The beginning of angioedema. I felt it puffing up as I drove home from work. Horrible day, my entire body itches (including my face and chin). I’ve taken 3 Benadryl, one Allegra, one Zyrtec, one Claritin, a Zyzal and HistaBlock (homeopathic). Not all at once, of course. Maybe I’ll take 2 more Benadryl and go to bed. Tomorrow will be better.
MELINDA CARTER Do you have any apple cider vinegar?
THERESA KRAMER GABICA Yep. I drink it most days and I have tablets too.
MARY DEAN A medical journal article on Allegra used 180mg doses up to 4 pills a day. Are you using that dose? I hope you are better tomorrow.
THERESA KRAMER GABICA I was using Zyrtec, Zantac, Claritin and Zyzal because Allegra didn’t seem to help. After reading here, I took only Allegra and a couple Benadryl yesterday. Maybe Allegra doesn’t work for me.
AMEE LINNEY My gp wouldnt prescribe a higher dose of allegra for me!
TRACEY FRANCIS I’ve been told that antihistamines won’t really do anything for angiodema, which seems to be about right for me. Had to stop the Apple cider vinegar as its super high histamine and was actually causing angiodema and hives etc. has helped my symptoms but still have issues just not as severe mostly. Take care
AMEE LINNEY In my teens and twenties i would swell up.at the drop of a hat! Ive never had agiodema since thank goodness! I do feel for you…my lips and eyelids would swell right up…and then my hands and feet. My throat used to swell too but thankfully not quite enough to close my airway!
THERESA KRAMER GABICA Not sure if any of you saw my next post but my lips got MUCH worse the next day (Wednesday). Today (Friday), I woke up with both eyes swollen almost shut. I took 2 Benadryl and a Zyrtec and went to work anyway. (At least they know I’m not faking this.)