I’ve had chronic hives every day for the past 4 months. I’ve been admitted to hospital once and had 5 courses of the horrible prednisone.
I’ve seen an allergist who has me on a daily regimen of Allegra, Zyrtec, Atarax, Singulair, Doxepin and Pepcid. Despite this I have massive hives all over my legs, arms and part of my torso. Worse of all it now on my face.
I’ve had 25 blood tests, including the full auto immune screening, CBC, comprehensive metabolic panel. You name it – we’ve tested for it.
I’m the president of a company and also work in a sales facing role.
This awful affliction is making it impossible for me to do my job. None of the antihistamines work. The pred works but I’m terrified of taking more of it. I’ve had a shot of Xolair and the hives were back in 3 days. I’m taking vitamin d a vitamin b stress complex.
I feel like I’ve exhausted all avenues. Does anyone have any other suggestions? I’m so sick of this. I used to be so active – marathon runner and international traveler for work. Now I’m mostly stuck in my house.