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June 2014 I woke to find what I thought were a couple of mosquito bites on my wrist, gradually spread during the day. Lasted a day or two and I went to GP who prescribed me fenofexadine ... These just made me break out head to toe! I was then given another anti histamine to try, again head to toe breakout lasting 36 hours so looks like I am now allergic to anti histamines
1st hospital appointment through Nov 2014 - junior prescribed me 3 month course fenofexadine despite me stating that I react. Didn't listen and insisted I take them. I tried, same reaction.
2nd appointment - April 2015 - actually saw a consultant who saw my reaction photographs, confirmed it looks likely that I'm allergic to the treatment and said he'd transfer me to his colleague who specialises in urticaria.
3rd appointment - June 2015 - saw consultant ( not the specialist!) who prescribed me with montelukast and said I'd have an appointment within 6 weeks to do a placebo test regarding the anti histamine - basically saying we don't believe you and think it's in your mind! Montelukast didn't do anything.
4th appointment - not until December 2015 so that 6 week period has turned in to a six month wait!
Now, apart from when I've taken the anti histamine which covers me in hives, my outbreaks have mostly been on my hands and wrists in the mornings, and where my knicker / bra line too tight or I scratch myself.
However October 2015 they've just got dramatically worse ... Typically whilst on holiday in South of France. Husband and I enjoy a bottle of wine for dinner and I wake the following morning to find the whole top half of my body - hands, arms, neck, chest covered in hives!! All calmed down by lunch time. Wasn't until the second night and another bottle of wine, waking to the same state that I realise ... Am I now unable to drink wine??? Is this what is making my outbreaks worse all of a sudden?
Why would this be? I've been able to drink why happily over the last year ... What's going on!
The only time in the last 15 months that I had a break was after my GP gave me a kenalog injection for my hayfever.
So fed up and tired of this ... Been 15months and I am still waiting for some help from the hospital ... They haven't actually done anything as yet and my
appointment in December is just
for them to give me an antihistamine so they can see for themselves!
How long do I have to wait ... It just seems to be getting worse!
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