Doxepin For Severe Hives

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Darla Says:

I had severe hives (urticaria) and monsteresque face swelling (angiodema). Nothing helped. I tried 6 doctors. The seventh put me on 10 mg of Doxepin. Cured! I work hard on keeping the weight off. Have gained some on this drug but what is the alternative?

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Darla! How are you?

That can be a side effect of this medication, as reported by the FDA, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and dry mouth.

As to your other options, that depends on what else you've tried? Can you please post back with more details?

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Darla Says:

Basically I have only tried Zyrtec. Every doctor prescribed it. The bottle says one every 24 hours if I remember correctly. But docs told me up to 7 per day and some said unlimited. Yet it didn't touch my hives/angeodema.
Have gained 20 pound.
Essential oils may be helping

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cheryl Says:

I am taking 20mg. Doxepin for 2 weeks now for chronic uticaria (unknown cause). I was supposed to take 10mg 3 times a day, but it makes me so drowsy, I can't take it during the day. 20 mg at night helps me sleep. and keeps the hives away. My mind is foggy and I feel weak and tired around the clock. Does this eventually subside?

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cheryl Says:

update on doxepin. Finally, hives are gone while being on 20mg Doxepin.
Not drowsy anymore. This is one thing that is finally working for me.

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