Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX X am hoping someone out there can help me. I am 34 years old, and have never had any allergies to anything. Suddenly 2 weeks ago, I broke out in hives, and they haven't stopped yet. They come and go. I have eliminated anything new, and run out of ideas. It seems to happen at random times, but there are always at least a few. It started on my arms, and slowly, expanded to my legs, abdomen, chest, feet and hands. 3 days ago, my botXXXXX XXXXXp swelled, and the next day under my eyes were swollen. Now, last night, my hands started feeling like blood was pooling in them, and they felt swollen. They burned so bad I could barely stand it. It went away after about 15 minutes, but keeps coming back for a few minutes at a time. Right now, my toes are feeling the same way. I am really starting to worry. I just signed up with new health insurance, and it does not kick in until may 1st. Please I hope someone can help me. Thank You in advance.
I am sorry, but everything you told me I found out on the first day of the hives. I have eliminated everything possible. And urticaria does not explain the blood pooling in my extremities.
1) Complete blood count,
2) Erythrocyte sedimentation rate,
3) Skin (dermal) allergy tests,
4) Muscle enzymes;
5) Anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA)
6) In vitro allergy test
9) Anti-SSA (Ro) or Anti-SSB (La)
10) Coombs test
thank you. Yes, over the last few months I have experienced pain in my Left Hip and Shoulder. My fingers do get red when they feel swollen and painful. Im not sure about my toes.
I am going to see an MD as soon as my insurance kick in. Thank you for connecting the symptoms. What are the possibilities if any of the tests are positive?