My name is Anfernee, and I’m a 22 year old African American. I’ve been dealing with cholinergic urticaria since I was about 10. It all started after I had the chicken pox…when I turned 11 is when my life changed.
I was at home talking with some family and all of a sudden this itching sensation hit me and hit me HARD. I was itching so bad that I went to the bathroom a stripped off all my clothes that I had on, turned on the water faucet, and began rubbing water on me to make it stop.
Then it got worse when I turned 12. That’s when I started the breaking out. This happened at a little baseball practice while I was in the outfield shagging balls. Every since then I have been itching and breaking out like all of you.
I love playing sports (Football and Baseball). Without playing, I don’t think I could have made it as far as I have in my life. Without the coaches pushing me and me wanting to stop itching…football and baseball helped me through high school. College has been a different story but I don’t wanna get into that….The thing I wanna know is did all y’all start experiencing cholinergic urticaria after y’all had chicken pox? Or have you never had chicken pox and you still got cholinergic urticaria?