My name is Megan and I'm 30 years old with one 2 year old daughter. I have posted about her just recently, but wanted to post about my current situation to see if anyone had some ideas. When I was in high school I noticed that I had white little patches on my hands. I wasn't sure what they were at the time. I found out when I was about 24 that it was vitiligo. It has spread over the years and has taken control of much of my skin. In 2005 I accidently locked myself out of our house and had to wait for 3 hours until my husband came home to let me in. I was currently attening an online program for radiation therapy and was very loaded down with school work. So, I'm guessing I was pretty stressed at the time. Well, the next morning after that I noticed two or three red itchy dots on my arm. I thought they were mosquito bites. However, they kept popping up every where. One morning I woke up and my eyes and lips were swollen. One of my friends had had hives before and told me that they looked like that. I went to an allergist early 2006 and was diagnosed with idopathic chronic uticaria. In July of 2006 I had a major gallbladder attack and had to have my gallbladder removed. The hives continued. I went to a dermatologist later in 2006 and he ran some lab work. My thyroid antibodies were thru the roof. TSH was normal. I was then diagnosed with Hasimoto's Thyroiditis. I continued to have hives on a daily basis and many of the days angioedema was present. In 2007 I visited a rheumatologist who did tons of labs. My C-Reative Protein was high. My ANA was positive 1:160 with a speckled pattern. I tested positive for EBV. All other lab was fine. The only time I had relief from my hives was when I was pregnant with my daughter. So far, it has been 5 years with hives. I have them right now. When i get flare ups they are almost impossible to live with. My daughter now has an appointment next week with a ped. rheum. because she has been c/o right knee pain and her ANA was positive 1:160 speckled and SED rate was high.
I'm sorry this is sooooo long. But, I just wanted to get everything out and let people see what they think. Any response would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
I also wanted to add that I have since been diagnosed with autoimmune uticaria. I have also been to Mayo Clinic about this and the only thing else they found abnormal was I was excreeting huge amounts of beta prostaglandin's in my urine.
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