I am a cholinergic urticaria sufferer for 8 years now, living on the Pacific west. It’s only been unbearable the past year or so. I’ve been taking Allegra for the past 6 years? Maybe the effects are wearing off?
I recently took a trip to Thailand for vacation and the weather was low 80s, high 90s with humidity of 80-90%! I didn’t break out to my surprise, and I did sweat a little here and there. I normally can’t sweat, which I was concerned I might not survive the trip. As soon as I returned to the mainland, I broke out and turned red all over. UGH.
I haven’t been able to do much strenuous activities because of my break outs, and I’m afraid I might over heat. I feel like the environment plays a big part, along with diet of course. I eat almost everything, but in proportions. My recent allergy tests showed I’m allergic to a lot of the trees which I’m surrounded by, and I keep trying to avoid processed foods and dairy. (I keep turning back to them due to cravings). I did purchase this book and there are plenty of good pointers I’ve read- thanks Hives Guy! I’m going to start a new diet and see how this plays out. Trying to stay positive and strong.
Thanks for sharing your stories out there!