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Over the past 4 months, I have been suffering with unexplained hives

Posted by @dwead1 in Skin Health, Jul 16, 2011

Over the past 4 months, I have been suffering with unexplained hives (urticaria), mainly on my arms, neck, back and occasionally my legs. Shortly after the onset of the hives, my ankles and feet started swelling (edema). So far, my doctors have only addressed the symptoms and assume that it can be attributed to my hypothyroidism. My thyroid medicine has been increased and then decreased in an attempt to "hold off" the hives, however I am told that this may be something that "flares up" on occasion. No one has seemed to be very concerned about the edema. I am told to limit my salt intake (done) and asked if I am on my feet a lot at work (no). Other than that, they don't seem very interested in getting to the root of the problem and going any further. I was told I should see a dermatologist for my hives. (I thought it had to do with my thyroid?) After getting frustrated (not to mention swollen and itchy), I am changing doctors to see if I can get any answers. Has anyone else gone through this?

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