I’ve been following this forum for maybe a good year now, and you could say that I have the generic cholinergic urticaria. Small hives, inflammation/redness of the chest, extreme itching that feels like pins stabbing you, all due to my body wanting to sweat.
Anyways, I’m from Canada and I know that because we’re all from different areas of the world, we go through different climate changes, and so we’ll have our cholinergic urticaria triggered differently. My Cholinergic Urticaria is very serious during the winter, and very light during the summer. When I say that, I mean in winter, I have the rare, severe symptoms, including loss of breath and the feeling of wanting to faint (most likely due to the loss of breath). In summer, I can feel a bit of the itching, but no hives are present. I’ve had cholinergic for almost 2 years now, so I know that the extremities of my condition will worsen once again in late fall (around early November).
I have an appointment with an allergy specialist (after a 6 month wait), but the problem is that I do know he will be doing tests on me to figure out the trigger. Though, the problem is that it’s currently summer in Canada, so my condition is very weak.
My question is, how do I convince my doctor that something is clearly wrong when I know that the test results will just be a flop? I do have a few photos of my hives that I do plan on bringing to the specialist to see, but I’m still afraid that the test results will convince him otherwise that there’s nothing wrong (as I’ve read online, he’ll most likely inject sweat into me).
Oh, and my last question is (mainly for the people who have hot summers and snowy winters): Do you experience weaker cholinergic urticaria in the summer compared to your cold winters?
My appointment’s on the 21st of July so I’m really hoping for this to be posted soon and see what you guys have to say!
-First time poster,