I’ve had cholinergic urticaria since I was in elementary school. I’m 24 now. It used to come and go. For the past 4 years it has been bad. Every time I take a shower (even in cold water) I break out. When I go to work I break out really bad to the point where my whole body is inflamed and I start to shake and my chest feels tight.
After my episodes I feel extremely tired and nauseous. It has created a lot of anxiety and stress which has caused the condition to get worse. I have tried every kind of medication and diet and nothing has been helping. I was wondering if anyone has been able to go on state disability with cholinergic urticaria? I simply cannot work like this.
I am a makeup artist and it’s not very professional to be in people’s faces when I’m covered in a rash and am shaking. If anyone has some tips please feel free to let me know. Thanks for taking the time to read this. I hope everyone finds some type of treatment that helps them!