I don't know if I'm asking in the right place but I am desperate beyond belief for some help.
For almost two months I have been majorly suffering from hives. This is affecting my place at law school, my relationship and the past couple of weeks I have felt severely depressed and not wanting to leave the house.
I have seen my gp several times to be prescribed creams etc which we all know don't work...despite already taking 360mg fexofenadine daily and it not improving I have been regularly sent away with little help.
About a month ago I visited a walk in centre and the doctor took pity on me and prescribed me a three day course of prednisone at 20mg per day. This hives disappeared after a couple of days, only to return about a week later. She advised I visit my gp for a blood test.
The blood test revealed ALT levels of 141 but everything else seemed to be within the normal range. I was sent for a second blood test, this time for a liver function test but my ALT levels had returned to around 40.
Additionally, I was told I have hep a present in my blood. I am unsure whether this is due to being vaccinated. I definitely had one dose in 2007 but don't know if I ever had the other. Would I still be protected from the one dose in 2007?
This hives are not getting any better and I am tearing my hair out. I'm wondering whether the ALT and hives are connected. I gave in and visited A&E today after my friends expressed shock at the hives and was sent away with a five day course of steroids and instructions to return to my gp for another blood test. I have managed to get an appointment with the gp for Wednesday but predict an uphill battle for referral/further bloods.
If anyone can help at all, I would be forever grateful...