Before I get started, I want to bring you guys an update on my condition. I no longer feel any sensations or hives when I sweat. I worked in 100 degree days for two weeks and I didn’t feel anything other than the sweat all over my body. I have returned back to my normal self. I can even walk into Walmart without breaking out in hives or feeling the sensations all over my body.
Any who, here’s my story on how I defeated cholinergic urticaria. Cholinergic urticaria started when I was in the middle of my senior year of High School. It started after a very warm Christmas break. It was very horrible and I still remember my first outbreak like it happened yesterday. I remember looking at my arm and seeing hives from my shoulder all the way down to my hand.
I hated going to school because I knew I was going to have an outbreak and a very bad one. I remember having to stand in front of my class during a presentation and going to the bathroom afterwards because I felt so itchy. I started taking medication the week before spring break. It helped…..for one week.
After that, It helped slightly. It took the edge off the hives I guess. I still felt like ripping my skin apart. Skipping ahead to graduation night. I remember not feeling anything during my graduation, afterwards however I felt really itchy and horrible.
June was a very horrible month for me because when I stepped outside and it was 90+ I felt like ripping my skin apart. I hardly went anywhere. Then I got offered a job at a local grocery store in the beginning of July. The first day wasn’t that horrible, but then I noticed something…..I started sweating again……And the weeks to follow, I began noticing the significant drop in my hives/sensations.
And now I’ve been with the company for almost 3 months now and I feel normal again! I can finally go outside and be myself again! Just to anyone who’s struggling with this….It gets better I promise. I believe that one day there will be a cure for CU.
Just keep praying and pushing yourself. And also before you attempt to do sweat therapy, talk to your doctor. It was okay for me to do it, but it will still be wise to check and see if your body can handle it. I love you all and I promise it will get better!
Keep fighting CU and Never give up!!