Three months ago I started having painful itches all around my chest and my back. I live in Israel, and I am an IDF soldier. Doctors in the army aren’t really helpful–they question you a lot and refuse to give you “resting days.” Anyway, I was finally diagnosed after a month with cholinergic urticaria.
Nowadays, my urticaria is the worst that has ever been. I suffer mostly from anxiety. Every time I laugh, talk with strangers, meet up with friends, I suffer from itching pain. Sometimes even phone calls give me itches, and the pain is unbearable. My chest gets all warm, and the only thing that helps me is cooling the area and lying down relaxing my breath.
I can no longer leave my house without suffering , or enjoy a conversation with a person whom I am not familiar or feel 100% comfortable with. I tried AERIUS and allergy, but they just made me feel sick and didn’t help at all.
I am really struggling and I really need something to take down the pain even by a little. If anyone can help me, it would be very nice.
I’d really appreciate any help.
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