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It has been happening with greater frequency but I haven't really thought a lot about it. My hands have been getting hives on them...sometimes lasting a while, sometimes not long at all and various sizes.
Yesterday though large portions of my hands and forearms were red and really swollen and it doesn't seem to be getting any better. My hands are looking seriously disturbing.
I'm getting a little freaked.

In other news I am EXHAUSTED. Maybe when I wake up they will have all just gone...away.

"HIVES?! HOW INTERESTING!!!!"

(Thanks Alex. Thank you, for...that." ;)

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annilita
Apr. 19th, 2005 04:08 am (UTC)
That happened to me when I got pregnant with Kai.

Something you need to share?
wyckhurst
Apr. 19th, 2005 04:20 am (UTC)
Choke! Gasp! Falls on floor!
annilita
Apr. 19th, 2005 04:31 am (UTC)
Looks like your sister is going to have something to contribute next week during The Good News Minute.

Only, well, yeah.
jatg
Apr. 19th, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC)
Ummm...

Not sure that would exactly QUALIFY as good news. I guess it would depend on how I phrased it...

"The GOOD NEWS is I found out why my hands keep breaking out..."

jatg
Apr. 19th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
If I found out I was pregnant, that's probably *exactly* how I would react!
mitchy
Apr. 19th, 2005 11:42 am (UTC)
My hands have been getting hives on them...In other news I am EXHAUSTED

May I be so bold as to suggest there might be cause and effect there...? :)
alexfiles
Apr. 19th, 2005 12:45 pm (UTC)
That's kind of what I thought. Allergies can wear you out and make you sleepy and fatigued. Maybe it's something you've developed an allergy to that you work with regularly? Or a new soap or lotion? A new paint? Though it doesn't have to be new to develop the allergy.

Try Alavert for a couple of days and see if it goes away. Non-drowsy, OTC, good allergy med.
mitchy
Apr. 19th, 2005 12:51 pm (UTC)
It could also be the exhaustion is bringing on the hives. Either way :)
alexfiles
Apr. 19th, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC)
Ah, so! I had not considered that, but it makes sense :-)
jatg
Apr. 19th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
Huh. I thought that was just for sneezing etc. I'll check it out. Thanks!
jatg
Apr. 19th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
I thought about that...except there have been plenty of times in my life where I have been MORE tired. Plus my hands were breaking out when I WASN'T tired.
urbanepleb
Apr. 19th, 2005 03:12 pm (UTC)
I'm just going to post what first came to mind even though it may be interpreted as impolite.

"Ew."

;)
jatg
Apr. 19th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
Your compassion is, as always, nigh to overwhelming. ;)
bluesilverkdg
Apr. 19th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)
A few years ago, when I was insanely stressed out, I started getting hives on the palms of my hands, then the bottoms of my feet. Eventually they spread to my stomach, back and inner thighs. It would always happen at about 3-4 in the morning and I'd wake up digging at my skin like I had fleas. Mine was caused by extreme amounts of stress. Once I quit the job that was waking me up in the middle of the night with worry, the hives went away. Are you inordinately stressed right now?
jatg
Apr. 19th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)
Not...stressed...

Really, really busy though.

Huh.

Definitely something to think about because yeah...the waking up at 3AM digging at my skin is familiar.
bluesilverkdg
Apr. 19th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
I can make a suggestion to you that worked for me, and may provide some external relief. Gold Bond medicated lotion. It's in the green bottle, not the yellow.
No matter what is causing your hives, that should help the itching and burning. It smells kinda minty...a little medicinal, but not too bad. But it's very cooling and soothing and might give you some relief. Plus it'll unclog your sinuses! :-) Good luck to you. This stuff was a lifesaver for me.
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