Suggest treatment for hives and welts in a person with Hashimoto's disease
Some blood test needed for the hives;
Hello and thank you for asking on HCM!
I have gone carefully through the detailed description of your medical history.
You are right, Hashimoto thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease and in most of the cases there is a stressful event triggering it.
But you should had a predisposition to develop it during the life.
The actual complains ( welts and hives) are not related to the chronic problems you mentioned.
The most common causes of them are certain foods, medications (neither xanax nor flexeril) or infections.
Internal disease may also be responsible.
The most common foods that cause hives are nuts, chocolate, fish, tomatoes, eggs, fresh berries, and milk.
You need some blood tests ( full blood count, ESR, proteine C reactive, Liver and function test) in order to exclude any infection or internal disease You need to see immediately a physician who will order the above exams.
Will be a pleasure to give a second opinion.
Because my husband was out of work and couldn't legally drive anymore, we traded in his vehicle which he also wrecked. Once he got a full-time job, and because he teaches at night which I prefer to him coming home and drinking, I pretty much became a "shut in" for a few months. He just got a used vehicle a few weeks ago which has broken down twice. I have great support from my friends but they all have their own families to take care of. I would get a divorce but I don't think I can hold down a full-time job and have insurance to cover my condition. Unfortunately, I have no family to help me. I've been told once I get the IRS mess over I will feel much better but for now it's difficult for me to even go to the store.
I've had a lawyer contact me about disability. I want to work but I need time to resolve these other things before I will feel confident enough to be in public again especially with how dark the arteries are on my arms are (which always alarms people when they see it) and is now spreading to other areas. These aren't hives. I had a ton of tests done but was told since I have light skin, that is why they are seen. I don't believe this (especially when my mother had 3 heart attacks and a stroke before the age of 45). What did you think of the photo I sent of my arm? Do you think I need to see a specialist for this? I'm concerned because when I get too anxious trying to handle things that are too much for one person, my chest feels like someone is sitting on it and that's when I feel I need to stop and lie down. My question basically is with my skin condition, Hashimotos and now unexplained sores which I will get more testing done, do you think I would have a case for disability (temporarily until I can get my health issues under control by taking care of the IRS, etc. I've always been a strong person until I started going through early menopause and never received treatment for it but was given medications that debilitated me at times. I know this is a lot of information but I need to be able to move forward with my life but I'm going to need time to get my health issues under control. Could you please give me your opinion? I'm sorry if I'm providing too much information. I'm just very scared right now because I don't have family I can stay with and there is a lot of work I need to do before I can sell my house if it comes to that. I appreciate your time in answering these questions for me. Thank you!
The blood tests are very important:
Sorry to learn about your bothersome situation but from the picture you attached i would suggest not to neglect it.
It may be a symptom of severe illness (such as vasculitis) but should be confirmed laboratorically.
If vasculitis is confirmed, you may profit disability.
Without a diagnosis is difficult to suggest it.
I can understand your actual situation but you have to find a way to do the above mentioned tests.
Wish you good health,
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