I’m 16 years old, and I’ve had Cholinergic Urticaria for a few months (most of this school year). Every day I go to school and step into the classroom (which is very hot) I start itching, and when I have sports, especially now when I have exams and get a little nervous before exams.
My teachers and my best friend know about this ( and of course my family). My doctor told me to take Prednisolone (steroids) for 10 days. It got better, and on the 10th day I had sports class (and after school, I went to the gym, too) and felt no itching. Then I stopped taking Prednisolone, and the itching came back.
Then my doctor put me again on Prednisolone for 10 days, but during the 3rd or 4th day I became depressed because of a Chemistry test, and I don’t know anything in Chemistry. The day after (4th or 5th day), I got suicidal thoughts and told my mom and doctor. Now I can never take steroids again, and I just have to try different medications until I find something that works. So if you think having Cholinergic Urticaria is hell, we have something in common, especially because I played basketball and quit, got urticaria, and now I can’t even jog for 3 minutes without itching all over the body.
I just wanted to share my thoughts.
Thank you for your time,