I have been dealing with these hives and rash since before Christmas. I was even told originally it was poison ivy. lol!!! I have been to two doctors, my family doctor and an allergist (whom she sent me to) and on Monday I have an appointment to see a dermatologist. Not sure if he will have any answers or not. The allergist just said he would see me in two weeks. My medical doctor and my nephrologist were really upset that he didn't do any allergy testing. After looking at my list of medications, he automatically said it was one of my blood pressure pills...the hydralazine often causes reactions. He told me to stop taking it immediately. I called my kidney specialist (nephrologist) and told her what was going on. She said I couldn't just stop taking my blood pressure pills because of the problems I have with my bp. However she called me in another medication and I did stop the hydralazine. However the rash and hives have only gotten worse since Monday even without taking the hydralazine. I don't know how long it takes for the medication to get out of my system. I just have to be very careful with my new medication as the last time she had me on it, my pulse slowed down to 40 and I was almost to tired to move. As Ken reminded me, I was to tired to breathe.
My instructions are to keep a very close eye on my bp and heart rate and to call her every two days and give her my readings...sooner if they go too high or too low.
I am so glad that God walks with me always. He carries me when I can no longer do it alone. Thank you, Lord for your many blessings. I know it could be much worse and I am very thankful for the many lessons I have learned...and how much stronger I am due to them!!!
Be sure to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you and give them a great big hug!!! We are never promised tomorrow and need to take advantage of every day!!!
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy whatever life brings your way.
Blessings, love and hugs,
PRAYERS and PRAYER WARRIORS
BLESSINGS AND ANSWERED PRAYERS
SMILES and HUGS
My wonderful family and a loving husband. I love you!!!
Enough "bad" things to keep life interesting
Heat and electricity for our home
Plenty of healthy food
Thankful for each new day that I am given!!!
Unexpected twists and turns in our lives
God is in the "miracle" business!!!
Thank you, Lord, for your guidance and patience with me!
Too many positives and blessings to list them all here....Praise the Lord!!!