Well after having Chronic Urticaria for 8 years, I am still trying to get this horrible condition resolved! I doubt it will ever go away, as it is a histamine release from within the body, and my blood cells just aren't fighting like they should! I am allergic to every anti histamine which has been prescribed to me, but am now on another lot, which is for Asthma sufferers, as there is a slight link between asthma and urticaria. So far so good, they seem to be working, but not when it is that time of month! nothing seems to work! I flare up also, if I am stressed, upset, too hot, cold, if i have applied to much pressure on my skin, ie belts, and certain shoes I cant wear anymore. I only found out last summer that I am allergic to Quinoline (yellow colouring), Erythrosine (cherry pink colouring) and Sodium Benzoate E211. These e numbers are mainly found in packaged foods, ie curry sauces etc. Also alchol is a big factor, so guess what, I hardly drink anymore. After producing some nasty photo evidence to my skin specialist, was I taken serious. I am now seeing my skin specialist every three months which is a blessing, but I think I know, that there isnt much more they can do for me.....I have another appointment in March, so I hope to keep you all posted. Well, I do sympathise with you all, and after 8 years, I know it is a horrible thing to have to live with.
Take it easy, and try not to get too stressed over it, as you will flare up!