Meg

Westbank, Canada

#265 Jan 11, 2013
I'd like to say thank you to everyone for posting here, it's helped me not feel so alone. Ive had chronic hives off and in for over a year and persistently awful ones for the last 5 months. I did a bunch of Internet research and begrudgingly went to my doctor in October who prescribed antihistamines and put me on a waiting list for an allergy specialist. It's now January and the allergy specialist called me Monday to book me in this coming Monday, I was asked to not take antihistamines for a week and have not slept through the night since, it's now Thursday night or rather Friday morning... I'm 37 in good health with the exception of the hives, which are everywhere, including palms, lips, eyes, behind ears as well as limbs, joints, torso and feet. I'm aware of all food and environmental concerns and am simply beside myself with frustration. Sam's comments about water may not work but I am going to try to increase my water to his suggestions and see how it goes. Heck the pearl acidophilus can't hurt either, although I already incorporate probiotics in my diet. I hate needles and I know the allergist will incorporate the with testing... I'm considering finding a homeopath as well. As I truly understand how obnoxious hives are, i will come back to this forum with an update... I don't know if I'll have any positive results but I've really appreciated the comments here and would like to stay positive about getting either answers or even better... Resolution! Thanks again everyone and good luck to all.
Amy

Brooklyn, NY

#266 Jan 11, 2013
Naomi wrote:
Hello everybody!! I just happened across this forum when I searched for hives and dehydration. I always wondered if being dehydrated played a role in my getting hives. A little background now! I am a 29 year old female that has suffered from chronic hives for the last nine years. They began the last month of my first pregnancy and never went away. The Doctors were telling me it was prob my hormones and that as soon as i quit nursing my babies my hormones would go back to normal and no more hives. I had my last child in 2008 and quit nursing her in 2009. Now here I am not hive free and very frustrated with all the Doctors I have been to. I dont only get hives, I have these attacks that start with getting hot then extremely itchy,next comes the hives, facial swelling, internal cramping, pain in chest and back, difficulty breathing and my throat will start to close. It was not always this way it slowly progressed over the years. I have never really been a water drinker. As a teeneager it was always soda or tea. I am so glad to have found this forum and am very thankful to everyone on here who kept up the conversation and the updates. I have been drinking around a gallon of water a day for the past three days and I am going to continue and will post my progress on here. Thanks again to all of you and may God bless you all!
I have had these same problems for about 2 years now. First it was the internal part of cramping and severe pain in my back and stomache. There is no food pattern and the hive started in the fall last year. The one time I was hospitalized for the pain they said my enzymes in my liver were very off but couldn't find a reason. I know caffine plays a big role in these episodes 80% of the time. I'm hoping drinking water could help :(
Susan

East Northport, NY

#267 Jan 13, 2013
I am 63 and have been very healthy. I did have an active Epstein Barr infection 3 years ago that left me with some autoimmune conditions like chronic fatigue and some fibromyalgia, but the last 6 months I felt very well. I developed my hives a little over two months ago during the week of Hurricane Sandy when I was without power and sleeping in a freezing cold house. I also ate out every meal for a week and had the worst acid reflux ever. It felt very deep and I could not stop burping. Felt it in my back and moving up to my right jaw. Saw an allergist and he said I have dermagraphic urticaria and I also get swelling with it as I discovered that when I tried to get a massage. My skin burns at times too. I am taking Zyrtec at night and I feel I am only masking the symptoms as they come back when I try to stop. I researched H Pylori and Candida as I felt I could have both conditions and started the diet and some of the recommended supplements. This past week I asked my doctor to test my blood and stool for parasites and he is running a bunch of tests that could possibly indicate a cause for the hives. Will continue to post and I am starting the water routine mentioned here. I also notice powdered vitamin C in the water helps. Thanks Susan
Vicki

Eau Claire, WI

#268 Jan 14, 2013
I, too, had hives for 16 mo. and finally put it all together and found the cause was acid reflux which had caused inflammation in my esophagus.
When I got help and relief from that, the hives went away and I have been hive free for 8 weeks now. I found that taking Esophoguard from Life Extension Co., which I purchased over the internet, helped cure the acid reflux. I also take Omega 3 everyday to help reduce the inflammation caused by the acid reflux. All this advice came from Sam on this blog for which I am most thankful. Hope this might help someone with their search for answers. I know how desperate one can get to find a cause and a cure.
Susan

East Northport, NY

#269 Jan 15, 2013
I also have acid reflux and it does all seem connected to the hives. It was really bad when the hives started. I am a Life Extension member and will order the Esophoguard. I also have a great product called GI Revive that helps my acid reflux. Google it online. Thanks for the post, i really appreciate it and will update as I go along. Susan
Sripathy

Chennai, India

#270 Jan 20, 2013
Hi i am 27yrs male.. i got hives 2 months back when i was working out at gym... initially i got it only during exercise, but now my condition got worsen, i am daily getting it. my doctor prescribed xyzal it was working fine, but if i stop it then huces are getting back. normally i will consume lot of water... also i get hives now if am anxious or nervous... searching for cure
Vicki

Eau Claire, WI

#271 Jan 20, 2013
Thanks Susan for the advice on GI Rivive. Is that like a probiotic? I will look into it as want to continue being hive and acid reflux free. It feels so good to have these problems behind me after such a very long time of being miserable from hives. I definitely want this feeling to be permanent. And I do hope our advice will help others. Acid reflux has many other symptoms other than indigestion and heartburn. I had very little of those symptoms - mainly hoarsenhess, sore throat, cough, post nasal drip each morning. Some continued all day, everyday, until I was diagnosed and treated with a prescription from the doctor as well as taking Esophoguard on my own.
Lily

Desert Hot Springs, CA

#272 Jan 26, 2013
I am 63 years old, and have always had good health, with no issues with food or environmental allergies. I was not a smoker nor did I drink alcohol, but I did drink coffee, tea, diet sodas and occasionally, water.

Around Oct 15, 2012, I came down with hives all over my body. As many hives-sufferers will agree, the itchy welts are torturous. I visited three doctors, took blood tests (all negative for allergies), and was prescribed pregnisone (one time) and 3 different antihistamines. The doctors were not able to do anything more for me. They told me I had to endure the hives and take antihistamines to manage the hives. My hives were worst in the mornings and evenings, which came with lots of itchy, red welts. But from mid-morning to early evening, the hives were not as itchy, so I was able to get by. I was taking 2 Zyrtec tablets in the mornings and 2 Zyrtec tablets in the evenings, but I was not getting better, I was only managing some of the itching from the hives. For the itching, I tried everything that people recommended - I rubbed on baby oil, aloe vera gel, caster oil, apple cider vinegar, etc., but none of them gave me true relief. Plus, all the Zyrtec I was taking started to give me heartburn. I was truly miserable and desperate.

On Dec 27, 2012, I searched the internet for holistic cures for hives. From one website ( earthclinic.com ), someone recommended this site and mentioned Samís cure for hives. I immediately came to this website and read Samís comments about the water therapy for chronic hives. After I read Samís many helpful exchanges with Cindy and others, I began to feel hopeful that I can be cured of hives.

On Dec 29, 2012, I started Samís water therapy - I stopped drinking coffee, tea and diet sodas, and started drinking water - approx 20 glasses a day, sometimes more. I was able to drink this amount of water because I live in southern California, where the climate is dry, with very low humidity, plus I go to the gym 4 times per week. Even though I was drinking a lot of water every day, I was surprised to find myself always thirsty, so I kept drinking the water. For the initial 2 weeks of water therapy, there was no change to my hives; in fact, some days were worst than others. But I kept drinking the water because I was hopeful about Samís water therapy. I continued to take Zyrtec to control the itching. By the 3rd week of water therapy, I noticed the itchy welts were lessening, and I was able to reduce Zyrtec to 1 tablet in the mornings and 1 tablet in the evenings. During week 4, my mornings were free of itchy welts, although I still had minor hives show up in the evenings, around 7 pm to 9 pm. I am now taking Ĺ tablet of Zyrtec in the evenings only.

If I continue on this course of water therapy, I am optimistic I will be cured of chronic hives. My sincerest gratitude goes to Samís for writing about the water therapy for hives. During the past 4 weeks, I read 3 of Dr Batmanghelidjís books on water therapy. Dr B did not discuss chronic hives in his books but THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, to Sam, for making the connection for us.

Tomorrow, Jan 27th, will begin my 5th week on water therapy. I will keep everyone posted on my progress.
Sripathy

Chennai, India

#273 Jan 27, 2013
Am yet to start my water therapy... now i take two atarax a day.....
Susan

Miami, FL

#274 Jan 28, 2013
Along with the water, here are some good herbs and vitamins to take. Scroll down to the bottom of the page when you open the link. The vitamin C is good and I bought powdered and put it in my water.
http://www.healthy-skincare.com/natural-antih...
I am now having good days and bad days as I am on vacation. Diet not as good.
Susan
Susan

Miami, FL

#275 Jan 30, 2013
I am two days into doing the water cure that Sam and Cindy mentioned and I already noticed a decrease in my daily hives!! Vicki, the GI Revive is an herbal powder that has ingredients that would calm your stomach. I also take a probiotic and use digestive enzymes. I ordered the Esophoguard and plan to use it as soon as I get home from my vacation. I was a little nervous as it seems strong that they advise it only every other day..did you have side affects? I already use the Oil of Oregano and will increase it to 2 times a day. I have not recieved the results yet of all of the tests I took before my vacation. I will continue to post my progress.
Vicki

Eau Claire, WI

#276 Jan 30, 2013
To Susan,
The Esophoguard did not give me any side effects. The main ingredient of this is orange peel. Life Extension website gives a complete description of this product and how it helps acid reflux. Sam recommended it to me while I was suffering from chronic hives and acid reflux. I do feel that Omega 3 tablets also played a big part in my recovery of the inflammation in my esophagus. I still continue to take Omega 3.
I hope you will find these products to be successful in treating your hives, as they were for me.
Candybeagle

Fort Recovery, OH

#277 Jan 31, 2013
So glad I found this site. for the past few years I have gotten hives suddenly without any consistant cause. However, I have raynauds autoimmune disease and sjogrens. I drink alot of water but probably not 8 8 oz glasses a day. I can't figure out what triggers them so I assume its my autoimmune stuff. I usually take a half of benedryl and they will subside but I never go anywhere without one b/c I am afraid I will have an incident. My breathing gets bad but I never know if its from my hiatal hernia or from something else. I am going to drink more water. I have recently started to alkalize with lemon and baking soda but I forgot to do it today and viola I got hives. If anyone has any suggestions for me please post. I don't take anything for the autoimmune b/c I refuse to put chemicals in my body. I have started an organic diet and only eat tuna and fish with some organic chicken for protein. I did try some riceplex on my cereal today. Could that have created a reaction? Any info appreciated
Susan

Miami, FL

#278 Feb 1, 2013
I am definitely feeling better from the water and it has been less than a week. I found it difficult the first few days as I was running to the bathroom every two seconds and now my body seems to be adjusting. I like that I do not feel bloated and all that water does keep your system running more efficiently. I am reading a great book on Liver and Gallbladder Stones and will do a cleanse when I get home. This book is facinating as it shows how easily our bodies can become diseased if our digestion is off: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ODHONG/r...
Will continue to post my progress and I wish Sam ad Cindy were still on this blog as they were so amazingly helpful and would love to thank them. Susan
Mark

Sydney, Australia

#279 Feb 1, 2013
Sam wrote:
Dear All,
Hives or Urticaria is caused by excessive release of neurotransmitters Histamines in our bodies.
Histamines are part of our immmune system and they are responsible for various important tasks in our bodies. The one most important task of histamines is water management inside our bodies.We have a very sophisticated water management system inside our bodies and almost every organ in our bodies needs water to work properly.
75% of a human body consist on water and needs a 2 quart of water daily to perform essential tasks inside our bodies.This amount of water is essential and every major organ, cell and tissue requires water to function properly, A stable immune systmen highly dependable on fully hydrated cells. When the cells are dehydrated your immunce system goes haywire. Remember our body has a natural detoxification system which will not work properly without enough water and this will cause all kind of allergies and diseases.
Due to modern age lifestyle , Alcohol( major factor) excessive amount of caffeine and other dehydrating foods and liquids used in our daily lives causes a severe drought inside our bodies. This is called " Chronice Cellualr Dehydrataion", When body does not have enough supply of water naturally it releases these histamines to deal with water shortage and you get those hives as a result.
Almost all of the modern age disease are the result of Chronic dehydration.
here is the cure for all of you.
1. Stop alchol, caffeine and sodas.they dehydrate your body severely. Rhydrating process will not work if you do not eradicate alcohol completely and decrease the intake of caffeine to lowest.
2. Start the process of rehydrating your bodies with 8 ounces glasses of pure water per day ( two glasses of water every 3 hrs).
Water is a natural " antihistamine".
3. Use some salt, pinch for a glass ( pregerably unrefined sea salt) or 3 grams for 10 glasses of water.( if you have a blood pressure talk to your doctor before adding the salt to the water).
When you start drinking more water you have more urine output that is why salt is necessery with more water intake so your body does not get depleted by essential minerals and sodium.
Get a good quality mineral supplement and take it daily.
Remember it took years for your bodies to dehydrate so rehydrating is not possible in day or two, it will take few weeks or may be two month. you will start to feel the effects in two weeks and will be cured in 4-8 weeks time.you will be free of hives completely. give it a try and you have nothing to lose.
Hope this will help.
Hi Sam, I have been following your recommendations for 4 weeks now. I was taking a tonic from my naturopath for 3 of those 4 weeks until I realised they have several diuretic ingredients at which point I stopped taking the tonic. I have stopped all sodas, alcohol and minimised my coffee to one a day. I drink up to 4.5 litres of water as I weigh close to 105kg. My results so far have been up and down. There are times during the day I forget I have hives then they seem to come back at night and in the mornings. I'm wondering if the tonic has "lost" me some time. I am trying to stay positive and am really strict in the water intake. Overall I do freel better as my hives are not as intense ( irritating and itchiness) but they still come in numbers. Btw I am take oil or oregano and have been for a few weeks now. Any suggestions?
Sam

Taiwan

#280 Feb 2, 2013
Mark wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Sam, I have been following your recommendations for 4 weeks now. I was taking a tonic from my naturopath for 3 of those 4 weeks until I realised they have several diuretic ingredients at which point I stopped taking the tonic. I have stopped all sodas, alcohol and minimised my coffee to one a day. I drink up to 4.5 litres of water as I weigh close to 105kg. My results so far have been up and down. There are times during the day I forget I have hives then they seem to come back at night and in the mornings. I'm wondering if the tonic has "lost" me some time. I am trying to stay positive and am really strict in the water intake. Overall I do freel better as my hives are not as intense ( irritating and itchiness) but they still come in numbers. Btw I am take oil or oregano and have been for a few weeks now. Any suggestions?
Hello Mark,You did not mention about your age and overall health so i can only give you my general recommendations.
With water therapy you must give yourself more time hopefully in next few weeks ( 4- 8 weeks) you will experience more relief and ultimately will be free of hives, do not worry about the outbreaks they will subside gradually. Any kind of diuretic herbs will slow your recovery so try to avoid them, take some good quality mineral and vitamin supplements
If you are not getting substantial relief in next 8 weeks or so( which is highly unlikely) then I recommend a comprehensive health check.
Get a complete CBC ( blood test) to rule out any infection or other issues including the ESR or SED rate test to detect any inflammation in the body.
Get checked for Vitamin D deficiency( it has been discussed a lot in various Hives forums).Get your thyroid tested, Keep an eye on your iodine intake if you are not taking enough then start taking some. Under active or Over active thyroid may cause weird immune system response.
Lots of people have under active thyroid which does not show up in the test results.
Remember to consult with your doctor before you start taking any supplements for your thyroid.
Tension, stress or repressed anger may produce or worsen chronic pains and various health issues so you have to be aware of it and must deal with these emotions in positive way.

Hope this will help.

Sam
Sam

Taiwan

#281 Feb 2, 2013
Lily wrote:
I am 63 years old, and have always had good health, with no issues with food or environmental allergies. I was not a smoker nor did I drink alcohol, but I did drink coffee, tea, diet sodas and occasionally, water.
Around Oct 15, 2012, I came down with hives all over my body. As many hives-sufferers will agree, the itchy welts are torturous. I visited three doctors, took blood tests (all negative for allergies), and was prescribed pregnisone (one time) and 3 different antihistamines. The doctors were not able to do anything more for me. They told me I had to endure the hives and take antihistamines to manage the hives. My hives were worst in the mornings and evenings, which came with lots of itchy, red welts. But from mid-morning to early evening, the hives were not as itchy, so I was able to get by. I was taking 2 Zyrtec tablets in the mornings and 2 Zyrtec tablets in the evenings, but I was not getting better, I was only managing some of the itching from the hives. For the itching, I tried everything that people recommended - I rubbed on baby oil, aloe vera gel, caster oil, apple cider vinegar, etc., but none of them gave me true relief. Plus, all the Zyrtec I was taking started to give me heartburn. I was truly miserable and desperate.
On Dec 27, 2012, I searched the internet for holistic cures for hives. From one website ( earthclinic.com ), someone recommended this site and mentioned Samís cure for hives. I immediately came to this website and read Samís comments about the water therapy for chronic hives. After I read Samís many helpful exchanges with Cindy and others, I began to feel hopeful that I can be cured of hives.
On Dec 29, 2012, I started Samís water therapy - I stopped drinking coffee, tea and diet sodas, and started drinking water - approx 20 glasses a day, sometimes more. I was able to drink this amount of water because I live in southern California, where the climate is dry, with very low humidity, plus I go to the gym 4 times per week. Even though I was drinking a lot of water every day, I was surprised to find myself always thirsty, so I kept drinking the water. For the initial 2 weeks of water therapy, there was no change to my hives; in fact, some days were worst than others. But I kept drinking the water because I was hopeful about Samís water therapy. I continued to take Zyrtec to control the itching. By the 3rd week of water therapy, I noticed the itchy welts were lessening, and I was able to reduce Zyrtec to 1 tablet in the mornings and 1 tablet in the evenings. During week 4, my mornings were free of itchy welts, although I still had minor hives show up in the evenings, around 7 pm to 9 pm. I am now taking Ĺ tablet of Zyrtec in the evenings only.
If I continue on this course of water therapy, I am optimistic I will be cured of chronic hives. My sincerest gratitude goes to Samís for writing about the water therapy for hives. During the past 4 weeks, I read 3 of Dr Batmanghelidjís books on water therapy. Dr B did not discuss chronic hives in his books but THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, to Sam, for making the connection for us.
Tomorrow, Jan 27th, will begin my 5th week on water therapy. I will keep everyone posted on my progress.
Hello Lily, Good to know about your progress and I am glad I could help , I am sure that you will be hives free very soon like many others on various forums and health boards who followed my advice and got rid of their hives just by drinking plain water. There may be few people monitoring your progress on this forum so remember to keep us posted.

Take care
Sam
Mark

Sydney, Australia

#282 Feb 3, 2013
Sam wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello Mark,You did not mention about your age and overall health so i can only give you my general recommendations.
With water therapy you must give yourself more time hopefully in next few weeks ( 4- 8 weeks) you will experience more relief and ultimately will be free of hives, do not worry about the outbreaks they will subside gradually. Any kind of diuretic herbs will slow your recovery so try to avoid them, take some good quality mineral and vitamin supplements
If you are not getting substantial relief in next 8 weeks or so( which is highly unlikely) then I recommend a comprehensive health check.
Get a complete CBC ( blood test) to rule out any infection or other issues including the ESR or SED rate test to detect any inflammation in the body.
Get checked for Vitamin D deficiency( it has been discussed a lot in various Hives forums).Get your thyroid tested, Keep an eye on your iodine intake if you are not taking enough then start taking some. Under active or Over active thyroid may cause weird immune system response.
Lots of people have under active thyroid which does not show up in the test results.
Remember to consult with your doctor before you start taking any supplements for your thyroid.
Tension, stress or repressed anger may produce or worsen chronic pains and various health issues so you have to be aware of it and must deal with these emotions in positive way.
Hope this will help.
Sam
Hi Sam, thanks for the reply. Sorry I didn't mention all my blood test have showed up fine to date. I do take a mineral and vitamin supplement as you suggested.

I will keep you posted in a few weeks with my progress and like many here, I would like to thank you for the effort you have put in to help others.
Mark

Australia

#283 Feb 3, 2013
Sam I'm 38, general health is good
Lisa

Houston, TX

#284 Feb 3, 2013
Please share us the formula also and steps how you got cured..may be we can try too.

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