I’m 19, I’m female, and I’ve had cholinergic urticaria for two years now. I developed it when I was early seventeen, and I honestly don’t know what to do anymore. I feel like I have become a hermit because it prevents me from doing everything I love. I put off going to college because it was so bad I was afraid people would laugh and think I had some weird disease.
I can’t even lay in bed and the blankets get too warm without having my legs break out! I had to quit working because my arms would scare customers and they didn’t want me bagging their groceries! I’ve had to result to taking cold showers. I can’t eat food if it’s too hot. I can’t go shopping with my sisters, and I can’t even have sex anymore without having huge flare ups and feeling like a freak.
My CU has even gone past the itching stage and straight into feeling as if I’m being bitten by 1,000 fire ants. I’ve tried everything, and I don’t know what to do anymore. I even bought the book in hopes it would provide me with answers! Somebody has got to be able to help me, I am literally a hermit because of my own body!! It’s gotten so bad that after an attack I feel light headed and get a migraine. I’m at my wits end!