I’ve had this condition since 2008, I haven’t been able to diagnose it with a doctor because I’ve been unable to afford it or find a doctor that will take me seriously, and my current state refuses to give me medical insurance to see one. However researching my condition myself for many years I’ve finally came across this website.
Back in 2008 I was an infantry soldier in the US Army, during basic training. I had injured my leg in one of the courses, and the doctors gave me some medicine. I can’t recall what medicine it was (most likely some sort of pain reducer), but I just took the pills as directed and carried on like a “good soldier”.
After a 2 mile trek up and down steep hills wearing nearly 200lbs of gear, which I had to run with my injured leg to keep up with everyone else just marching; I ended up with a core temperature of 111 degrees Fahrenheit. I had later discovered in a book that your cells begin to melt @107. I didn’t fall unconscious, but I came very close to death from this dire heat injury. Later I found out that the pills were the cause of my high core temperature as they made me vulnerable to heat injury.
After my ER experience in the Army Base Hospital and returning to the barracks, I had later discovered a few days after from a fellow soldier, that I was breaking out in Hives from simple activity. Later I had been discharged for an unrelated reason from feeling depressed that I had to live with this condition, which I had thoughts of it would last the rest of my life and I never got my benefits because of it.
I’ve been unable to find suitable work for the past 8+ years because of this condition, and found nothing to help suppress it, and unfortunately I had to rely on my family for all this time. I would be homeless and probably dead without them, and I’ve been a big burden on them because of it. Ever since then, I’ve fell down a road of depression that nearly ended in suicide and I only just recently found something with promise that might help me provide for myself years from now, but not anytime soon.
I’ve had no help from doctors with battling this condition, and the fact that no doctor has even taken me seriously about my condition has made my fight with this an incredibly hard one to endure. It took me years to really find the motivation to research this condition myself and narrow it down to either Malaria or several types of Urticaria.
This site has finally helped me discover what my condition is actually called, and hopefully when I save up enough money to see a doctor I can finally ask about this condition and hopefully be taken seriously. I don’t have a mild version of this condition, so it’s been a rough 8+ years, and it flares up year round with any activity/stress/etc. whatsoever. I’ve been pretty much restricted to a computer chair for all this time.
I’m not sure this brief story helps anyone, but hopefully it helps in some way to discover one of the ways that can cause it.
Also note (incase any readers ), I do NOT suffer from depression anymore as it was a situational depression due to circumstance. I’m finally on the road to hopefully providing for myself someday in the future years from now, and finally making some progress forward in my life (even though very insignificantly minute).
I’m making some progress finally after all these years as put me in a much happier mood and given me hope for my future to live some sort of normal life. However, I still do struggle with this a severe version of this condition with no signs of it going away anytime soon.