PTSD after full or partial remission from cholinergic urticaria and other forms of chronic urticaria
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Hey for those who are still ill and suffering from this illness, I wish you a speedy recovery. However, for those like me who have achieved full or partial remission, while on or off medication, do any of you feel a lingering fear whenever you feel even an itch?
For me sometimes, even though I rarely get symptoms anymore, I'm sometimes too scared to run or go in the sun for long distances, fearing that the hives might just come back and I'll be stuck far from home without anywhere to cool down. Or if I get a small itch, I start to get really anxious. One thing many CU sufferers can only relate to is that feeling, like an aura before a seizure, is this feeling you get before you itch because you feel your heart race or body temp go up. Every time this happens, I fear an itch is coming and I am relieved when nothing happens. Nevertheless, every time I get hot or excited, I still tends in anticipation.
Yes I know I'm rambling. I've only been in this sweet limbo of partial/full remission for 7-8 weeks so maybe I'm still not used to being cured.
For those of you who are doing well now, did you ever experience these emotional responses? If so, how did you deal?
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