I’m 20 years old and have been getting heat-induced hives on and off for years, but the past year has really taken a toll on me. I was finally diagnosed with cholinergic urticaria earlier this year. My hives don’t tend to appear immediately, but they appear in the morning when I wake up either as a result of exercising the day before or even just from my body temperature going up at night, despite keeping my house very cold.
I take 10 mg xyzal, 10mg singulair, and 300mg zantac but the only thing that manages to get rid of my hives are emergency room or doctors visits where they give me steroids. I’m a very active person who loves running, hiking, and rock climbing, but I can’t do those things anymore without fear of another emergency room visit. Even going for walks outside in the summer has been an issue and I’ve been in urgent care or the emergency room at least 10 times this past year.
I’ve tried pretty much every h1 and h2 antihistamine, and I’m at unsure of what to do at this point. I have no issue sweating and in fact, when I sweat a lot is when my hives tend to be their worse, so I don’t think sweat therapy is a good option for me. I’m at the point where I’ve had multiple doctors tell me they don’t know how else to help me, has anyone had a similar experience?