So I have had cholinergic urticaria for just over 2 years now, and I believe I am now entering my second Summer.
It started out when I hurt my back and did no activity for 2 weeks. Finally when I went back to the gym, I felt itchy, and it got worse day after day. I went from working 2 jobs and going full-time to college, to working 3 graveyard shifts a week to pay rent and being room bound. I could not listen to music, talk to people – heck even when I got stressed playing video games I broke out.
I remember instances where I walked outside my home into the sun, 1 second of that sun heat and my body will in full hives from scalp to my foot, really bad, I was running to the bathroom every 2 minutes to get in the cold, wet t-shirts, considered suicide very deeply etc.
Now its been 2 years, I only took hivesguy seriously about a year ago, the thing about “visceral fat”, I cut out all bad foods from my diet, no more pie slices before sleep or anything.
I did not eat untasty food, as you need a meal consistency that you will enjoy, so I BBQ some chicken or turkey, beef or fried eggs, with some bread, or small portions of rice, with loads of raw greens ( cilantro, green onion, raw peppers, onions, Avacado). I noticed the hives getting less in proportion to the visceral fat I was losing…
I was on Xolair 600mg monthly and 180mg of certz daily, I cut my Certz and noticed no difference without it …. 2 months later I cut my xolair and … noticed no difference without it…. I was improving.
Cut to now… I’m slowly gaining back my body, I now do 2-3x daily HIIT in my room, 4 mins of leg steps on my chair and 1 min squat, 2 mins squats and 3 min bicycle ( laying down on mat), you get the idea…. I only get tiny itches at the 4-5 min mark of my workout.
Its going away as fast as it came, slowly and with ease, A few months before now, I would sit next to a heater and sweat with no issues, this slowly grew into the hives debating to such a degree that now I can talk to people and do basic daily things.
I’m guessing in about 30 days from now I should be good enough to begin my planned 5k daily jog routine.
I plan on appreciating my body and life more so than I did before, I was abusing my body, overweight, depressed, angry , just not where I wanted to be.
If I don’t update this, then you can assume it went away for me.
As I read in a previous post, it’s torture fellas and ladies, and there is no cure, but you can wallow in this pain or take small steps to decrease it then go further, listen to hives guy, this man is the Savior paving a path for others so they don’t have to go blindly like he did.
Take care and be healthy,