I honestly believe the first few cases of hives were allergy related because if I took anti-histamines or applied creams to them they went away.
I got a new case of hives though last evening and none of those things worked.
I also know it isn’t PUPPS because it isn’t on my belly and also my midwife looked at one of the cases I got and said mine doesn’t look like that. She also said PUPPS doesn’t respond to anti-histamines, and my hives did initially.
I think the hives I got yesterday and still have this morning are stress hives.
I’m trying really, really hard not to scratch anything right now because that only makes them more huge and hideous looking. But oh my gosh I am crawling out of my skin right now! Well parts of my skin anyway. So far it’s only affected my inner thighs, shoulders, right upper arm, left arm, neck and face. That leaves my back, belly and legs from the knees down as hive-free zones.
I really don’t feel like I’m that stressed though. I know this appointment will go fine and there is nothing to worry about.
Of course though I have to go and get this huge case of unresponsive hives the day of the appointment which will probably only serve to freak him out and say that they need to get this baby out of me right away.