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Hives caused by....?
« on: April 06, 2014, 03:22:33 PM »
Last winter, I'd say around December, I began breaking out in hives at night. They only appeared between 8 PM and 2 AM. No matter what I did - changing soap, using lotion, staying cool, etc - I always broke out. There were no other symptoms so I didn't go to the doctor.

A month or two later I went to the ER for unrelated reasons. I apparently had a UTI, though that wasn't related to me going to the ER. I had no symptoms of an infection - I used to get them until early elementary so I know how they feel - like burning or problems peeing so I was confused. I took antibiotics and my hives disappeared.

I wonder what caused the hives. Can a UTI cause them or could they be a symptom of a different issue? I have no hives anymore, just the occasional rash on my chest or face.

I've worried about Lyme Disease considering that and all my symptoms however: A. I'm a total shut-in. B. I live in the city. C. I've never even been to a forest. D. Aside from a few weeks ago when my temp went down to 95, and the occasional 99, I haven't had a fever. E. I've had several blood tests and they've come out fine, though none checking for lyme.. I know certain blood and gastrointestinal cancers can cause hives but I'm trying to ignore the thought.
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Re: Hives caused by....?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2014, 03:34:07 PM »
It's really impossible for someone to guess what caused your hives.  Stress induced urticaria and allergies are two of the more common reason.  It would probably warrant getting some allergy testing.
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Re: Hives caused by....?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 03:34:53 PM »
I wasn't stressed though. This was before the HA and before my symptoms.
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Re: Hives caused by....?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2014, 04:25:17 PM »
How old are you?
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Re: Hives caused by....?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2014, 04:30:44 PM »
I've broke out in hives a few times in my life, head to toe! It was either caused by allergies to something or stress. One point in my life. I was really stressed about a brain aneurysm and broke out in hives that covered my body completely.
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Re: Hives caused by....?
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2014, 04:34:10 PM »
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Re: Hives caused by....?
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2014, 05:22:15 PM »
The reason I asked is that if you were OLDER and were in peri-menopause it could be hormones.  But it STILL could be hormones I guess!  Is there anything different lately about your periods or your PMS?
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Re: Hives caused by....?
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2014, 05:52:32 PM »
Yeah, there's really no way for any of us to say, "You got hives because of x," but most occurrences of hives come from stress, allergies, etc. The fact that they occurred around the same time suggests something environmental or stressful, too. Just because you didn't feel very anxious or stressed doesn't mean that your body wasn't - a lot of those things happen at the subconscious level.

Are you seeing anyone about your health anxiety?
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Re: Hives caused by....?
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2014, 05:58:42 PM »
I wasn't stressed though. This was before the HA and before my symptoms.

I did give you two more common possibilities.  So, get some allergy testing.
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Re: Hives caused by....?
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2014, 06:53:42 PM »
I find it interesting that you had the hives in December, because that's the only time I've ever had hives.  Interesting because at this time, I handled a lot of holiday decorations and I believe that's what gave them to me.  I had purchased some new greenery from Wal-Mart, the lighted kind, and that was the only new thing I had encountered. (Though they didn't work and had to be returned, ha!)  Unless you count the slight stress of Thanksgiving.  I think it had to do with the decorations, though.  I hadn't handled that kind before, so it was new to me.  Could that be your issue too?

Edit ;; Better add that the greenery was fake, not live.
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Re: Hives caused by....?
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2014, 06:57:35 PM »
The reason I asked is that if you were OLDER and were in peri-menopause it could be hormones.  But it STILL could be hormones I guess!  Is there anything different lately about your periods or your PMS?

I stopped menstruating around May of 2013. I had a period this February but none in March.
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Re: Hives caused by....?
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2014, 07:00:58 PM »
Why did you stop??  It's not like you went through menopause at 18.
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Re: Hives caused by....?
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2014, 07:14:25 PM »
I had chronic hives for 2yrs in Hs and 3 yrs after so 5 straight yrs, then they left oneday when I went 3weeks without bread and oatmeal. They havent returned but now I been getting other problems....best wishes to you
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Re: Hives caused by....?
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2014, 08:07:59 PM »
Why did you stop??  It's not like you went through menopause at 18.

I'm wondering the same thing. If your hormones are that out of whack, it needs to be investigated thoroughly. What's causing that COULD also be part of your anxiety problem.

Additionally, though, if you are not doing anything to help you deal with your health anxiety, you need to. Consider seeing a therapist or a psychiatrist.
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