I’m a 24-year-old who has had cholinergic urticaria for about six months now. It is horrible when my body warms up, whether it’s from the sun or when I get nervous, or even walking through stores. I’ve take antihistamines like hydroxyzine and cetirizine, and it doesn’t seem to help. I’ve tried sweat therapy in steam rooms and sauna and hasn’t helped much.
I feel like my life is evolved around CU, as if I go here will it get warm and cause me to break out in hives and if I do this will I get that prickly hot itch that is unbearable. Before this, I went to school for personal training and fitness. Working out was my life.
Cholinergic urticaria has taken control of this, and I haven’t been able to work out in the six months. I have had CU and have gained about 40 pounds and lost myself. At times it’s depressing, but for some reason I always have hope and think this will be gone someday.
As for now, hope is running low, so I figure just try and work around it. Any one have suggestions to be able to workout and actually break a sweat without the CU symptoms?