Thanks for the website – after searching my symptoms online, what I’ve read here describes it to a T. So I guess that’s what I’ve got!
What I wanted to share is what happened to me prior to this starting. The stinging sensation on my skin upon starting to sweat started literally overnight and now affects me 5-10 times a day.
But what may be relevant is that for about 3 weeks prior to this, I had what looked like an allergic rash about my body. My inner arms close the elbow joint, inner legs close to the knees, my ankles and my stomach. It wasn’t a big deal – didn’t look very nice but was only mildly itchy.
But then, overnight, this rash pretty much cleared up and was instantly replaced by what I’m assuming is this CU thing. Which is obviously many times worse.
I can’t think of anything I did differently to have caused the initial rash. No new foods, soap and of that stuff. And I’ve never had sensitive skin really.
The other thing to mention is that this change (from a mildly annoying bumpy rash to a normally invisible heat-induced flare up) happened while I was away from home in a colder climate than I am used to (although probably in hotter places due to indoor heating!) and I hadn’t exercise for a couple of weeks which was very unusual.
So, does this ring a bell for anyone else? A mild but visible rash preceding the outbreak? Or a change in climate or exercise.
Would be good to know whether this is just coincidence or not.