- CASE FILE
I have been suffering from chronic hives for 11 years as well as random joint inflamation that can make me unable to move.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I had surgery on my back 11 years ago because of a broken disc. Almost immediately after the surgery a rash formed around the incision and what looked like a heat rash appeared on my chest. Two weeks after the surgery i started breaking out in hives. The hives have lasted 11 years. The size of the hives changes. They start out very small and grow. I have been put on every allergy medication, methotrexate, steriods, xolair etc. Nothing fully helps. The steriods give some relief to the itching. I think that is the worst part. Always being itchy. The joint issues started about 6 years ago and have gotten worse over time. There is no warning to when they might swell and stiffen up. I have seen so many doctors and nobody can give me an answer. I even had one doctor tell me (as she was looking at my hives) that it was in my head. I am beyond frustrated and really don t know where to turn at this point. This is affecting my quality of life and the time I can spend doing things with my family.