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Please can someone help me, need relief, having a very bad hive attack right now!

Posted by Kristin on August 25, 1999 at 08:39:05:

Please, can someone help me?

I need to know if there is anything I can do, quickly, for immediate relief oh hives! I am so miserable right now I am crying. I have them all over my body. My back is one huge hives from my waist to my head. My chest is covered, my arms and legs. My eyes are swollen and my lips are swollen as well. They are itchy like crazy (driving me insane) and they are burning and stinging. I can't take this anymore. I feel very weak and light headed, I have never felt like this with hives before.

I used an anti-itch lotion, it's not helping. Neither did Benadryl.

Please help me! Is there anything I can do RIGHT NOW to get some relief??? I haven't' started Walt's book, I don't know how to do the SR yet, but I think I might be having an allergic reaction.

I do have chronic hives, but never this bad, it could be a reaction. Does anyone know of anything I can do for instant relief? Someone told me to go to the hospital for an adrenaline shot but I don't know if my boss will let me leave work.

I pray someone can help me,
Thank you in advance



Re: Helping Right Now!

Posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on August 25, 1999 at 09:50:17:

In Reply to: Please can someone help me, need relief, having a very bad hive attack right now! posted by Kristin on August 25, 1999 at 08:39:05:

My wife the nurse would probably suggest you take several Benedryl. Perhaps there is a drug store handy.

Is this perhaps triggered by some environmental chemical? new carpet, strong perfume, something like that? If so, see if you can get away from it, get some fresh air, etc.

My suggestion is that if this is not caused (triggered) by some environmental chemical, then it is stress-related. You won't make it better by worrying about it. Can you take a few minutes of peace and quiet. Sit comfortably, Think about your favorite time/situation, say perhaps a great time you had on the seashore or in the woods, or at a beautiful waterfall. Just sit quietly, eyes closed if possible, and remember how you felt at that time. Don't focus on your pain/discomfort, but on remembering a wonderful time. You can have that wonderful time and its beneficial effects on your body and your mind any time you want, just by remembering it. And don't be surprised if your hives get less itchy and go down in the process. You may even be able to see it happen.

Hope this helps RIGHT NOW!
RocketHealer Jim++



Re: Please can someone help me, need relief, having a very bad hive attack right now!

Posted by Lisa on August 25, 1999 at 09:53:23:

In Reply to: Please can someone help me, need relief, having a very bad hive attack right now! posted by Kristin on August 25, 1999 at 08:39:05:

I think maybe your boss is giving you the hives! If you were home, I'd say get in a hot tub (I read here that that can help) But if you begin to show even the slightest breathing distress, I think you should go to the hospital---BOSS OR NO!



Re: Helping Right Now!

Posted by Kristin on August 25, 1999 at 10:04:05:

In Reply to: Re: Helping Right Now! posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on August 25, 1999 at 09:50:17:

Jim, I took Benedryl last night, did nothing for me but put me to sleep. I've had the hives since yesterday afternoon. Usually they disappear by morning but this time they have not, they have gotten worse.

I do believe my problem is stress (single mother, working full time, never enough time in the day, loads of stress at work).

I am going to sneak out to my car and try to think of something wonderful. If I can stop itching that is. Everyone I work with takes one look at me and is like, "What is the matter with you? What happened to you?". I can't even sit back in my chair, it hurts so badly.

Thank you for your replies. I've got to read Walt's book, I've got to find the time, I need to do the SR, I know I do.




thank you, lisa

Posted by Kristin on August 25, 1999 at 10:31:38:

In Reply to: Re: Please can someone help me, need relief, having a very bad hive attack right now! posted by Lisa on August 25, 1999 at 09:53:23:

Lisa, thank you for replying. I've had to go to the hospital before when I had the hives in the throat for an adrenaline shot. If I have any trouble breathing I will go immediately, don't worry!

A hot bath actually won't help, a cool bath will. The hives are very hot and hot water only makes them worse, the cool water helps relieve the hotness of them. If I were home I would take a cold shower (as I did this morning). I've iced my lips and they are finally starting to down now, it's the rest of me that is covered in hives!

Someone suggested I see an Endocrinologist, what do you guys think? I do have a hormone problem, I wonder if this is the cause?



Re: thank you, lisa

Posted by
Lisa on August 25, 1999 at 10:54:08:

In Reply to: thank you, lisa posted by Kristin on August 25, 1999 at 10:31:38:

No--read that book of Dr. Stoll's that it sounds like you've already got, and read, read, read the website, starting here:



whoops..here's the link (I hope)

Posted by Lisa on August 25, 1999 at 10:56:53:

In Reply to: Re: thank you, lisa posted by Lisa on August 25, 1999 at 10:54:08:


start here:



my link won't post...read the archives on hives!

Posted by Lisa on August 25, 1999 at 10:58:30:

In Reply to: whoops..here's the link (I hope) posted by Lisa on August 25, 1999 at 10:56:53:

NMI



Re: thank you, lisa

Posted by Kristin on August 25, 1999 at 11:07:00:

In Reply to: Re: thank you, lisa posted by Lisa on August 25, 1999 at 10:54:08:

Lisa, thank you again. I already read all the posts on hives, which is why I know I need the SR. I hope I have good results like some of the posters, I am just so miserable. I look like a freak, all lumpy red and swollen, and I feel even worse. People think I have a disease. I hope and PRAY the SR works!!!!!



Re: Please can someone help me, need relief, having a very bad hive attack right now!

Posted by Ann B on August 26, 1999 at 01:51:25:

In Reply to: Please can someone help me, need relief, having a very bad hive attack right now! posted by Kristin on August 25, 1999 at 08:39:05:

Until you learn SR, develop a simple relaxing breathing technique to do right away. Simplest I know is just to purse your lips and blow out slowly, as long an exhale as you comfortably can. If you do it FREQUENTLY ENOUGH (like every half hour or less) throughout the day, it can help a lot. No limit on this one. You can do it every 10 min or every 5 min or whatever.

Not quite but almost as simple is to count how long it takes you to inhale moderately deeply, then breath out slowly for double that count. (Like breath in for count of 3, out for count of 6 (or in for count of 5, out for count of 10). You only want to do this about 5 times in a row, so you don't hyperventilate. But you can repeat it many times throughout the day.

And as soon as you possibly can, start doing your SR 20 min. twice a day, like Dr. Stoll teaches. Hard with little one/s. Don't know age of your child/ren. If old enough you can try to enlist their help. Hopefully they'll feel important if they know they're really helping you by giving you that 20 min. you need to keep from getting hives. When I needed not to be interrupted, I used to tell my Dynamic Trio, "Pretend mommie's in London" or "Pretend mommie's in Kenya" or "Pretend mommie's in Uzbekistan". Sometimes it even worked!

Hard not to be overwhelmed by hives. Try to remember "This too will pass."




Re: For immediate relief of giant hives (urticaria).

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 26, 1999 at 09:57:17:

In Reply to: Please can someone help me, need relief, having a very bad hive attack right now! posted by Kristin on August 25, 1999 at 08:39:05:

Hi, Kristen.

ANYTHING that moves you even a little distance from "the edge of your cliff" will help right away.

If I were in your condition, I would get a total-body, deep, therapeutic massage right away and start at least 5 grams of esterified vitamin C twice a day. Repeat the massage daily until the hives are gone (It may take a few days for them to stay gone.)

Minor chronic hives tend to get worse over time if nothing is done about their causes. Regular SR "fixes the roof while the sun is shining" NOT while it is raining.

Let us know how you do.

Walt



Re: Helping Right Now!

Posted by poop on November 07, 1999 at 06:10:00:

In Reply to: Re: Helping Right Now! posted by Kristin on August 25, 1999 at 10:04:05:

what brings them on? i get them from excercise and exertion.
or hardcore stress...

i have found that nothing works...except to take a hardcore
antihistamine BEFORE working out...

one thing that i have been 'expirimenting' with is to make
the disease go against itself in a way...like since i
get it from working out...i try to go and work out...and
then i break out....and then the next day i do the same
thing...and i break out....by the fourth or fifth day i
noticed that i was breaking out a little LESS...but i don't
know, it could have been psycological...

whatever you do...don't let it get you down...i know what
you mean about looking like a monster and everybody looking
at you...they say "what's wrong with you?"
"nothing, allergies" is all i say now...i'm sick of explaining
to all my friends EVERY time i get them...

my left eye swells up too...but only the left one...wierd..
i have just learned to live with it all...even now that
the drugs are working less and less every day...
i just look at it as an obstacle...just something i have
to put up with if i want to do the things i love...but
it can bring me down at times...and it does suck...



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