I am a 20 year old british male trying to attend university. I have had Cholinergic Urticaria since December last year and before the outbreak I lived a pretty normal life attending university going out with friends and family. Now I can’t even do basic tasks around my house, let alone leave the place.
I did go to the doctors and had numerous blood tests, and I have been prescribed every dose of fexofenadine hydrochloride but they didn’t work. One of my blood tests showed that I had an underactive thyroid, and I have to go back for that in 2 months. I have an appointment with the dermatologist in 2 months as well.
Not only has this ruined my life, the relationship between my family is a very rocky road. I don’t really think they understand the pain I go through when I have an attack. I have completely messed my life up. Afraid of an attack, I haven’t been in university for 2 months now. I’ve been lying to my parents, saying I have been attending because they don’t understand.
I am very depressed, and I’ve thought about suicide on many occasions. The only real way I’ve foaund to stop attacks is by smoking cannabis. I am a strong believer in medical Marijuana. Obviously in the uk it’s illegal, so this isn’t the option. I can’t exactly get doped up and attend university.
If i’ve missed anything please feel free to ask. I haven’t had much sleep, so I do apologize for sounding rather dumb. If anyone has any solutions please suggest them.