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Each year I see hundreds of new patients with complaints of hives and swelling. Hives are intensely itchy skin rashes that resemble welts and can occur anywhere on the body. They typically arise without warning and about half the time, are accompanied by angioedema, a deeper swelling in the skin. "Urticaria" is the technical term for hives. These skin eruptions generally last for several hours but rarely for more than twenty four hours. Hives which come and go for more than six weeks are considered chronic urticaria (CU).
Acute hives are more short-lived (less than six weeks) and often don't require an allergy specialist. Foods or drugs are common triggers of acute urticaria but triggers associated with chronic urticaria are more difficult to identify. In fact, 80-90% of the time doctors are unable to determine the cause of chronic urticaria despite comprehensive testing.
A recent article published in "Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology" reported on the uselessness...
Is there any other way to get rid of a migraine that has been going on for 66 weeks and 24/7? I have been to 5 different doctors and still no one can tell me why it wont go away? I am on Topamax and Zomig for the migraines.
Since the migraines started I also got High Blood Pressure, then diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, then Fibromyalgia and now saying I have mini strokes.. The migraine pain has been the whole time on the right side including all the mini strokes as well.
Thanks for your time.. Jeanette.
One of the best methods of breaking a long Migraine is IV infusion to break the cycle. There are several medications that can safely be used this way, preparing the way for developing preventive regimens that can work for you. There's information on this in IV Treatment of Refractory Migraines .
Another issue to look at is how frequently you're taking the Zomig. Taking Migraine abortive meds such as the triptans or erg...
Everyone tells us we should get regular exercise. I'd like to be able to say that I play a couple of games of squash every day. But I don't. I would, of course, if I just had my own squash court, so it's not really my fault. It might also help if I knew how to play squash.
That's just one of the many excuses I can come up with for not exercising. In case you've run out of excuses yourself, here are a couple of handy ideas.
1. In the winter: It's too cold. I might damage my lungs by going for a walk when it's 10 below zero.
2. In the summer: It's too hot. I might have a heart attack if I went for a walk when it's almost 100 with humidity of 90%.
3. When it's too hot or too cold, I'd go to the gym except that the closest gym is about 20 miles away, and I'm trying to save the planet by conserving gas.
4. I'm trying to form a Senior Lacrosse Team, but I can't seem to work up any enthusiasm among my friends.
5. I'd use my trea...
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