Hives. Day 18.

Worse than ever. All over chest, hands, arms, neck, jawbone, knees, thighs. Absolutely miserable.

Had a shot of steroids yesterday. Taken today: 3 Atarax, 1 Singulair. No better now than BEFORE 3 Atarax and 1 Singulair. Need to pick up from pharmacy and take today: 1 Prednazone, 1 Tagamet. Don’t have high hopes about the state of hives afterwards because the SHOT of steroids didn’t work, don’t see what a lower dosage in PILL form is going to do other than make me MORE moody and bloated.

Tomorrow I have an appointment with a doctor. Third doctor in two weeks. Will walk in and demand referral to allergist. Don’t talk, don’t look, don’t tell me you’ve seen worse, don’t give me more drugs that are going to make me irritable and tired and bloated and NOT ANY FUCKING BETTER. Just referral to allergist, please/thank you.

Now, I’m off to pick up all perishable food from refrigerator and drive it to my moms house so it doesn’t spoil before Friday when they can bring us the new WORKING one. Don’t have much to take… only about $200 worth of food I bought Monday to feed the little brother all week.

Hope your week is going better than mine.

The End.

9 thoughts on “Hives. Day 18.

  1. Hey Anna, might want to try changing your Laundry detergent. ESP if you use TIDE alot of people i know get hives from that. you should use something that is free and clear of perfumes and dyes. I know certain weeds make me get hives too. it sucks, but im glad my mom is a Allergy and Asthma nurse.. NO waiting at the Dr’s office EVER!!

  2. I really really really wish I could tell you that! The doctor today gave me my referral though. So I have to finish up the next four days or Prednazone then wait a week and call the allergist and go see them. He made it really clear that there’s about a 20% chance they will find out what it is in the initial stages of testing and that hopefully if I get it again I can start narrowing down what I’ve been exposed to.

  3. [Comment ID #3934 Will Be Quoted Here]

    So, I guess I can change detergents. But I’ve used the SAME STUFF for at least three years now. I don’t know why SUDDENLY it would start giving me a reaction.

    I’m pretty sure that’s one of the things they will test when I go to the allergist.

  4. Body has strange chemistry.. I used to be mildly allergic to onions.. that’s gone. I used this tanning lotion for a month and suddenly it triggered my eczema.. dermatologist said sometimes it takes a while for your skin to react.. YEARS, i’m not sure, but its worth trying.

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