My mother is 52 yrs old, currently awaiting s.s disability. She has been diagnosed w/Fibromyalgia about 4-5 years ago and has been on several medications that treat the Fibro but make her very sick. She is very sensitive and has a low tolerance for medications. So two questions really: What would you recommend for the treatment of Fibromyalgia for someone very sensitive to meds and TWO: Which is our biggest mystery ; she occasionally (8-12) times a month breaks out into severe hives. Red welts that can vary all over the body, mostly: legs, back, arms, chest, neck. They look like huge mosquito bites and itch severely. Could this be the Fibro? We have ruled out and examined her ENTIRE life. Switched fab softener/soap, body wash, foods etc. What could this be? We thought it could be stress contributing to it or the cause bc when she did work, she would get them even worse. She did have a stressful job, but now that she's not working and finds herself broke out with them again and not really doing anything but watching tv?? She has to take benadryl which makes her sleepy. Doctor hasn't given a definitive answer as to why. Does anyone else suffering from Fibro get hives or can anyone relate? Thanks so much for your time!!
I also have fibromyalgia. When they increased my thyroid drug I broke out into bad hives and lost most of my hair. I stopped taking the drug and my thyroid tested normal even six months to a year after. However I had bad hives at least 4 to 5 times a week to the point I had to go to urgent care for steroid shots. I did all the allergy testing and I'm not allergic to anything including gluten dust molds roaches. They said I'm a sensitive to animal dander but I've had animals around me all my life. I can hug kiss and rub a cat or dog and not break out. But for no reason I still break out in hives and rashes and welts. The only thing that works for me is to take Zyrtec
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