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well i dont really know where to start. about 6 months ago it all started when i was at work and my ankles and hands suddenly was really itchy. at first there was nothing there and i thought it must of just been a bite from something so i took some antihistimines hoping it would stop, unfortunatly it didnt stop and it got worse spreading to my legs and then i noticed i had a red rash appearing where i was itchy.. this stayed this way for a few days when then one day i woke up covered in whelts and they was uncontrolably itchy i just didnt know what to do.. i spoke to my mum who told me i looked like i was having a break out of urticaria and she had this for 3 years and i remember the stress she went through trying to stop it. eventually i saw my doctor who confirmed i had urticaria and i have been back and forth so many times since this being put on all kinds of antihistimines which non of them did anything. i ended up A&E one evening as my chest was red raw and spreading up over my face and neck and i just wanted to scratch my skin off it was horrible. they put me on steriods for a week 8 a day 40mg and this cleared it up within 24/48 hours and it was such a relief. unfortunatly 2 days after coming off them i broke out in hives again and this time it come with angiodema and my lip was swollen it looked like i had a dodgy lip filler. this made me very upset and i was getting so stressed as it had been a good 3/4 months at this point. my doctor put me back on steriods for a 7 week course aswell as antihistines and again it cleared up and i felt great apart from then side affects started to happen from them and i was getting a moon face gaining weight, hungry all the time dizzy. i did this 7 week course 3 times then i wanted to stop as the side affects was getting worse and in this time i had already gained a stone in weight. my docs have refered me to a dermetoliagist back in the febuary and i have to wait 6 months to be seen. i am now currently on 5 different antihisimines and a different steriod x1 a day which is doing nothing i am still breaking out loads in hives and its everywhere, its now effecting my life as much as im trying to not let it unless you have dealt with it yourself its so hard to explain to anyone how it makes you feel.. not only that they dont exactly look nice and doesnt help your stress levels as much as you try to stay calm...
has anybody had this thereself and found anything that works or has seen a dermetolagist and will they give me something that will work.. my doc said they might have to put me on immune tablets but untill my allergy and blood tests they dont know. my doctors words was well your a medical mystery usually antihistimines work but its not on you and they dont know what to do with me.. this doesnt give me much hope in it clearing 😕 i am at the point i will try anything now! 😦
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