Hello, I just want to say I lived with this disorder sense 12 years old. Dr. Couldn't tell me why I was breaking out in hives plus I would swell over most of my body.
By the time I would arrive too hospital or Dr. It was gone. Lol. One day I went to see a Dr. Not related to the rash and hives. I was sitting in the examining and started to get hives. The dr. Walk in and as me "why do you have these hive" I told him it only happens when I get cold.
He know right away and gave it a name... (Urticaria ) I was so happy, but very little was known about Urticaria at that time.
As a fact, one of his office staff had Urticaria . The girl had it much worse then mine, she would pass out .
I want to say I have lived with it for many years. But there are just little things I need to do to cope and protect myself. All my friends know about it, and a most before going in an operation room to tell them to keep me warm. They wrap me in warm blankets .
By the way I'm 64 years. And doing fine . I hope in some way this helps some one.