I have recently (the last month) started breaking out in hives. I have also been experiencing very painful heartburn, sometimes at the same time I break out in hives. These always occur at night only, which is the weirdest part. Ive gotten heartburn during the day before of course, but my hives always happen at night, late at night to be exactly (always after 12am in the morning). I might also add that the hives I get only appear on my neck, head and face. And sometimes the hives show up in the same exact places (behind my ears, one on my temple always comes back and another above my eyebrow, the others appear all beneath my hair and around other areas on my face)
I have also been feeling very fatigued throughout the day. No matter how much sleep I have had, I still seem to feel tired all the time, especially after eating. At night however I run into the issue of not being able to sleep. I become restless, I flip and turn and can't seem to get comfortable, it especially doesn't help when I break out in itchy hives.
I also experience frequent headaches, however these have gone on way before the hives started to appear. Ive had headaches that start at night and go on into the morning, sometimes I'll get headaches days in a row. For example I had one early today, it went away probably thanks to taking medication but now as I type I have one yet again. Sometimes it not even really a headache, it feels more like my heads heavy and foggy, if that makes sense. Like I just can't grasp anything completely, can't concentrate. But I do get headaches often, too often compared to others.
Also tonight, the reason why I have become worried is instead of my usual bout of hives, this time the inside of my mouth (right side near my lips) swelled and formed a big squishy ball like thing. The outside of my mouth in response swelled noticeably, my bottom lip was fairly larger too. This is the first time this has ever happened to me. As I type now after taking some benedryll the swelling has reduced some on the right side but the left side has also swelled some but not as badly. The whole bottom portion of my mouth is slightly swollen.
Other symptoms, I seem to be forgetful (forgot to pay my power bill this month after being on time for 5 months straight) and I also get pretty irritable. Im usually pretty tame and reasonable but lately if feels like the littlest things can set me off, which has never been me.
A few suggestions from people I know have offered ideas such as a thyroid dysfunction, food allergy, h pylori or something amiss with my lymph nodes. Reading up these symptoms match a fairly good deal of possiblilies which is why I have taken to writing this here. I have to pay out of pocket to visit a doctor (no medical insurance) and if I have to go back and forth taking every test known to man I will become flat out broke. I'd like to at least try (with your help maybe) to narrow down what might be causing all of this stress on my body. I am getting fairly worried now, these symptoms are really starting to take a toll on my everyday life.