I have a question going around and around my head so I thought I'd ask.....
When my mum was young she had urticaria, she grew out of it within a short time, but in her 60's she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Her younger sister has lupus (sle).
In my 30's I had urticaria, just a short bout, cause unknown but believed to be a reaction to some medication, I'm now 48 and have been diagnosed with vasculitis (GPA?).
My son is a teenager and he has been diagnosed wiith urticaria, he gets the rash when in contact with water - rain, tap, any water, he can drink it but washing, showering etc, where it contacts the skin, brings out the rash. We were told he would do as my mum and I did and grow out of it within a couple of years - four years on and although a bit improved nothing has really changed.
I am curious and wondered what other members think - is there a link or is it just coincidence that we have had/got these illnesses?