I feel so icky right now- and my hives are horrible, as they have been since Tuesday. Chronic uticaria- what a name. I hate them. I've had many episodes like this during my life...and they're always bad. My joints ache. My skin is soooooo itchy. My fingers are swollen. I have red spots. Its an autoimmune response. I feel so alone with them too, because no body I know has them- except my poor daughter. I think they're hormonal based...but sometimes you never know.