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Rough week !

Friday, February 15, 2013

What an ugly week this has been !

Monday night around 10pm - had a skin reaction to one of my PM meds, most likely the baby aspirin. I developed a burning, itchy, red rash that spread quickly. I've had this type of reaction before to other meds so I knew immediately what it was and what to expect. It's nasty, nasty, nasty. The rash comes with swelling, then blisters and peels. Within an hour of the rash starting we had gone to the store for some benadryl and cortisone cream and I started them right away. The quickest I ever got started on treatment. (same treatment my doc always prescribes) So far so good. It seems to be subsiding.


Wednesday - I had side effects from the benadryl - shakey, weak, nauseated, pounding headache. I always have problems with antihistamines and avoid them. But the benadryl was a necessary evil. I only took a total of 4 doses before the side effects kicked in, and took the last dose around midnite Tuesday.

Today - all side effects from the benadryl are gone. The rash seems to be improving, no blistering. Got my fingers crossed.

Haven't focused much on my exercise or healthy eating this week. Now that I'm feeling better I can get re focused again.

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    Quick thinking! Glad you were able to control it, and know just what to do.

    Next week will be a better week!
    1894 days ago
    So sorry to hear of the reaction! What a bummer.

    HUGS and hope you're feeling better.
    1894 days ago
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  • 2BEHEALTHY2014
    How frustrating that the treatment made you feel worse. Glad it's over now.
    1894 days ago
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