My cholinergic urticaria started 3 years ago after an allergic reaction to a drug. I had hives galore and burning, stinging and itching pretty much nonstop. Also my throat would close up. It was horrendous and frightening.
I came off the drug that was causing it for 4.5 months. My throat stopped closing up, but the skin problems remain off and on since then. My question is could the cholinergic urticaria be carried on because of this allergic reaction with the drug at the time, even though I’m coming off of the drug causing it?
I’ve been diagnosed by two dermatologists with cholinergic urticaria. This illness causes me much distress along with 3 years of nasal congestion which has no cure, also causing me suicidal thoughts. I’ve been like this for 3 years and attempted taking my life once already last year. I’m stuck in this vicious circle where if my nose is not sorted than I will have continuing problems with my skin because of the distress.
It’s truly unbearable.