This has been so helpful reading about all of your symptoms and findings. I first started noticing very small and localized urticaria about 3 months ago. I didn’t think much of it as I thought it was just the changing seasons. Then it started getting worse to the point that my whole body was covered with hives from my neck to the bottoms of my feet.
I’m not really sure if I can confidently label it as cholinergic urticaria just yet. I have been to an allergist and was able to rule out the initial 60 scratch tests as not being the cause. Still waiting on the blood work. After a really bad episode where my hands ended up completely swelling I decided to try changing up my diet.
I have cut out all dairy, wheat, gluten and processed sugars. I have found that the full body reactions have stopped and now I’m only really experiencing the hives and itching after a workout or in stressful situations (for example when I was being observed at work). I’m not sure exactly what my question is but wanted to share my experience and get some feedback if this does sound like what everyone else has experienced.