Im going to keep this brief, and without going too much into my personal life. I have been searching for an answer to my hives for over 10 years. I have tried all the medicines (steroids, antidepressants, antihistamines), all the diets, all the blood tests. I also had dozens of doctors that could never pinpoint why I was getting hives, why I was tired, why I was feeling anxious… why any number of things were wrong with my body. Everyone was puzzled I was frustrated, but you name it, I had tried it.
Two months ago I found a new doctor that noticed my family history of thyroid disease… I have always regularly had my thyroid levels tested because of this, so I have known that I am within the clynical/normal levels. But because of my insistent complaints my about hives she sent me to an expert.
The endocrinologist that I saw decided ‘on a whim’ to put me on a low dose of thyroid replacement therapy. And I LOVE him for it. The worst episodes of my hives went away IMEDIATLEY. I still get one or two itchy bump every once in a while… but no more burning prickly needles when I get out of the shower, or walk my dog, or give a presentation at school. It has been confirmed with a simple thyroid antibody blood test that my hives did have a cause, and that they can be treated.
If you would like to read up more on the symptoms of Hashimotos below is a link to the Mayo clinics site, but please talk to your doctor if you think it may be the cause of your hives! It can be treated with medication, and helped with diet.
Good luck everyone!