Monday, September 09, 2013
I will make it short...I was in ER last night over 3 hours and was taken promptly into triage and examining room but had to wait for doctor and she made me wait almost an hour after taking medicine to control an allergic reaction (cause unknown). Luckily the only shortness of breath I had was my usual mild asthma and added anxiety due to the reaction.
It started with itching, urticaria (small hives) with redness that started on my neck around 2:00 p.m. and kept getting worse and spread to my chest, back of neck, back of ears, scalp and after medication spread to my upper back, also.
I was finally sent home when my temp and blood pressure normalized and my oxygen saturation was 98 to 100 the whole time.
As I said, the cause is unknown so I am keeping track of everything I am eating today, but it also could have been some kind of bug bite that I didn't notice or an environmental allergy (perhaps something in my home).
I was given 4 prescriptions including prednisone and did not get home until 2:00 a.m. after going to 2 drug stores as the first one was not enrolled in my health plan. I called in sick as I am still bumpy and now have a whopping headache that acetaminophen did not help at all. I probably will try my inhaler and then Imitrex if it does not go away soon but will call my pharmacy to see if Imitrex is okay to take with all my meds.