Monthly Archives: October 2017

Mayday Mayday the cure is worse than the disease….

I know it’s been awhile. Things had been chugging along pretty well. Pretty much follow up appointments only. I had allergy testing that was a total bust which was funny not funny. I got some good bruising from the flying monster (okay insect) portion. I was found not to be allergic, which most people would be happy about. I am happy about the flying monster portion that’s cool. I can be a little less worried the next time a hornet flies by me and thinks I’m a rose, but the regular testing we don’t think came back right. The doctor was even confused by the results. I have had allergy testing before, this was my 4th time and every time I’ve had a long list of allergens. This time 1 came back positive. Which does not match the symptoms I am having. So back to the drawing board on that one.

So about a week ago I had to be put on 2 antibiotics. Well one was for 7 days and one was for 10 days. I finished the 7 day one and I was on day 8 of the 10 day one and I noticed my ear was super red..just one. I thought how odd…my ear didn’t hurt, it was just hot. So I showed my wife, she agreed it was odd, but neither of us could figure out a why. Next morning I wake up and I have a rash now covering my entire body. So I look at her and go oh I think I figured out WHY my ear was red….so I went to the ER. Doctor took one look at the rash and asked about new medications and said BINGO! You are allergic to ______.

ARE YOU FREAKIN’ KIDDING ME??!!! I was on the medicine for 8 days just fine and then this happens? Apparently with this medicine it is common to have a later reaction because it has to build up in your system. So needless to say I am off that medicine, it will now be in all my charts, and I informed my pharmacist. So this was definitely a case of the cure was worse than the disease. So of course when you have an allergic reaction of this magnitude you take oral steroids and then supplement with antihistamines. My history with oral steroids is not a good one. They make me hungry! So I am going to try very hard not to eat everything in the house in the next week while I am taking them.

I am glad that the reaction is clearing up, I have a follow up with my primary care doctor set for this week. I know he will be so glad to see me again this week. I think at this point I need to just make a standing appointment. It’s been a rough couple of weeks for me. I figure now I am on the upswing so things should calm down. I also need to make a couple of calls because I think it’s time to schedule a couple of follow up appointments.

Fall is here, it’s getting cooler. Hoping to get outside and sit and enjoy the cooler weather. I like fall before it gets too cold for my hardware, it’s a fine balance for me. Enjoy your day! Remember life is short…eat dessert first!

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