Hives, Indigestion, Pain in the Urethra

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Peekay

Toronto, Canada

#1 Apr 22, 2007
Hi,

I was wondering if you guys could help me out. Over the last 4 weeks, Ive been getting hives after work. I work as a bartender and the hives and indigestion only occur when I'm about to go to bed, around 4-5 am.

It all started 4 weeks ago when I got an outbreak of hives for the first time in 10 years. Ive only had a hives outbreak once. I figured it must have be something I ate and went to bed. The next couple of nights, before going to bed, my hands would begin to itch, and hives would follow. Then I wouold get a pain in my urethra. After an hour or so, I was fine and could go to bed.

The next morning, and the few following hours onwards, I would experience a
uncomfortable pain in my urethra. After a couple of days of this, I went to a doctor and he prescribe me an antibiotic and ruled out STD's. I thought I was cured until last Monday when the hives followed with indigestion reappeared.

Now I have the same symptoms occurring at the same times but now with indigestion.

Any ideas? I haven't been eating anything new or such.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Carole

UK

#2 Jul 22, 2007

It sounds as though you could have a food allergy
or a chemical allergy. Chemicals are in much of our food too. You could also have a yeast infection or allergy.Hives is usually an allergic reaction. What about the cleaning materials you use in the bar.I would suggest that you get your allergies checked out. Perhaps something is being passed out in your urine which is affecting the membranes in your urethra.Hope this helps.Good luck.anyway you are ingesting something that your body does not like!!!
Guest

Oklahoma City, OK

#3 Jan 14, 2009
I too have hives right after I feel indigestion (usually a burning sensation in my stomach. It only happens every 6 months or so at night, which is weird. The episode begins with my mid section starting to itch, then my eyes and the back of my neck, it then starts itching behind my knees, then my armpits. then it starts itching in my groin area and the Hives show up all over my body. the worst part is that the bottoms of my feet and the palms of my hands feel very swollen and sore to the touch.
CHYTOTS

Nashville, TN

#4 Jun 12, 2009
HELLO, I HAVE THAT PROBLEM ALSO. IT HAPPENS ANYTIME AND ANYWHERE ALMOST EVERY MONTH I HAVE AN EPISODE.IT WOULD BEGAN IN MY SCALP , HANDS AND FEET AND IT TRAVELS ALL OVER MY BODY.WHEN MY SYMPTOMS STARTS I WOULD IMMIDIATELY TAKE BENADRYL 25 MG THEN SOMETIMES I GO TO 75 MG.IF NOT I WOULD HAVE A FULL BLOWN HIVES.WITH ITCHING AND BURNING PAIN ALL THRU OUT MY BODY.WENT TO ALLERGY DOCTOR AND HAD A SERIES OF TEST.IT WAS NEGATIVE.HE PRESCRIBED ME WITH SINGULAIR-I STILL HAVE HIVES EVERY MONTH.I HAVE FREQUENT INDIGESTION ALSO.
James

Milwaukee, WI

#5 Jun 15, 2009
I had my first hives reaction 3 months ago, and several times weekly since then. It seems the hives have been reacurring as a RESULT of the indigestion from overeating. I don't know how this is possible, but I have ruled out all common allergy foods and all my tests have come back negative. I have also heard of people that were allergic to barley or hopps, Mr. Bartender.
Stephanie

Sacramento, CA

#6 Jun 25, 2009
I think that you have toxic mold at work!!

Since: Oct 08

Orlando

#7 Nov 8, 2009
I have been experiencing stomach pain & hives at night. The doctor just treats the stomach pain, says I have acid reflux. Never had stomach problems before, now it is a lifestyle. Every single day. It started 8 weeks ago. I'm getting an h.pylori test this week. I don't know what to do, if that is not the reason. It is affecting my life in a big way.
DeeDee Williamsport PA

Shamokin, PA

#8 Jan 9, 2010
Hi, on nov. 26, 2009 I started to get hives and indigestion. different areas would itch and when I lightly scratch it, it would leave big hives and welts. I also get severe indigestion after eating, it hurts in my chest and back in the shoulder blades My doctor recently had me take a ultrasound of my gallbladder and it showed a mild blockage but no gallstones. can somebody please tell me why I get hives and indigestion.
laura

Austin, TX

#9 Dec 13, 2010
i too get severe indigestion and hives. i have been tested for everything under the sun and its a mystery to everyone.
James

United States

#10 Dec 13, 2010
I have been hive and indigestion free for the past year. A different allergist finally suggested using omeprazole (Prilosec) to treat the indigestion and the hives went away. The best part is after 3 months of treatment, I have only had to take omeprazole when eating really spicy food an hour or 2 before bed. Otherwise, no more hives and treatable indigestion. Give a try. You can pick up the drug over-the-counter at any drug store at a reasonable price.
James

United States

#11 Dec 13, 2010
Please let me know if it works for you, too.
Madame Delphi

Altamonte Springs, FL

#12 Dec 14, 2010
Mysteriously, my indigestion & hives went away. I took Zantac every day for over a year, then tried without Zantac & haven't needed it since except on several occasions. I don't have an explanation.
Jackie

Bronx, NY

#13 Sep 18, 2012
I think these symptoms are coming from an ulcer.
James

Milwaukee, WI

#14 Sep 18, 2012
My symptoms persisted for another year, until I went gluten-free. I feel so much better after I did. No more aching joints, lack of energy, intestinal blockage, hives, puffy lips, indigestion, drop in blood pressure, ocular auras (tunnel vision), etc. Give it a try, and for you, Mr. Bartender, this means no more beer. :(
Lisa

Gateshead, UK

#15 Mar 23, 2013
Look up mast cell activation disorder or mastocytosis, could answer a lot of your questions x
SayJay

Denver, CO

#16 May 29, 2013
Did you ever get an answer to your questions, DeeDee? I have the exact same symptoms. Hives, and then a weird pain in my shoulder blades and at the back of my throat. I've never had this before, never even have had hives before. Thanks.
Mel

Swindon, UK

#17 Aug 15, 2013
Hi I hope someone can help! I started with hives 7 weeks ago they have been so bad I had to take time off work! I remember having a really bad tummy ache then the hives appeared! Since then I occasionally get really intense epigastric pain! I'm not sure if related to the hives or all the meds I'm taking! I've had steroids, antihistamine, Zantac! Had h pylori test which was negative! I've recently moved house and had a car accident. Do you think stress can cause it?
I have just started accupuncture too!! Become desperate I will try anything!
Mary

Charleston, SC

#18 Feb 11, 2014
I've had the same problem for over a year.

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