I was diagnosed with urticaria (and I think I could possibly have angeodema though waiting for next appointment to ask!?!?!) at the begininning of Dec '05 after being in hospital with suspected allergic reaction. Mine started with itching in my head and it was like having nits too, when I got up the next morning my hands were swollen and I felt itchy up my arms with a rash appearing on them that was like when I wear a metal watch or cheap jewellery!!!
Over the next day or so I was back and forth to the doctors and the A&E department as my face and tongue began to swell - at one point I looked like Sylvesta Syllone's Mum!!!!! I can joke now but it was really scary as I thought that I was going to choke on my tongue. It wasn't until I went to my own Drs (who also specialises in dermotology) when I was discharged that I was told that I had urticaria in my mouth, the consultant in the hospital said it was all in my mind - cheek!!!
Although he is not sure why it has flared up my dr thinks it may be due to the extreme emotional pressures I have been under for the past 12-18 months, I do not want to go into details here as some are quite personal but there has been A LOT going on at the same time esp in the past 3 months.
My Dr has perscribed Fexofenadine and Hydroxyzine. I also have aqueous cream with 2% menthol for the itching - this works wonders. Although I had a flare up at the New Year and became swelly again, all of this seems to have settled it a bit as I no longer have a rash or itchiness, though I do feel like my skin is too tight in my arms and legs along with it being painful especially if I have been active during the day and I sometimes get a burning sensation accross my back???
It is now mainly concentrated in my mouth, which feels like I have scalded it and it is really sore some times, along with this I feel like I have a lump at the back of my throat or need to clear it, and is a constant reminder that I have it.
I have just read about a spray that can be used in the mouth so I am going to ask my Dr about when I see him next. My only other concern is that it is more the urticaria in my mouth as I cant find any pictures of what it looks like on the tongue so I have nothing to compare mine with.
This is how I found this site!!!!
I have found it really helpful to read about other people's experiences as some of the symptoms are the same as mine, which is reassuring in an odd way!!!! It has prompted me to share my experience in the hope that it will help or reassure others.
If I find anymore info I'll post it here
keep smiling:lol:your not alone:roll:
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