg Ibuprofen and within 2.5-3 hours my face was tingling, eyes and lips swelled and the hives started on my neck. I went to the ER where I was given yet another Medrol dosing pack to take as well as my other meds. I randomly asked if I could taje Ibuprofen for the swelling and the doctor told me absolutely not, NSAIDS can exacerbate these hives and usually happens within 1-4 hours. Has anyone else EVER had this reaction. Looking back at the episodes I have had I probably had taken Ibuprofen unknowingly and hadn't mentioned this. Please tell me I am not alone. Thank you all so much.. I HATE THIS.
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