I have had cholinergic urticaria since I was 14. I only had realized one day walking home from school that my skin started to itch and sting. I checked my torso and realized my skin had started to turn red, and it wouldn’t stop.
I thought it might have been the woolen jersey I was wearing on a hot summers day, as it could have been a allergy of some sort. But I’ve been to the doctor many times about it, and all I got prescribed was some chemical free soap and antihistamine tablets.
I have recently stopped taking the antihistamine, as I saw nothing happening except for the first day of use, which made the stinging go away for that one day. It remains with me as to this day. I still soak up the summer sun and try to sweat out all the pain in agony it puts me through. I try to forget it’s there sometimes. It’s hard to, but I try my best to forget.
So, that is my story.
Thank you for reading,