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Cholinergic Urticaria

Posted by
Chris on July 10, 2001 at 03:30:03:

I've had Cholinergic Urticaria for about 6 months now, I've tried antihistimines like Zyrtec, Claritin, Hydroxyzine, Benadryl, and now I'm currently taking Allegra but i dont see signs of it working yet. Please help me, I wanted to order a medicine called CalMax but my parents didnt want me to take it because its not FDA approved plus they think it may have side effects.

Have James and Doug recovered from this terrible condition? Do you know any antihistimine that will surely work, do you know anything i can try??? Please Help Me, I Need Your Help, I Have Problems Showering Because Of This Condition, Its Summertime now and i dont go out because of this condition. Please Help Me.



Re: Cholinergic Urticaria

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 11, 2001 at 07:12:57:

In Reply to: Cholinergic Urticaria posted by Chris on July 10, 2001 at 03:30:03:

Chris,

What is the cause of your condition?

Walt



Re: Cholinergic Urticaria

Posted by Chris on July 11, 2001 at 07:31:09:

In Reply to: Re: Cholinergic Urticaria posted by Walt Stoll on July 11, 2001 at 07:12:57:

I dont know what causes it, when it gets warm thats when i start to brake out in hives and itch and flare. I went to allergy doctors and I took blood tests and they all came up negative. Did Doug and James know what caused their condition?



Re: Cholinergic Urticaria

Posted by
Max on July 11, 2001 at 21:37:50:

In Reply to: Cholinergic Urticaria posted by Chris on July 10, 2001 at 03:30:03:

Hi Chris-

I too have cholinergic urticaria. I can no longer exercise, sun bathe, or get nervous! I am a very physical person and this has been an incredibly difficult adjustment. It's a relief to know I'm not the only one out there suffering from this strange affliction.

A few months ago, I went the route Dr. Stoll suggested (in previous posts) regarding cholinergic urticaria-- I went to see a hypnotherapist. This was very effective in learning how to handle the horrible itching without losing my mind. However, I still cannot exercise, or tolerate heat. I am about to embark on a serious SR commitment. Chris, have you ever considered this could be emotional? I know, for myself, that I am an extremely stressful person. I think CU may be an explosion of all the stress I have internalized over the years.

Dr. Stoll, can you tell us a little bit more about this condition? My case is kind of interesting: a few years ago I had anaphylaxis to sea food. Then I developed food and smell sensitivities. Then cold urticaria, and now CU. I also have strange throat and tongue sensations throughout the day as well as some shaking and muscle weakness. What exactly is a cholinergic reaction? Have any of your patients successfully over come this condition through SR?

Thanks for leading us in the right direction regarding SR, I am very hopeful.
Max





Re: Cholinergic Urticaria

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 12, 2001 at 10:21:22:

In Reply to: Re: Cholinergic Urticaria posted by Chris on July 11, 2001 at 07:31:09:

Hi, Chris.

I think you have posted the wrong diagnosis. What you are describing is simple chronic hives and the solution is in the archives.

Cholinergic urticaria are commonly caused by liver failure.

Walt



Re: Cholinergic Urticaria (Acteylcholine) Archive in hives.

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 13, 2001 at 08:55:27:

In Reply to: Re: Cholinergic Urticaria posted by Max on July 11, 2001 at 21:37:50:

Hi, Max.

The "cholinergic" relates to acetylcholine. This means that it comes directly from the brain and stress showing itself directly in the nerve production of acetylcholine.

This is just a fancy way of saying that it is caused by stress---exactly what this 'site has been saying for years.

You know that doctors have a penchant for making big words for simple concepts. This helps keep health mysterious to the consumer and elevates the doctor to the level of the old time priests who had their "mysteries".

Walt



Re: Cholinergic Urticaria

Posted by The Poet on July 13, 2001 at 13:00:01:

In Reply to: Re: Cholinergic Urticaria posted by Walt Stoll on July 12, 2001 at 10:21:22:

I dont have any problems with my liver. The dermotalogist said i had Cholinergic Uticaria. What could be my problem then if its not Cholingeric Uticaria, and what is the cure or treatment for it? And by the way or you a doctor?



Re: Cholinergic Urticaria

Posted by Chris on July 13, 2001 at 13:05:37:

In Reply to: Re: Cholinergic Urticaria posted by The Poet on July 13, 2001 at 13:00:01:

Sorry that was me, i typed in The Poet accidentally because i use that name on another website.

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Thanks Dr. Stoll

Posted by
Max on July 16, 2001 at 19:36:51:

In Reply to: Re: Cholinergic Urticaria (Acteylcholine) Archive in hives. posted by Walt Stoll on July 13, 2001 at 08:55:27:

It really pisses me off how doctors continue to mystify illnesses. Maybe we're giving them too much credit! Maybe they're just too stupid to question what they're being taught in medical school.

well thanks for confirming that this is stress related. I have already started SR twice a day. Wish me luck!

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Re: Cholinergic Urticaria (Acteylcholine) Archive in hives.

Posted by
Laurie Minor on July 26, 2001 at 09:18:55:

In Reply to: Re: Cholinergic Urticaria (Acteylcholine) Archive in hives. posted by Walt Stoll on July 13, 2001 at 08:55:27:

Please let me know if you can get me some info about angioedema



Re: Cholinergic Urticaria (Acteylcholine) Archive in hives.

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 28, 2001 at 10:13:26:

In Reply to: Re: Cholinergic Urticaria (Acteylcholine) Archive in hives. posted by Laurie Minor on July 26, 2001 at 09:18:55:

Hi, Laurie.

Angioedema is just an advanced form of chronic hives. The treatment and causes are the same. Conventional medicine is enamored with naming things so the patient is "kept in her place".

Walt

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Re: Cholinergic Urticaria

Posted by
Barbie on August 15, 2001 at 14:27:37:

In Reply to: Cholinergic Urticaria posted by Chris on July 10, 2001 at 03:30:03:

I have had Urticiria for about 6 years now. I seem to get it when I get a hot bath or going for walks and get hot. Do you know if this is something that will ever go away? What is the average time a person has this? Thanks for your help

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