Been getting hives since Sept 2012 that's when my tongue was swollen after waking up. Was told that it was my BP med Lisinopril..don't take it anymore. Still getting hives on my hands,back of head,lips,chin,roof of mouth,shoulders and waist!!! Every joint in my body hurts. I can't cross my legs and stretch them out with out pain. I'm so scared my throat will swell while sleeping. I haven't changed any detergent,no new meds I'm just miserable. Today I will no longer take any of my meds bc they all have warnings if hives occur on face STOP TAKiNG......someone please help me. I live on Benadryl
Following my comments is some information regarding the causes of Urticaria (Hives), taken from Goldman’s Cecil Textbook of Medicine. As you can see, there are numerous causes and, in addition, in many instances the cause is never found. I am concerned by your statement that, “Every joint in my body hurts.” This additional factor suggests that the urticaria might not be a primary occurrence but rather a manifestation of a group of diseases categorized as multi-system diseases, for example one called Serum Sickness..
Given this, I suggest that you and your doctor consider requesting a second opinion from a Rheumatologist, a group of consultants that specialize in diseases that present with aching and or swollen joints.
TABLE 448-1 -- Common Causes of Urticaria
URTICARIA MAY BE ACCOMPANIED BY ANGIOEDEMA AND ANAPHYLAXIS
Blood products: red cells, platelets, gamma globulin
Antibiotics: penicillins, cephalosporins, sulfonamides, isoniazid
Aspirin: salicylates, benzoates, phenylbutazone
Chemotherapy: doxorubicin, daunorubicin, L-asparaginase, chlorambucil, cyclophosphamide, melphalan, methotrexate, nitrogen mustard, procarbazine
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Radiocontrast dyes, iodine
Urticaria is common worldwide in persons of all ages, although certain types of urticaria have a predilection for certain age groups. For example, acute urticaria is often seen in children with atopic dermatitis, whereas chronic urticaria peaks in the fourth decade.
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