I have had hives for the last 7 months, and have been told it goes along with a hypoactive thyroid gland by one doctor, and then told by a endocrinologist that my thyroid insufficiency has nothing to do with chronic hives. I found this forum after reading the Cholinergic Urticaria book.
The problem is, the author states cholinergic urticaria is tiny pin prick sized welts that can grow as big as a pencil eraser head. My hives are giant and spread across my neck and chest and up my jaw to my face.
The doctor told me to take Zyrtec, Zantac, and selenium every 12 hours. This is the formula for thyroiditis but does nothing to get rid of the hives. Anybody else having this trouble?
Help, I’m scratching myself to death (and no I don’t sweat). Should I try to find a different doctor that specializes in allergies?