I’ve posted on this forum a few times before, with information about how I have reduced my symptoms. These being: A histamine free, allergy free, meat free diet and daily exercise- sweat therapy. While these techniques have helped my condition, it still hasn’t disappeared. I believe it is because these techniques don’t seek to find the cause of the problem.
The reason we have cholinergic urticaria is due to inflammation in the body. By taking antihistamines you’re essentially saying, “Something in my lifestyle is causing chronic inflammation, and my body is telling me this through daily rashes. But rather than find out what is causing the inflammation, I’m just going to subdue to warning signs my body is giving me”. No wonder none of us find relief from antihistamines. They aren’t resolving the problem.
From my reading, simply put, it seems most disease is caused my an excess or deficiency of nutrition. Too much saturated animal fat, additives, salt, refined sugar. Not enough vitamins and minerals. When these nutrients get out of balance, our bodies functioning goes out of balance too, and inflammation begins.
After over 2 years of dairy free, gluten free, no oil, low salt, meat free, histamine free diet I’m still not cured. What I realised is: I’ve removed bad nutrition without checking my levels of good nutrition. I thought, “There’s no way can I refine my diet further”, so I searched for another route to healthy freedom.
Through research I discovered a few NCBI scientific journals relating to deficiencies and chronic idiopathic urticaria. It seems that in all these studies they found a large proportion of the sufferers had low levels of B12 and iron.
I purchased 5000 mcg tablets of methylcobalamin (buy METHYL- not CYANO-cobalamin) for daily consumption. This is the very highest dose of B12 I could find on amazon. Check with a doctor that it is safe for you to take.
I was going to purchase iron, but it seems iron supplements usually come from heme-iron, are often poorly absorbed and can cause rashes themselves from allergic responses. Also, they seem to be damaging to the body in high doses. Instead I researched the best source of vegetarian iron (non- heme) and came across Organic, sulphate free, Blackstrap Molasses. I take 5 large tablespoons a day of Blackstrap Molasses (aprox. 100 grams) which provides approx. 100% of daily iron in a safe format. Be warned- it doesn’t taste good. I also eat 2 whole broccoli’s a day, which is also a good iron source on top.
For the last 2 weeks my cholinergic urticaria has gradually been improving. After runs the rash is very faint and disappears much faster than normal. This progress is ongoing and still improving, to the extent that I feel it’s sustainable without taking antihistamines now, which is a great feeling. I will update you on this site if I am fully cured/ still improving in 1-2 months.
Thanks- hope it helps- stay positive!