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chronic hives

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  • Posted By: omyomy
  • March 22, 2008
  • 06:11 PM

I can relate to so many of your stories. I had hives for nearly 2 years (and took lots of meds including prednisone) in my early 20's. I got a second oppinion from an allergist and he talked about hormonal changes, pregnant, new teeth, etc. I was due to get my top wisdom teeth removed so I made an appt. ASAP. I immediatly stopped breaking out. 15 years later started breaking out again. I went and had the bottom wisdom teeth removed and again stopped breaking out. Now 8 years later I am breaking out and no more teeth to pull. I have a cavity that needs to be filled and when I floss it feels like I have an exposed nerve. I moved up my appt to have the tooth fixed, so all I can do is wait and see for now. I did have my hair dyed recently and will look into the timing of that and when I first broke out. If the timing is close than I will check ingrediants as I am also allergic to sulfer. I will keep you all informed. I plan to talk to my allergist about mastocytosis, h-pylori (was in Mexico in July 2007), and have many blood tests I want checked Another interesting thing I cam accross was low dose intravenous gammaglobulin therapy. The study found all symptoms reversed after treatment. The study also said that all patients tested positive on an AST test (which I will also ask to have done). Also, since I have hypothyroidism, I plan to be tested for thyroid autoantibodies. I went to several NAST visits with a DC recommended from their website. I had a very uneasy feeling about the whole thing. They first tried to balence all the points of my body. Then when he came back ( I had to rest for awhile), he seemed kind of puzzled because I didn't seemed balanced and then he said let see, had me put my arm up and then said OK good, you are balanced now. Then he tested 2 things each of the next 2 times I went, all of which came back negative. He said it was standard to have 15 treatments but sometimes more. It all seemed fishy and 250+ dollars later, I saw no benefit. I saw a homeopath who told me not to eat cow dairy, corn, sugar, fruit, caffine, alcohol, and soy. I stayed off all foods and still broke out and worse than before. To make matters worse, I went out of town (from So. CA and went to NYNY) and didn't break out while I was there. That makes me wonder if must be something environmental. My sister in law lives in the same city that I do and is going out of town this week. I am going to stay in her house to see if it is something in my house I am allergic to. Wish me luck. I do want to thank everyone for their posts as it has been so insightful.

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