Hello, I have been reading the story of many people on this forum for a while and feel like its time for me to share my story. I first started getting the symptoms of cholinergic urticaria at the age of 17. At first it was a slight prickly/itchy/burning sensation I would get in my hands and that same sensation would radiate to different areas of my body (upper back, arms and legs) the pain was unusual but would not bother me too much.
After a week or so the pain would gradually get worse to the point where I would need to go see a doctor for some help. The doctor gave me antihistamines but they did not help whatsoever. After a few months the pain persisted to the point where I would not go back to school and became extremely depressed. During this period of having cholinergic urticaria I started drinking heavily and gain a lot of weight(3 stone). My cholinergic urticaria lasted for about 1 year and somehow diapered.
I am unfortunately writing this now as my cholinergic urticaria has come back to my shock! It had been gone for about 2 years. My experience with cholinergic urticaria is that during the winter the pain is tolerable but during summer its like living hell.
I have tried a 3 day juice fast and a 7 day juice and did not see any considerable results.
I don’t know if anybody on this forum has tried incorporating cultured and fermented foods in their diet but this is something I am going to add to my diet in the hopes that it cures this horrible condition. This plan of action is my last hope.
Lastly, I am so glad I have stumbled across this forum. Knowing that I’m not the only one who suffering with this condition makes me realize that I am not going crazy and that there is support out there. This condition is affecting a lot of people’s lives and needs a lot more recognition. I hope everyone with this condition gets cured because nobody should have to live in pure misery.