I have been suffering from Urticaria since 1996. The symptoms came out of the blue as, up to that point I had not suffered with any skin conditions.
I have been taking Fexofenadine since 1998, 1 in the morning, and 1 piriton at night. On the odd occasion I forget to take them I suffer terribly. Even taking the tablets daily, it would be a rare occasion if i managed to get through 1 whole day without itching somewhere.
The main sight are my waist, arms, legs, neck and on accesions around the torso area, never on the face.
I have seen a specialist who decided that I had a multi allergy to certain types of food, dust, and possibly chemicals. I think I also suffer when stressed.
Strangly enough whenever I go abroard, I never itch. I was in the Maldives, xmas 2004, and was caught up in the tsunami. I lost all my medication (along with most of my other belongings), and one would think that I was stressed?! We lived on pasta and boiled rice and water (minimal portions only for obvious reasons)for several days but I still did not suffer any itching (aside from a nasty mosquitoe bite).
i visited a therapist for allergies in 1997 when he seemed to think that I may be allergic to fibrolin, apparently found in dairy products, washing powders etc.
I continue to order my prescription every 2 months and probably will do into the forseeable future....
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