My name is Becky, I am 17 years old, and for the past four years, I have been suffering from sudden and unexplained attacks.
-First i develop hives, which cover every inch of my body, each hive is about the size of a grape fruit...until they merge into one large one. My skin becomes swollen and very tender.
-Right before, or during the hives I become very dizzy. I Can't bare to stand, or walk. I have also fainted a multitude of times.
-I'm over some with horrible nausea and vomiting, and shaking.
These attacks occur from as few a once a month, to a few a week. I have been to every doctor, they have all been testing me for nothing but Allergies, and putting me on antihistamines. In four years, they have had no effect.
On a recent trip to the hospital, my doctor checked me out. And said he had no doubt that what i was having was some sort of Auto-immune problem, and not an allergic reaction. He suggested I see a rhumeotologist.
Does anyone think this could be possible Lupus?
I would be thankful for any help you could offer me.