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Allergic to anti-histamine tablets so what can I do?
When this first started my GP immediately gave me Fenofexadine... Yet the hives just got worse and worse! Eventually I realised it was the anti-histamine tablets making them worse. I used to wake daily with hands / knees / wrists covered in hives... When I started taking the anti-histamines I would then become covered head to toe for at least 36 hours. Luckily I took photographs as the GP initially disregarded my idea of being allergic! I eventually got my appointment at the hospital and saw a junior junior, who, despite my protests, prescribed me that same anti histamines.
I knew what would happen when taking them so I took one, took photographs or the reaction and waited for my three month follow up appointment - this turned in to a 6 month follow up - NHS! I saw the consultant this time and told him of my reaction to which he said he'd never seen this before and I'm going to refer you to our urticaria specialist. 8 weeks later I saw a consultant, not the uticaria consultant although he did pop in! Anyway, they basically said it isn't anything that we can cure but if you really want us to look in to finding a treatment to help ease you then we can!
Honestly! They were really hoping that I would say no, don't worry about it!
They prescribed me montleukast but this had no effect.:: I am now waiting for my follow up appointment - should have received it by now but as usual I am going to have to chase them up!
So what happens next??
I think I've noticed that drinking white wine makes them worse ...
I suffer terribly from hayfever and thankfully my GP was happy to give me the Kenalog steroid shot which has cleared my hayfever symptoms, and strangely, my hives have calmed down a lot too! Shame they can't keep giving me that shot through.
I just feel as though the specialists at Norwich aren't at all interested ...
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