This is my first post and I’m hoping that some of you lovely people can help shed a little light on what’s going on........ I honestly feel like I’m going mental.
From being 15 I have had Cold Urticaria - when being outside, or using cold water I have experienced a rash, itching etc.
However, May 2017 saw a sudden shift and I had a severe anaphylactic episode and now I have to carry epi pens. I get severe reactions daily, and my daily life is struggle. I am under the care on immunology and the next step for me is immunosuppressant drugs........ which accidentally led me to discovering Lupus. Although, there are many different symptoms in the way it presents, a vast majority I have suffered majorly with since being 15. I really want to speak with my consultant about it, but feel like he’ll dismiss it and put it down to my allergy. I don’t want to appear like a hypochondriac.
My questions are
Does anyone also experience Cold Urticaria with lupus?
And how might I best approach this subject with my consultant?
Thank you so much for you advice and help in advance.