My son developed cholinergic urticaria nearly 2.5 years ago. We moved houses and within a week he developed CU. At the time he was in grade 11. It was so severe that he ended up having to drop out of school and could not leave the house. He started suffering with depression as a result of CU. He was not diagnosed with it to nearly 2 years after.
He had been tested for allergies and had a severe case of dust mite allergies, we did everything for it from antihistamines, bed coverings, washing clothes in high temps and using dryer after it his bedding and clothes were dry. Nothing worked. We even moved 1 year ago and broke our lease, bought a house, ripped up the carpets and replaced with floor boards, etc.
He had a few good months and summer. Then winter hit and it came back. His depression became severe due to having that glimpse of hope when moving and then it came back, he did not take it well. It has been an extremely hard road. Not sure what else I can do. I let him vent, and I spend time with him when the rest of the family are in bed, as I’m really the only one he talks to 100% about his frustrations.
There have been times were it has been really hard to hear what he is feeling and not being able to take it away. Is there anything else I can do? I don’t want to lose my son over this horrible disease.
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