Sorry if my english is not that good, but you will get my point.
I ve had CU for 12 years, every autumn/winter, when is cold outside. There was a time when I felt like I am in hell, specially during winter 2007. I was afraid to go outside the house, thinking what is gonna happen during the hive outbreak. That hurt me more than anything in my life. On the pain scale from 1 to 10, that was 10, definitely. Like 1.000 wasps are stabbing me at one time all over the body.
I tried everyday running, sauna, anything that would make me sweat, and it helped, but it didnt solved the problem, of course. Nor it will, it is only temporary solution. Medicaments also didnt solved the problem (antihistamines).
Over the last 3-4 years CU outbreaks decreased during cold weather, but, its starting again last few days. On the scale, now it is maybe 4-5.
What helped me was changing my perception, changing my thoughts. “Change your thoughts, change your life”. That was the only solution.
I started looking at it as a way to change myself. I wasnt afraid anymore of the hives, I said to myself: Okay, go then, I am ready, strike me down, shoot. Would I be rolling on the floor because of the itches? Maybe, but I am ready. Would people watching me like “what is the matter with this fellow?”, probably will, but I dont care. I am ready to be knocked down and to stand up after that. It is not a joke, its like a quote from a Rockie movie: “It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward”.
I also like this quote, from Wayne Dyer:
“What is the palm trees’ secret to staying in one piece through huge, devastating storms? They bend almost down to the ground at times, and it’s that ability that allows them to survive.”
The pain didnt go immediately, but eventually, decreased. Didnt go away completely, still present, but as a reminder, for me.
A reminder that I should be thinking positively,without fear, or negative thoughts. Yes, the thoughts are causing the CU, nothing else. No organic cause.
Sometimes, in a way (not machosistic), I am happy when the hives start. Then I think of myself that I have to change, and that I am alive. “My skin is reacting, I am alive, there is huge energy inside of me that it has to be released somewhere”.
Of course, I would like em to go away. But, considering the given situation, I am ready to go as much as is needed. One time, the hives will stop. And that is it.
PS There is one more thing you can try – meditation and yoga. It can solve the problem.