How do I know if I have cholinergic urticaria or a histamine intolerance?
About a year ago, I discovered this site. I was so happy to find I was not alone, but unhappy that I could not post content at the time (so thank you for fixing that). But I also discovered histamine intolerance, and I’m confused about which I might have.
Both have hives as symptoms, especially triggered by heat, stress, emotion, etc. Both are affected by the foods we tolerate as individuals. But the only differences I might find is that histamine intolerance (or other mast cell disorders) includes a lot more symptoms.
A few of them I have suffered (hair loss starting around age 20, tinnitus, throat swelling, occasional migraines, unexplained bouts of weakness, etc)–but could these also be symptoms of cholinergic urticaria?
I must say I do have severe allergies on top of all this. But I’d like to know if I have one or the other so I can begin the proper diet.