Hello! Well, it started out about 2 1/2 - 3 weeks ago. I started waking up with white bumps all over my stomach. The bumps were itchy, and as days went on, they seem to spread to my legs and arms. So, I did some "googling" and found out that I have hives and that they're caused from an allergic reaction. I started taking Zertec just before bed, and it only helped if I took two of them at once.
They only seemed to come at night so I washed all my sheets, at the time I didn't realize I could be allergic to my detergent (although I used Tide for years) and sprayed down my house with allergen reducer. However, the hives never seemed to go away, and before I knew it, there was a bright red blotchy rash accompanying my hives... but this rash would stay on all day long as where the hives would only last a few hours. The rash was now spreading to my neck and face.
So finally, I went to the doctor and he ended up interrogating me on what I eat, where I sleep, if I bought anything new, etc. He gave me a shot of Cordizone along with some more Zertec and Clarition that I'm taking once each daily. Also an inhaler, because I'm slightly wheezy sometimes.
So I woke up the next day to my face, neck, arms, stomach and legs being even worse the night before! I thought for sure the shot of Cordizone would of worked?! A lady at work told me it might take a while, but this morning when I woke up it was so bad my lips were puffed up, and one of my eyes looked like it had a sty! I have to call work and say I'll be late just because I can't been seen in public. It's terrible!! Has anybody have this happen to them before, and what in the world should I do?!
I've included some (bad) pictures of myself so you can get the idea.
Thank you all!