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I have some weird symptoms...what could they be?

By September 3, 2011 - 8:10pm
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I have had recurring hives. They appear in the morning (well, sometime during the night) and decrease during the day. Hydrocortisone cream does help the itching. I have been having some sneezing, itchy eyes, etc., too, but it seems like those symptoms have improved while the hives linger. They are on my belly, back, legs, arms, even a few on my breasts and buttocks.
I have also been having mild cramping in my lower abdomen: it feels vaguely like a menstrual cramp. My last period was August 17th, and that was the first one since giving birth to my 8 month old (so it had been 17 months with no period). The period was normal. The cramps do not go away regardless of what I do. Sometimes they are worse. In the middle of the night I woke up with bad cramps, had a bowel movement, and felt a little better: enough to sleep anyway, except the hives were all over my back.

I have also been very, very tired and a bit emotional.
I don't know if all of the symptoms are related, but could you let me know what you think is going on? Thanks so much!

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Hi Bethaleg,
Thank you for your question and welcome to Empowher. Hives are usually associated with some sort of allergy. Have you seen a doctor yet? You may want to have some allergy testing done to find out the source of your hives. For more information specifically about hives, please click here https://www.empowher.com/media/reference/hives.

For your lack of period, this may and may not be associated with your allergy. Again, seeking a physicians opinion is essential. We cannot diagnose you on here although we can provide you information. Please keep us updated on what your doctor tells you.

Best of luck,

September 4, 2011 - 8:50am
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