For the past two years I have had unexplained and sudden serious facial swelling. These have landed me in the ER three times and have occurred 6 times total. Each time I have been told: ace inibitors caused it, another blood pressure medication caused it...then no answers. I am very concerned. I was at work and had nothing but water to drink and no food for at least three hours and all of a sudden my lip started swelling. By the time I got to the hospital, I looked in the mirror and did not recognize myself. Before I did not have hives or itching of any sort. The night before this instance, I developed hives in my evening education class and took benedryl which made it go away. The next day at noon I developed hives and horrible swelling. I did a lot of research and heard of angioedema. Does anyone know of this? I have two of the symptoms listed: ibuprofin use and achohol use. Can anyone help me with this? No doctor seems to be able to so far and I cannot have this affecting me on my vacations and work hours anymore, plus it is horrible to go through!
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