I was diagnosed with CU about 2 years ago - and no histamines seemed to work at all. I tried seemingly everything - chinese medicines, acupunture and all sorts.
My dermatologist put me onto UV light treatment, mostly used for people who suffer from psoriasis.
Interestingly enough, within a few weeks of UV light treatment, my CU completely cleared.
It comes back when I don;t havr the treatment so is only a temporary fix - but it has made huge changes to my life.
I hope this is of use.
|By the way, I now get CU on my chest, stomach, back, shoulders, arms, butt, hands (except for palms), legs and thighs, and feet (except for soles). Basically, my entire body except for the soles and palms of my hands and feet. It appears to have been spreading over the past few months, so I'm afraid it'll spread to my face soon too.|
|I'm 19. It's been really hard so far... I've tried to go out to run twice this week. The first time I was able to push through the hives for about 3-4 minutes running up and down my street, but it was too hard to overcome and I had to get myself cooled down because the torture was insane.
The second time (today) I went out and tried to run with sweatpants and a sweatshirt, and I lasted around 5 minutes before I felt like I was going to collapse. A friend I was running with had to take me inside because I was trembling.
I'm going to try again tomorrow, and keep trying because I'm missing out on things that are too important me. I'd also like to ask the people who ran through the hives in the past, how long were you able to push through the hives for? And, was the amount of CU attacks noticably less after you continued to use the sweat method?
PS. I'm not using any western medication at this time. Currently I'm taking vitamin pills, ginseng extracts, and following a colon cleansing diet. I believe it's best not to mix too many medications together, and antihistamine pills haven't done me much good in the past (Reactine, doctor said it has the same effects as Zyrtec).
From the sounds of it, you're able to sweat normally now? If so, I'd love to congratulate you on that! It gives me hope that I'd be able to go through it now too if I keep trying.
Now that you can sweat, it still sounds like you get the CU attacks. Have they not gone away?
I'm not sure I understand exactly what you mean. A glass pipe of what?