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What is Angioedema?

Angioedema is a rare disorder characterized by rapid swelling of the dermis, subcutaneous tissue, mucosa and submucosal tissues.


Angioedema is a rare disorder characterized by rapid swelling of the dermis, subcutaneous tissue, mucosa and submucosal tissues.
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HAE Documentary Created by Eric
Last updated 18 Jul 2013, 04:02 PM

Posted by LaurenC
18 Jul 2013, 04:02 PM

How did you all go about getting a diagnosis? My doctors just don't seem interested

Posted by msdarlin67
19 Jul 2012, 07:53 AM

Posted by scruton2
29 Mar 2012, 08:22 PM

I'm HAE III, subtyped as post menopause exacerbated. UGH. It got so much worse after menopause. I now have weekly abdominal attacks, have gone through millions of dollars worth of special medications, ER visits, diagnostics, etc. Am currently using icatibant/Firazyr when the attacks start. It's helping a lot. No more pain meds. Fingers crossed that it keeps working. Also have Kalbitor/Ecallentide as a rescuer med too, but it cannot be self-administered, and so far the Firazyr, a Bradykinin inhibitor seems to be working better. No side effects of being really tired after dosing. Thank God I have a pretty good insurance plan.

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