I have suffered through Cholinergic Urticaria for about 5 years now. This started in my late years of high school till now (22yo). When I found this site and read some of the symptoms, it amazed me how accurate it was to what I was experiencing.
I had been to so many different doctors/dermatologists/immunologists and none of them would flat out give or tell me anything about treating this condition. CU affected my life so much that I became mildly depressed, dropped out of gym training and neglected my studies. I feel sorry for anyone who is suffering through this condition.
After a few days of taking the extract as prescribed I noticed I was having a reduction in symptoms occurring during my regular days. So I decided to test myself and really heat up. At first I still had the uncomfortable feeling that came with every rash however this time I noticed there were no spots. I continued taking the extract and now at 2 weeks I am able to do anything. I haven’t had a CU rash in sight.
So what has “cured’ me?
Simply something known as Stinging Nettle Root Extract. When I found this site I saw a forum post of someone who tried this and saw positive results. So after looking about my family through a friend helped me find a homeopathic pharmacy which could create the extract for me. If anyone is in the Sydney Australia area and interested in this the pharmacy is Newton’s Pharmacy 119 York Street, Sydney. They create a liquid dose that you take 3 times a day before meals.
If anyone reading this tries the extract I wish you the best of luck. This condition is horrible and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. If you are not in Sydney look to your local area or even Amazon, I believe that is where the original post I read about had bought his.