Apr 25, 2010Oh well things were going great for me until Saturday morning...bad reaction to pain medication. I had not been taking any pain mediction except for one dose every night before bed for incisional discomfort. So around midnite Friday into Saturday I took half a dose. As I was watching TV I noticed my elbows were itchy...this isn't strange sice I have psoirisas and it is execerbated with stress and season changes. So I went upstairs to sleep. When I woke in morning around 7am I noticed some elevate perfectly round areas on my upper thighs(flea bites I was thinking). In my typical manner went shopping with my mom and sister. while we were shopping I noticed that I had a bump on my lip then all hell brok loose and I had 3 x 3 inch welts all over my arms and legs and my feet and hands started to swell.
So in my typical healthcare worker sense called the covering surgeon to see how much benadryl I could take....increased the benadryl and proceeded to sit in my chair...By the time my sister came upstairs while I was waiting for the benadryl to kick in my lips had swelled and I looked like I had injections in my lips. She promptly put me in the car and drove me to the ER. As I walked in the door they asked me if I could breathe I said yes they put me in a wheelchair immediatly wheeled me into a trauma room and started IV and drew labs. So I had a dose of steroids IV Zantac and Benadryl then sat for four hours. They sent me home on steriods and zantac. Other than this I have had a great recovery I have been walking and trying to fit in most of my food that is needed and the good news is I am done 36 pounds since April 1st. So the saga continues I am on hold right now with my primary care office to follow up on the Saturday incident.