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Chronic Hives - 6 years

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  • Posted By: Sunset1984
  • May 8, 2007
  • 11:03 PM

I've had this soul destroying condition for 6 years now.

I used to take antihistamine everyday for 5 years as living without them at the time was impossible. Untill one day, when i decided (for the 10th time) that i will not take anymore, to see how my body would react after days of being attacked by itself with no medication.

To say it was ***l wouldn't be enough. But after two solid weeks of torture and no sleep, the itching started to slowly subside. It has since reduced to about 25% of what it was but it is still here and still making life uncomftable.

I've had food allergy tests, HIV, thyroid tests and havn't seen a dermatologist for years. They only thing they ever offered me was some 'soothing' aqueous cream which of course does nothing to get to the root of the problem aswell as countless batches of antihistamine which i will never touch again.

So my question is this..Does anybody have any ideas as to how i can go about investigating this futher? ie types of blood tests, skin tests or any other tests that could help in uncovering this? My GP says that my white cell count is a little low, if that's relevent.

Any feedback appreciated.

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  • wow!!sounds like me,I have had several meds given to me.did you get an allergy test,I am allergic to over 72 different things!
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  • Dear Chronic Hives,My husband had the same thing for years...poor guy. I have been researching "Acid and Alkaline foods", a suggestion from our chiropractor. We have changed hubby's diet to more Alkaline Foods and watch out for "Acid" type foods. 80% Alkaline and 20% Acid is best. If the body is out of balance for example too Acidic...then the body starts to react by trying to get you to listen. HIVES!!Well so far my hubby has stopped itching! Just Google "Acidic and Alkaline Foods"...I think you will be amazed at what you find. Too much Acid in the body also feeds Cancer, heart disease...you name it "Acid Foods" screw with the our bodies natural balance! Hope this gets you on the road to better health and no more itching! Good Luck!
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  • Sunset...I thought I had hives too...it appears I had Facial and upper body flushing....all blood vessels dilate at once, face gets red, get lightheaded...PLEASE visit www.ahummingbirdsguide.com you may have only 1 symptom or 100...you can still have this hundreds on this site with crazy symptoms...look where I've posted...you'll see the pattern Be Well and Godspeed..................mommy cat
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  • Sunset,I have had repeated sinusitis and allergy symptoms, went to an allergist and they concluded I wasn't allergic to ANYTHING!:mad: Had the patch tests done, on the back and the more sensative one on the arms... I had a rather low opinion of allergy "specialists" until I found NAET. NAET is Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique, and is the ONLY treatment I am aware of that can pinpoint an allergy and clear it from your system in a noninvasive way. I have been taking these treatments for several months, and it has changed my life. I haven't suffered from hives, but I strongly believe it is allergy related. Please look into NAET - it is revolutionary. I suffered from adult onset asthma, and haven't used my inhaler since starting with NAET. Find out more by visiting www.naet.com Best wishesDOM
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