- CASE FILE
I suffer from chronic hives for over a year. Not only do I get hives all over my body but I also experience swelling.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I have been to many doctors and been tested for many issues. No cause has been found. I have been tested for autoimmune diseases, blood tests, heredity tests, CT scan of my stomach, pelvis, and chest. Currently I take many antihistamines, steroids, and get Xolair shots. At times these medications can keep the hives at bay but I have major flair ups all the time. There are also nights that I can't sleep due to itching which will burn as well. I have been to the emergency room three times for my throat closing. I feel like the hives are winning. I would like to be off steroids as I am worried about the side effects.