I was diagnosed with chronic urticaria angioedema in July 2007, being told my condition is autoimmune and idiopathic. I have been experiencing the following symptoms, beginning in May 2003: raised and itching rash on upper arms; unexplained bruising on abdomen (dark purple, red and blue which lasts about a week); unexplained dark, ink-like spots on backs of knees and on calfs, usually lasts 5 to 7 days. Swelling of tongue, lips, hands, feet, scrotum. During swelling, I have experienced severe itching of hands and feet. I was diagnosed with diabetes and borderline high blood pressure at the beginning of 2007. I am taking hydroxyzine for the urticaria angioedema. I sometimes take Benedryl or Allegra to try to relieve some of the symptoms. I am also taking medicine for the diabetes and high blood pressure. From July 23 through August 6, the itching and swelling were so severe and moving from place to place on my body, that I was unable to work. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who may have experienced or may be going through similar symptoms. I am 52, male, African American. Thank you.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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