- CASE FILE
Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria & Angiodema - Hives and/or swelling that comes & goes with no known reason! Lasts for months or yrs !
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
2000 - Broke out in hives, lasted 1 1/2 - 2 years.
All tests came back negative for autoimmune ( lupus, RA, Thyroid ) and allergies ( foods, dyes etc )
Late 2001 - became pregnant with my son and hives disappaered.
Mid 2003 - bacame pregnant with my daughter hives reappeared for approx a month and went away
2003 -2018 - HIVE FREE
Aug 2018 - On cruise with my husband - thought i had a bug bite - HIVES started again - Stayed until OCT 2019
Had a cold at the time and was told this could be a trigger
MAR 2019 - noticed a few hives starting again - 3 days later was in ER for abdominal pain. DX'd with diverticulitis.
Given cipro/flagyl and sent home. Hives worsended but didnt attribute to meds. Took 2nd dose of Cipro/ Flagyl - hives worsened within a half an hour, ears swelled
Went to ER - treated for an allergic reaction - 60 mg Prednisone, benadryl and pepcid - Sent home.
Discontinued cipro/flagyl , hives continued.
Put on omnicef along with Zyrtec and pepcid- hives still persisted,
April 15 had a extreme falr up of hives - swelling of eyes, head to toe flare -derm said worst she had ever
Put on prednisone taper. Hives calmed a bit but came back after taper over but not as extreme
Added singulair to regimen and switched to claritan
Pred taper ended 4/29 and started regimen of Allegra since claritan didn't seem to be working
5/3 ANOTHER BOUT of Diverticulitis - Dr thinks 1st attack never fully cleared bc of improper antibiotics
Put on augmentin, and continued with allegra and singular
Hive began to calm down to a tolerable amount
Jun 22 - hive and swelling of ankles
Jun 23 - hives and eye swelling
Hives increased from that point,
Went upstate 6/29 - Hives so bad by 7/2 had to began another prednisone taper
STEROIDS ARE NOT GOOD FOR SOMEONE WITH DIVERTICULOSIS -
Hives calemd but came back and worsend. Seem to flare around my period.
STill have hives now.