Hey guys, I had almost lost my hope that I would ever be writing this thread any time soon, but it finally happened. If you’re wondering who I am, my last two threads were (Still walking through misery (slightly better)) and (I am walking through hell).
So I was almost certain that my cholinergic urticaria will not go away for the summer, because during these last months of spring when it was warm outside (22-25 C), at first it was horrible, slightest move would result in hives, so I was always luring in the shadows. Then it got a little better, and in order to get sweaty I had to reach a higher temperature than before, but it still was horrible, because it was getting hotter and hotter. So I snapped and lost my patience and ordered myself a portable steam sauna.
After it arrived, I tried it the same day, and I was probably too optimistic and thought that it would cure my symptoms right away, so after getting out of the sauna and taking shower I went outside with my friends and tried to play basketball, it was hot but windy outside. Well I thought that because I just used the sauna, I would not itch for the rest of the day, but nope, after a few minutes of playing I got hot and started to itch, of course I got very angry and thought like “what the heck, this was my last idea and it doesn’t even work”.
I used the portable sauna after two days again, and I still itched afterwards, same goes with the third day. (By the way, after the sauna I am extremely light headed and dizzy for a few minutes). Fourth time (yesterday) I used the sauna, moved inside to get myself even hotter (in the sauna itself I don’t get itching, well I do, but it’s for only like 30 seconds, and mostly my scalp is itchy, it goes away quick). I took a shower, took a quick rest and when I started cleaning and packing the sauna up, of course I got warm, but I didn’t get the slightest itch that time and noticed that my forehead got a tiny amount of sweat.
So, today came, I am currently taking driving lessons in another city, I went there in the morning 9:30, and this week is hot here, like 27-32 C, so I was already curious if I will itch or not. So, I am waiting for my instructor, I am staying in the sun, it is hot, and out of nowhere I feel that I should get my itching, but instead, I didn’t. Okay, I’m happy.
Instructor arrives, 30 minutes into the lesson, my whole back is sweaty, hands extra sweaty. After getting home I was sweaty like a pig, got sweat on my back, little on the belly, little on the arms, face, it never felt so good to sweat and enjoy the heat without itching.
I don’t know if it was the sauna that helped me to get into sweating again or what, but I’m feeling good, maybe symptoms will come back when the weather cools down, but for now I am happy that I can be in the heat again, feels so good 🙂