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I'm totally covered in hives! I was up all night, itching like crazy.<br><br>
they're on my eyes, my head, my legs, arms, everywhere...<br><br>
I don't need to be worried about them, though, right? Need to call my OB? (I was just there!)<br><br>
wish I knew why I had them though...I've never had hives like this before and my skin isn't usually sensitive to stuff. weird.
 

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Were you stung by a bee or another insect? Did you eat something you might be allergic to? I would definately call a dr if I was covered in hives. Did you try benadryl to get rid of them?
 

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I've been trying like heck to figure out why I have them! literally nothing changed, nothing. no new foods, soaps, etc. nada. didn't get bitten that I know of.<br><br>
ended up going to the dr. this morning and she sort of gasped when she saw me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
Took a claritin 'cause it was all we had, and it took them down a notch for about 6 hours, so I'll just keep taking that 'cause benadryl makes me feel lousy. Might do benadryl for bedtime though - my kids BOTH slept through the night last night (and lemme tell you, neither of them ever do) but I was up all night with the itching. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">
 

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Did your doctor have any idea what caused your hives?<br><br>
I started developing hives on my legs a few days ago. They coincided with these awful spider bites (I think), and a lot of walking around in the heat. So I'm not sure if either one of those were triggers. They're not itchy, either...just unattractive. I haven't called the birth center yet b/c they seem to clear up within 24 hours. It just sucks that I'm getting these and it's not winter! It's hard to cover up hives when it's hot out and you want to wear as little as possible. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">
 

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Unfortunately I'm no stranger to hives. About two years ago I had a girlfriend who started to randomly get hives. She couldn't trace it to anythings. She saw an Allergist, her regular dr. and a naturopath. In the end she decided that it might have an overgrowth of yeast (I'm not sure Candiditis or something of the sort). She self diagnosed by some symptoms she had the hives being one and the fact that she'd managed to get thrush 4 times in 1 yr. Anyhow she did some kind of strict no sugar diet which helped but she's not sure if that was it or not. She hasn't had them in over a year now. Me on the other hand, I always thought that her hive situation was so weird and then last year I started with the same thing. Just random hives. I have no allergies and nothing seems to triger them. There is no rythm or reason to why I get them. I don't get them everyday, maybe once a week or maybe every day of the week. It's always different and it's been going on for just over a year. I've done some reading on it and it seems that you can get such a thing as random hives without explanation and that all you can do it to take an allergy/benedryl to relieve them and that one day they will just go away and you'll never get them again.<br><br>
I haven't seemed to be getting them quite as much since I've been pregnant. I haven't been taking anything for it since though so they are a little more bothersome when I am getting them. I told my midwife and she wasn't worried about it at all. In fact she said that she had the same weird thing happen to her about 5 years ago. Said they just came on for no apparent reason and she had it happen for a year or so,but one day it stopped and they haven't come back.<br><br>
It's seriously the weirdest thing. I think I might rather have an allergy. At least then you know why and how to stop it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Unfortunately I'm no stranger to hives. About two years ago I had a girlfriend who started to randomly get hives. She couldn't trace it to anythings. She saw an Allergist, her regular dr. and a naturopath. In the end she decided that it might have an overgrowth of yeast (I'm not sure Candiditis or something of the sort). She self diagnosed by some symptoms she had the hives being one and the fact that she'd managed to get thrush 4 times in 1 yr. Anyhow she did some kind of strict no sugar diet which helped but she's not sure if that was it or not. She hasn't had them in over a year now. Me on the other hand, I always thought that her hive situation was so weird and then last year I started with the same thing. Just random hives. I have no allergies and nothing seems to triger them. There is no rythm or reason to why I get them. I don't get them everyday, maybe once a week or maybe every day of the week. It's always different and it's been going on for just over a year. I've done some reading on it and it seems that you can get such a thing as random hives without explanation and that all you can do it to take an allergy/benedryl to relieve them and that one day they will just go away and you'll never get them again.<br><br>
I haven't seemed to be getting them quite as much since I've been pregnant. I haven't been taking anything for it since though so they are a little more bothersome when I am getting them. I told my midwife and she wasn't worried about it at all. In fact she said that she had the same weird thing happen to her about 5 years ago. Said they just came on for no apparent reason and she had it happen for a year or so,but one day it stopped and they haven't come back.<br><br>
It's seriously the weirdest thing. I think I might rather have an allergy. At least then you know why and how to stop it.</div>
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I started getting anaphaylatic type reactions 3 years ago and finally stumbled upon this: <a href="http://urticaria.thunderworksinc.com/pages/lowhistamine.htm" target="_blank">http://urticaria.thunderworksinc.com...whistamine.htm</a> This is a website about chronic hives but it relates to my condition as well. It is basically histamine intolerance. I also have salicylate intolerance.
 
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