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What People Living With Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria Want You to Know

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You don't know what it's like until you have it


Relaxation
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Know how to take care of yourself


Stressed woman.
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The anxiety never goes away


Exhausted woman.
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Coping can get exhausting


Woman washing hair in the shower.
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CIU is unpredictable


Looking to future concept.
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It's life changing


A woman laying in bed holding her stomach from an IBD flare.
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It's often debilitating


Young woman rubbing eyes feeling poorly.
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You feel allergic to yourself


Woman leaning against the couch in a bad mood.
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It's constantly on your mind


Kristina Brooks

Kristina Brooks

Kristina Brooks was a digital editor at HealthCentral with a background in animal biology, ecology, and health science. While studying broadcast journalism, she discovered the great need for health reporters that could translate research to the public. In her work, she hopes to use research to help consumers make smart decisions about their healthcare, and empower patients to stay confident and in charge of their chronic conditions. She helped launch HealthCentral's inaugural MythWeek.