Hello again, sorry to split these chronic urticaria?posts up, I kind of start off all fired up, but then after typing for about half an hour I lose some momentum, plus I often think people get board of reading after a while, don’t you think.
OK, let’s continue talking about my chronic urticaria symptoms.. By the way I don’t mean this to be self indulgent, I just figured it might help urticaria sufferers who feel isolated or feel like their the only ones with the condition, that’s how I used to feel.
Recent Chronic Urticaria Symptoms:
My infrequent but severe urticaria-angiodema episodes continued for over 15 years, sometimes the urticaria attacks happened every couple of months, but more often the problem only occurred a couple of times a year. This same condition continued into my mid 30′s and then seemed to stop for around 18 months, no idea why, possibly a change in hormonal balance, who knows?.
I didn’t give this urticaria free period much thought at the time, mainly due to the fact that my urticaria condition was on the whole sporadic and infrequent.
But some time later I found myself wishing my urticaria condition had stayed the same, yes they were severe, but at least I knew that once the urticaria/angiodema attack had gone through it’s cycle I would be free for months. It was like the severe attacks were the body’s way of burning up all the harmful toxins and revitalizing me.
After this quite period things took a turn for the worse & I found myself living with chronic urticaria on a daily basis. I can’t be sure why the urticaria started again & neither could my doctor or the dermatologists, the best analogy I received was as follows.
Does This Best Describe Chronic Urticaria?
Imagine your body as a glass, the glass will only hold so much liquid, when the glass is full the liquid will spill out of the glass.
Now compare that to your body, We know that certain things irritate or act as an allergen for some and not for others, these factors are often referred to as toxins, the body is in many cases unable to dissipate many of these toxins (irritants), leaving them to build up, chronic urticaria could be the result of the body’s metaphorical glass spilling over because it’s full. Thus the chronic urticaria.
Of course there’s quite a lot more to it, but I happen to subscribe to the above analogy, it certainly explained a lot to me.
Getting back to my later chronic urticaria symptoms, well, this time they were different, I suffered with chronic idiopathic urticaria almost every single day. I didn’t get the urticaria wheals and swelling all over my body as before.
Chronic Urticaria Every Day…
No, from this point on my chronic urticaria manifested itself daily on my face and head. I suffered daily with lumps under my hair, urticaria wheals (rings) behind my ears and the back of my neck, on my forehead and down each side of my face were either lumps which looked like I had just been hit with a large piece of wood or something, or urticaria wheal, which were more like welts as they were still round but all the same colour.
These welts grew and merged like before, sometimes growing into large angiodema type swelling (lumps), only staying to on the side of my face and forehead, (I know, weird). Occasionally I would get swelling at the bridge of my nose and into the corner of my eyes, plus smaller lumps dotted here and there over the rest of my face (these were more like large under the skin spots)
So there you have it, these were my daily chronic urticaria symptoms, some days were worse than others, but there was hardly a day that went past without some form of urticarial rash on either my face, head or both, & that’s how it was for over a decade until I found a solution.
- solar urticaria
The Sun Really Helped My Urticaria
-Until I Started Suffering With Solar Urticaria as well..
The only time the urticarial rash would disappear or become less of a problem was when I took my two week holiday in the sun, Apparently the high levels of Vitamin d absorbed via the suns UV really helps & it did for many years, until I developed a linked condition called Solar Urticaria.
Within 3 days of being in the sun I would come out thousands of tiny little hives all over my chest, shoulders and back, which basically stopped me being in the sun.. At this point I realised that I really had to do something about my chronic urticarial condition… That is apart from the normal traditional stuff, which in my case just didn’t work.
I should point out that Solar urticaria is not a major problem for me as I know it is for some chronic urticaria sufferers, mine only appears after about 2-3 days in the sun.
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