People, even doctors and health professionals, dismiss CIU as nothing of major concern for most people, even going as far as to tell them they are either imagining things or supplying them with antihistamines and then hoping they wont have to deal with these people (mainly, in my opinion, because doctors don’t know what this condition is and they have not been trained to be doctors as doctors traditionally were: scientifically inclined individuals who investigated and came to the best logic and reasoning).
Unfortunately, this approach has been replaced to a large degree by doctors who come out of “doctor mills” due to a growing population, and use the excuse of not being able to “know everything” to dismiss conditions they don’t know anything about. They simply don’t have the education and ability to address CIU. In fact, asking them to help with the condition may even anger some doctors, as they know they don’t have the education to address any real condition that would require a highly trained scientific individual.
My concern for the aforementioned is the following: I know many people have severe symptoms as I have read in news reports of some women who is home bound and covered in hives through the day. She lost all her friends and is basically a shut in.
The fact of the matter is that I would say a majority of people in a “severe” category simply would just commit suicide, the reason being that doctors need persuading and convincing just to get over the counter antihistamines which can run, in Canada mind you, about $100 a month (and no, health insurance does not cover CU medication).
What I’m afraid of is that people with severe CIU are suiciding due to distress and extreme emotional and physical pain. But it is going unnoticed and unchecked, because there is no sign of the condition, so it would seem to any person, that this individual was stressed out and a shut in for a few months, then just killed themselves.
We need to somehow begin studies and recruit real scientists to our cause. This I admit will be difficult due to the fact that people usually get this condition for 1-3 months, and the people who suffer for longer, once they are cured, never want to hear about this condition again in their lives.
Regardless, something has to be done, or I’m afraid more people might just suicide as there is no end to the levels of pain for severe cases.