Chronic Hives is one of the most debilitating and discouraging conditions anyone can have. Waking up day after day with continuous itching, soreness, and embarrassing redness and inflammation will gradually drain the life from you. You can’t get comfortable. Your concentration is shot. You never feel normal.
It’s true Idiopathic Urticaria (the medical term for Hives) isn’t usually fatal. But the non-stop itching and welts can leave you exhausted. You are unable to enjoy your favorite things. You suffer month after month and find you are losing hope of ever getting better.
That’s a very sad place for anyone to be. I know. I’ve been treating patients with chronic hives for 30 years.
You take medications that frequently don’t work. You go to extreme trouble to remove all the possible allergens in your life — from perfumes to favorite foods — You do confusing & inconclusive allergy testing, yet nothing improves your hives.
The same goes for Angioedema, those painful sores under the skin. Hives and Angioedema often go hand in hand for the 1-2 punch I wouldn’t want to wish on anyone.
It’s like your body is fighting an all out war with a dangerous intruder that doesn’t exist. Your doctor may be putting on a brave face, but the truth is many allergists and physicians are just as frustrated as you are (If they take your condition seriously…). They try every known cure, treatment, and medically accepted idea — yet NOTHING works!
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