A bit less than a year ago, I got cholinergic urticaria, but only today did I finally actually confidently diagnose myself with it. I was confident before that I had miliaria rubra or something like that. But after reading about this and looking on this website, I’m a hundred percent confident I have this condition.
But regardless of that, I was wondering if anyone else with this condition found it easy to endure the cold or colder temperatures after they got cholinergic urticaria. I remember when I was little that I was quite sensitive to the cold.
I have a distinct memory of being so cold my lips went blueish when spending too long in the English Sea. But pretty recently, and about the time I discovered having heat related rash (hard to say for sure if it’s the same time), I found I can deal with colder temperatures easier. I can wear a t-shirt in rain and when its a cold quite comfortably, for example.
I went up one of the three peaks with nothing but a t-shirt in relatively heavy rain and enjoyed it. I don’t know if this is just because I fear the itch and frustration of becoming too hot that I have trained myself to find comfort in the cold, or if there really is a correlation between this condition and a resistance to colder temperatures.
I’m probably just talking nonsense, but I thought it was worth putting out there in case other people feel a similar way. Has anyone else noticed that cholinergic urticaria has increased your tolerance to cold temperatures?