I am a 72-year-old male. I was diagnosed with cholinergic urticaria while in my 40’s after many years of no doctor was able to diagnose. Finally found one at NYU in New York City. Put on massive doses of antihistamines had no effect on condition but made me sick to the point of hospitalization.
After years of this treatment went to a general dr, for unrelated matter, was put on Paxil cr 25mg. As it built up in my system CU stopped. Several years later stopped the Paxil. CU returned. Went back on 25mg was symptom free for 10 years. Last week returned, even though still on Paxil cr 25mg. On my own increased dose to 50mg and will let you all know after build up period if this in fact puts it in remission again.
Today is 7 days after increase of dose — symptoms seem to be lessening.I believe I have refractory cu –antihistmines do not work on me. My cholinergic urticaria is severe with skin welting.
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