|hi all -
about five weeks ago, I went to the er with chest pain and trouble breathing - it got better while I was there (less than an hour) and they told me it was likely a muscle spasm...
The chest pain came and went, and about three days later, I started noticing hives that would come and go all over the place...
They continued like that pretty much daily...Often with the chest pain...Until one night I was at my parents house and the hives got terrible - over most of my body, huge (some looked like plateaus about 6 inches across) and red...So they made me go back to the er...They gave me a couple of shots (one a steroid and one for the itching, I think) and prescribed some of the same. Everything was fine for about 3 or 4 days, then they came back.
They've continued off and on...I got an appointment with an allergist for monday (i made the appointment about 2 weeks ago), but today the chest pain has come back and is to the point where i'm trying to make myself stay at work instead of go home and curl into a ball!!
my aunt, who spent a weekend with me a couple of weeks ago and paid attention to the foods I ate, thought it might be milk causing it...But I read that it really wasn't a very common allergy, and i've never had a problem with it before.
Just wondering if anyone else has heard of similar symptoms...I know they're pretty vague symptoms with lots of possibilities!