Do not read on if you don't want to see pictures of my medical afflictions!
Tuesday after work I noticed I was itchy. By the time we went for dinner it was out of control. I couldn't stop scratching my ear and head all through waiting for our pizza. I made an emergency run into a CVS for cream. Then another stop at Target on the way home for Benadryl because I wasn't comfortable in my own skin.
Then Wednesday I woke up like this. I took this in the car on the way to the hospital (my dr can't get me in same day. So frustrating)
They gave me a lot of perplex looks and decided it wasn't measles, chicken pocks or the bubonic plague and said that the meds they gave me when I was there LAST WEEK probably gave me hives. FUN TIMES! As I sat there the hives started bonding and forming mega hives. This was leaving the hospital 2 hours after first picture.
I had them all over my trunk but not below my knees or elbows. They were on my eyelid and in my ear!! They gave me some new rx and told me not to go to work and to go home and sleep it off because they were gonna knock me out.
By late afternoon they looked their worst. My neck and ear were BURNING.
I had a sleepless night where the meds made me SLEEPLESS and I woke up and my face at least is almost totally back to (my) normal. I only wore lipstick and mascara for fear of aggravating what ever the hell it was.
and as any normal person does... I posted it on Facebook and texted my family pictures. My dad thinks it was the meds, my friends think it was stress then my dad had to one up everyone and say it might be my new apartment.What ever it was, it sucked and I don't want to ever feel like that again. I am still itchy on my head and body but nothing like yesterday. Doctor google called it Prickly Heat AND stress. Which kinda makes sense since I had a large hive in the shape of a bra. HOT I tell ya.
I remember having full body hives once before in my life. I was a senior in high school and I had bronchitis. My mom took me to doctor and they gave me a med and I puffed up all over. I couldn't take a new med for the bronchitis until the hives were out of my system. I was a wreck. I got very skinny and had to get shots in my hips to get my levels back up. MOFO it hurts. I am prone to random rashes. Often. Nothing on this scale though.
I did get one thing accomplished though. I put a table cloth on my table.
My gram was HORRIFIED that I didn't have a table cloth. She told me she couldn't be expected to eat off my bare CLEAN table. She then proceeded to lay out her cloth napkin and go in the kitchen and get a paper one. grr. I haven't had a kitchen table since Florida 10 years ago, of course I didn't have one. I got this plastic one at Target. I'd have to wash it every meal if it were cloth.