Monday, April 4, 2011

And It Begins...Hives

Tonight out of the blue, with no other symptoms or issues I started to get hives everywhere.  I do not know what to do now.  DMSA and DMPS now both are causing hives?  Here's the weird thing though...I am not on round.  I quit late Thursday night, so it has been 3 days.

Terrible Itchy Hives on Neck and Scalp
Very large, hard hives near elbow
The hives were out of hand, so I took a zyrtec.  I got some nice picture of the hives, so all of you can see what I go through now.  I've got no idea what to do.  The only things you can use to chelate cause me severe distress.  I still find it odd that it took 3 rounds for it to show up.

Well I have to let this all soak in and see what I want to do from here.  To say I am frustrated is a huge understatement.

Update: I woke up Monday morning and the hives are still here.   Wow!  I'm thinking this must be a candida/fungus flare up or some type.  I also have tinea versicolor on my neck now and it is starting on my chest.  You can see a spot of it (if you know what you are looking for) in the picture of my neck.  I'm not sure what to do, but studies I've read suggest taking Diflucan to control the fungus.  We will see what I want to do because I did not really want to do that right now.  Blah...never dull when chelating!

Update 2: It is now Monday night I see no end with these hives.  Zyrtec surprisingly isn't working.  I don't know whether it is because my Zyrtec is 1 year past expiration (haha) or if these hives are just not responding.  Ugh I really did not want to go on an anti-fungal, but I might have to give it a shot to see if it clears up.


Cloudy said...

I find the best thing for skin fungus is sunbathing. I don't think you like the sun though. How do you get Vitamin D?

Birdlady said...

I have a hard time sunbathing because of my POTS. The heat intolerance thing makes it very difficult to do. Also I'd have to go to tanning salon because the weather is not warm enough nor is it sunny enough.

I am going crazy with these things. I was supposed to start up on my next round of chelation tomorrow. I'm weighing my options here.

Cloudy said...

One type of tanning booth increases cancner risk and the other is safer and gives good doses of Vit D. Dr Mercola has an article about it.