I’ve suffered from Cholinergic Urticaria since I was in my early teens am now in my early thirties–so about twenty years. It all began when there was a heat wave. I live in the UK so you can imagine heat waves like the one which triggered my condition is rare. My body became covered in head to toe in the whirls and hives which only wanted to spread. I was so hot and skin so painful it hurt to move.
My mother phoned the doctors and was given antihistamines. Went to specialists and the like until they told me what I was suffering from. I’ve been on a number of different types of antihistamines over the years. It’s something I’ve learned to live with and control. I know the warning signs and know how to stop the worse of it.
The antihistamines stop the rash and itching most times. Although it doesn’t stop the feelings of heat stroke if I get too hot, like feeling dizzy and faint. The doctors say my condition is worse than most who suffer from this. I was wondering if others ever feel as worse as I do when heat is too much. It’ll be interesting to hear from people who suffer from the same as I. As I’ve never heard from anyone with the same condition.