I’ve had cholinergic urticaria for about 18 years now. I first showed symptoms right after the birth of my second daughter. I had it for several years consistently then it just went a away for a couple years and came back relentlessly over the past 5 years or so.
My doctors have called it many things over the years (exercise induced hives, physical urticaria, and most recently cholinergic urticaria) and have been very dismissive of it until my most recent doctor who finally had me start taking Lortadine daily.
However, none of my doctors have ever really given me much information on the cause of it. So I was interested when I found this site.
I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2012. We were unable to really pinpoint when the MS became active because the major flare I had resulting in my DX uncovered that I in fact had several old lesions from previous flares.
Being my that multiple sclerosis is an auto immune disorder of the nervous system, and that upon reading information on this site CU is also thought to be an autoimmune disorder of the nervous system, I have to wonder if there is a link between the two?