Hello, I am a young woman, currently a culinary student who has had this condition very severely for about 9 years now. Little hives that lump into big islands, itching, swelling, flushing, overheating, all of it. Reacts to the cold too.
Gym was a horror all through middle and high school. The weather is my enemy. Only lately it’s much worse, to the point that I go into anaphylactic shock, my blood pressure drops, I get dizzy, throw up, and can’t open my eyes or move because of the swelling and the low blood pressure. This has caused me a trip to the ER twice from school in the past 8 days.
My family is unsupportive, and today I was told by Chef that I can’t go to school anymore until I am better. I don’t think I can even find work under this condition. Antihistamines don’t work. Does anyone else have it this bad? I just feel alone because nobody seems to understand me or my condition. I am tired of allergists, ivs, blood tests, hospitals, bills, pills, and most of all the people around me.
Please help me get through this,