Hey everyone I’m a newbie to the group. I was thankful to find a place where I could find info about this condition. it’s so frustrating and irritating and painful at times I’m sure u all can relate. I’ve been dealing with these hives and swelling everyday for about 2 months now every day getting progressively worse. The hives have over powered the Benadryl I’ve been taking daily. . thank God I have my 1st appointment in the morning. Hopefully some relief will come keep me in prayer and best of luck to u all
TERESA CASE KING Keep us posted Ke Diane. Hate those things.
MONA PEARSON I sure will… and so do I… they control so much of my life … Im just tired
TERESA CASE KING I so know what you are talking about. Have you ever went to the ER? I’ve had to when benedryl failed me I did get relief. Maybe for a little while next day they’d be back. It was a nice break tho.
MONA PEARSON Yeah I went to the ER once. I had an episode were it felt like my throat was closing up… they gave me some stronger Benadryl through the IV and prescribed me some epi pens. Thankfully I havenâ€™t had to use them. The iv meds calmed the hives for a day or so and they were right back
TERESA CASE KING I had those epi pens, for me they work. Felt flush and rapid heart beat. Didn’t last to long. I hope you get to feeling better. Talk to you tomorrow after doctor!
ANNA SAM RIVERA Benadryl never worked for my hives. Maybe try Zyrtec daily
MONA PEARSON Thatâ€™s what they gave me… hope it works
LISA MANARY Good luck at your appointment! I don’t find Benadryl very helpful. I usually take Cetirizine (Reactine)
MONA PEARSON Thanks… I feel like Iâ€™m finally getting some where
ROSE HECK BEISSEL When I first saw an allergist, he put me on Zyrtec and Pepsid (famotidine) once in morning and once at night. That did the trick for me but it lasted 2 years and they came back. Then I was put in xyzal and ranitidine, again once in morning and once once in evening. Thats still working for now