I wanted or share what has worked for me to effectively prevent my cholinergic urticaria that would effect me terribly during the first 20 minutes or so of exercising. I’ve been fighting this problem for well over 15 years with minimal success and was surprised that what I’m going to share made any difference.
Before and during the first 15 minutes of working out, I breathe in large amounts of air and breathe out … Usually ten-twenty large inhales and exhales. I would do this to the point of almost lightheadedness, then breathe normally. I was doing this just to make sure I had sufficient oxygen before running, but the impact on my cholinergic urticaria was amazing.
I went from virtually unbearable attacks during exercise to virtually unnoticed. I don’t know why or if this is a real thing …but it’s worked for me now many times, so I think it may be a real thing?
I’d love to have some others test this to see if anyone else has similar positive experiences?