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I am hoping someone can help. I've been doing some research, and thankfully, I am quite glad I am not the only one with this condition! My family and friends don't understand the stress and pain that urticaria causes. I am 23 years old, living in Scotland. I was intially first diagnosed in April 2016. I have had facial swelling causing me to attend out of hours appt's and A&E. I have been on 7 prescriptions of prednisolone. I have visited dermatology (second follow up appt in Sept) and given fexofenadine which made no difference. I have tried every other antihistimene under the sun to no avail. I did notice Benadryll make a difference in the beginning however this soon stopped.
I was drinking around 5 pints of water a day, which started making a difference, however also now not helping any.
I am completely at my wits end. I feel down, ashamed and embarrased. I was diagnosed yesterday with an under active thyroid, and have been given 50mg of levothyroxine. I have to continue on this for 2 months before getting another blood test to possibly up my dose. With being on day 2, I guess I was hoping I would see a difference straight away but still have extremely itchy skin and still covered in red and painful hives.
After looking at forum after forum after forum, one thing that seems to be helping alot of people is alkaline drops. How many alkaline drops to you put in a glass of water? and how long does it take for this to have an effect? I am prepared to do this diet every day for the rest of my life if it means no longer having urticaria!!!
Any assistance is helpful.
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