Do you need relief? Hi, my name is Denise. I wrote on this website about 6 months ago. My son has been suffering from cholinergic urticaria for the last 4 years. In a nut shell, we moved and it was almost instantly that my son developed CU. My son has a high allergic reaction to dust mite and his is an extreme case.
When my son developed cholinergic urticaria, it was so severe that he had to drop out of grade 11. My son went from being very outgoing, popular amongst his peers, to developing heat hives in which he could not leave the house without breaking in hives, causing a severe burning sensation when he had hot showers, any kind of emotion, spicy food and anxiety, etc. Due to this condition he had severe depression.
We had tried everything you can think of and nothing worked. Last year he was referred to a specialist at the hospital. The specialist gave him a script for Cyproheptadine tablets (also called Periactin or Peritol) and he was to take it one month before the winter month as that’s when it would start as it was seasonal.
April this year my son started taking the tablets. Within a few weeks he started to feel the normal start of the cholinergic urticaria. However, he never broke out in hives, the burning sensation he once experienced diminished, we didn’t want to get too excited but started to get hopeful. Last week was the start of winter, every year without fail, May would bring it all back and severe.
I can now say without a doubt that the tablets has taken the edge off, he still gets slightly prickly feeling but it is bearable, he no longer has to drop everything and jump into a cold shower, the moods have improved. My son takes the tablets 3 times a day and most of the time remembers with my help when he doesn’t. These tablets are like gold, for what they have done to my son. I no longer feel helpless when watching him in agony, I no longer have anxiety on how far his depression is going to push him.
If your CU is severe I strongly advise you to go talk to your doctor and see if these tablets are for you.
I wish you all the luck Xx,