Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Today I went to the doctor about my hives again. If you don't already know, I am suffering from Chronic Idiopatihic Urticaria. That is a fancy name for getting hives every single day and having no known cause. I have been suffering since mid-December. Back then, I was covered head to toe and sometimes my whole face and hands would get all swollen. I have improved a lot since I started on the immune suppressant therapy, but I am still getting some hives almost every day. At least there haven't been any more middle of the night trips to the ER! Now, I mostly get the hives on my hands and waist.

The doctor today started me on a new drug, Dapsone, that I can take with the Cellcept. It was originally for leprosy, so that is interesting. Hopefully it will make it so that I don't have any hives at all. As a bonus, if I had any leprosy hanging around I guess it would help with that too, lol.

Cross your fingers for me!


Cecily said...

I hope the Dapsone is a miracle drug for you!

Christine said...

Hope you're all better SOON!!! It's been way too long!

Hen said...

Deserae!!!! I'm so glad we've found each other again, it's been way too long! I love your purple, purple blog!!