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Lies Depression is Telling You #Depression #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #Urticaria #chronicurticaria #AutoimmuneUrticaria

My depression spikes when I experience chronic illness(es) flare ups.

I’ve been experiencing a chronic illness(es) flare up for 6 weeks straight.

I’m now at the irritability phase and getting teary eyed during sad movie scenes.

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Open Enrollment 2022

Requesting Memes About Healthcare and Health Insurance, Please.

Healthcare Open Enrollment Is Stressing Me Out.

A Health Insurance Broker Helps Me Each Year. I Started Out on Medicare Original The First Four Years. It Was Horrible for My Needs, Did Not Cover A lot of Labs I Regularly Need Conducted for Monitoring My Health.

2021- I’ve Been on United Healthcare AARP with Optum RX. I Don’t Care for Optum Speciality RX. This Week They Made an Error Which Resulted in Me Not Receiving My Xolair Injections. If You Happen to Like United/Optum, Good it Works for You but it Doesn’t for Me.

2022- The Big Challenging Are Healthcare Plans Having Networks Which is Very Difficult When You’re Not in a Big City.
Many of Our FEW Hospitals Do Not Have Many Specialists.

Today-We Were Looking at a Plan by BlueCross and BlueShield. The Plan has a Monthly Premium of $169 + the Part B Medicare Monthly Premium Which is $170.10 for 2022. Then I’m Told The Plan Does Not Cover Epipens or Hydroxyzine!?!

Is it Legal to Not Cover Epipens?! I’m Really Upset About This. I Requested The Insurance Broker to Call and Very The Information.
Monday I Was Prescribed Ketotifen Compounded for Chronic Urticaria. I Learned Today It’s $90 Per Month and Not Covered By Health Insurance.
#openenrollment #openenrollment2022 #2022 #HealthInsurance #EpiPen #chronicurticaria #Urticaria #spoonielife #Medicare


Chronic idiotic idiopathic urticaria

The antihistamines helped. When they failed, Pepcid helped. Now Pepcid is failing and I’m going to start Singulair.
Wish I had some answers.
#Urticaria #chronic Idiopathic Urticaria #AutoimmuneDisease #Hives #RheumatoidArthritis

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Autoimmune Conditions of the Skin Newbie, Advice please 😊 #autoimmune #Lupus #Urticaria

Hello everyone, does anyone on here also suffer with an autoimmune condition which attacks their skin?

I caught covid in March which developed into an autoimmune condition ever since.
I have had :

Edema swellings of the face and joints
Large sore hives that cover my entire body
Swollen abdomen
Blocked sinuses

For treatment of the above I've been receiving Omalizumab injections which are great and get rid of the hives

But I've noticed new symptoms like the red butterfly/scaly rash on my face that resembles a facial sunburn,
spots along my hairline,
mouth ulcers (occasionally)
and large purple hive type spots on my calves that scar. (Photo included, the camera never really pick up the purple colour)

Can anyone tell me any more about these new symptoms?

I especially notice the red rash on my face flares about 5 hours after I've been in the sun or had a sunbed ,(let me clarify definitely not sunburn, I'm olive skinned and do not burn ever and rest of body is ok)

I've had my kidneys scanned which was thankfully clear! 😊

Can anybody shed some light? Thank you 🥰

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Mystery hives #RheumatoidArthritis #Urticaria #chronic Idiopathic Urticaria

Based on lab results, we’ve determined that this is not chronic autoimmune urticaria or symptomatic of another underlying disease (like SLE or urticaral vasculitis). Essentially they are mystery hives. I do notice that I have swelling and more joint pain in my hands and feet when the hives are bad...

I’ve been taking prescription strength doses of antihistamines for almost two months, and the hives returned a few days ago. I’m now at my max dosage. The itching makes it hard to think and I can’t sleep at night. Anyone out there who has experienced this? What has helped??

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Mystery Hives

Please pray for me! I’m meeting with another dermatologist tomorrow. Hopefully he can help figure out what’s going on. I need some one I can rely on to take on my case, because these #Hives are the worst. Joint pain is one thing... They are so hot and itchy, I can’t sleep at night. Sometimes the whole site of the hives becomes swollen (mostly on my forearms). I’ve been exhausted, feel like I have something stuck in my throat and some days I can barely walk because my heels hurt so bad.

Have you experienced this?? Please tell me your story!

#MixedConnectiveTissueDiseaseMCTD #LupusVeins #lupusrash #Lupus #RheumatoidVasculitis #RheumatoidArthritis #UrticarialVasculitis #AutoimmuneUrticaria #Urticaria #HypocomplementemicUrticarialVasculitis

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Hives and autoimmune diseases

Anyone with Rheumatoid Arthritis and/or Lupus who has experienced chronic hives? I started getting these super itchy hives three weeks ago and am looking for anything that can help. Not too keen on taking steroids...and not good to take antihistamines for long periods...
#Hives #Lupus #Urticaria #RheumatoidArthritis

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World 🌎 Urticaria Day 2020

Urticariaday2020 -Who cares? ucare!

Who cares? UCARE!

Also in 2020, urticaria day (UDAY) remains a day where urticaria patients are the focus of attention. Now in its 6th year, UDAY is the opportunity to raise awareness of urticaria among patients, their families, doctors, politicians, the press and the rest of the world.

So join us on October 1st, 2020 by organizing your own UDAY event! A big focus this year will be on digital UDAY initiatives. Virtual congresses, educational webinars, digital art projects, social media campaigns and urticaria apps are all in the talks among participants, and perhaps we can use this opportunity to reach even further. Is there a better opportunity to set up a regional self-help group? Help make UDAY known to friends, family and other affected persons!

Be creative, and continue spreading the news about UDAY! Don’t forget to post all your events on the official urticaria day 2020 website so that your personal UDAY will be a complete success.

Every contribution counts!

Urticaria day 2020 is supported by the urticaria network e.V. (UNEV), the UCARE network and many organizations worldwide that are committed to improving the lives of patients with urticaria. #Urticaria #chronicidiopathicurticaria #AutoimmuneUrticaria #Angioedema #AutoimmuneDisease #RareDisease