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Celtic Daisy
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This morning I woke up with my face, neck, shoulders and upper back covered and hives. I've been on the pill for almost three months now, but we suspect that it might be the cause. My mom was allergic to tetra-cyclin, so we think that I might be too. I'm calling my doctor first thing tomorrow morning, but for now I just need to know if I should take my pill for today. I take it at about 10PM and I'm on the fourth last one before the sugar pills.

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Milke
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Tetracycline is an antibiotic, OTC is a birth control pill, so they're totally different things. Hives are usually indicative of an allergic reaction, so while I've heard of them being connected to birth control pills, it still seems a lot more likely that they'd be from something else. Since the hormones found in the pill occur naturally in your body anyway, it seems unlikely that they'd cause an allergic reaction. Have you changed soaps or laundry detergent, eaten something new, or been under a lot of stress recently?

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Celtic Daisy
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delete, double post.

[This message has been edited by Celtic Daisy (edited 05-02-2004).]


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Celtic Daisy
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You're right, Milke. I'm not sure why we thought it was in the pill. Well, the hives have died down a bit with some anit-histamine, and its still a mystery. I've done absolutly nothing different in the last little while, so I don't know what's up. Hopefully they won't make a re-appearance.
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w1lmaw0nka
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a couple of weeks ago my boyfriend just broke out in hives from the neck down and we couldnt figure out why... its really weird
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