I am pregnant after 8 yrs with #1 ... I have an issue with hives and because of that I take an antihistamine everyday, though a lot of the time I take it when I start feeling the symptoms come on.
I know exactly when I need to take it as my head gets hot and burns and itches, my ears burn and begin to swell, my lips tingle etc. If I do not take an antihistamine my hives are excessive, my face, eyes & lips can swell up etc.
As soon as I found out I was preg (a week ago) I went to the pharmacy and changed from my usual one to a Class A one but today my GP said I should not take my antihistamine at all if I can help it.
I will certainly try as am willing to do whatever and endure whatever I have to for this baby but the reaction I get is horrid and nothing eases it, I end up coughing and wheezing from the allergic reaction too and having to use an inhaler as well.
Can anyone tell me what I could do to keep the hives at bay without taking the medication.