Just a quick warning to people taking hot showers and my story.
I used to sweat a lot before last winter when I took a few showers that were a little too hot, and since then I’ve developed the heat allergy. The first year was easy since it only happened for about 2-3 minutes once in the morning and from there on I sweated easily, but now I share many if not all symptoms I’ve read here (can’t exercise, laugh, talk to people, get warm in any way).
Oddly enough when the hives break out I also start to shiver from cold, even if it’s hot, and get chicken skin all over my body which helps cool it down since I can’t sweat.
Recently I saw someone here talking about suicidal thoughts and I can totally understand that since I’ve been through it myself, getting angry at the allergy brings it out even more and that makes me even more mad (imagine being in the gym for 2 hours while itching yourself every 20 seconds for 4 months).
In the summer I don’t have the heat rashes but instead feel very nervous and angry for as long until I cool myself down. Also my legs get filled with dark-red spots from feet to hips and also forearms which really feel like burning through-out the day.
Anyway, it felt good to write what I’ve been feeling for the last year and that people with heat allergy aren’t alone. Currently I’ve got some doctor appointments waiting and I hope to receive some of the medication that’s been written about in the forums.