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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Hives are a girl's best friend...NOT!

You know that glorious massage I blabbed about last week? Well aaaaaapparently, I'm super allergic to whatever godforsaken oils they used because ever since I have been one effed up hive-y mess. Yep. Hives. Hives on my arms; hives on my legs; throw in some hives behind my knees and around my ankles too for good measure because we can't contain the misery to just one part of my body. Nope, we have to be miserable allllll ovah... And I specifically said "do not massage my feet because I hate when people touch my feet and I will karate-kick you in the face if you touch my feet" and yet the top of my feet were breaking out too. What the hell is up with that?!

Take my hives plus seasonal allergies that on Monday caused my eye to swell to the point that it looked like I got into a fight (and lost) and, as you can imagine, I was one pleasant, attractive beast. I win the wife-of-the-year award too because all I did all week was complain and whine and complain some more about how awful I felt and how itchy I was and how I was pretty sure that I was going to die. Justin kept telling me to go to the doctor and he tried to make me comfortable. Gracyn, thank the heavens above, has been sleeping pretty much through the night (only waking maybe once) so it hasn't been all bad.

I went to the dermatologist on Monday (who didn't think it was related to the massage oils but that's what I'm blaming it on because that's the only thing that is/was different about my day-to-day life) and she had me start taking twice the dosage of Allegra plus twice the dosage of some heartburn medication PLUS benadryl. Holy antihistamines, batman. That would have been all fine and dandy except I'm pretty sure the heartburn medicine actually GAVE me heartburn because I was seriously having chest pains and difficulty breathing and I STILL had hives. Ain't nobody got time for hives plus a heart attack so I stopped taking that shit and went back to my normal generic OTC drugs. My eyes are no longer puffy and I can breath normally again but I'm still all itchy.
I'm home with Gracyn tomorrow so we might have a girls day and trek it to urgent care to see if I can get a topical cream or steroid or something 'cuz I am over it.

Everything I've read online (which is never a good thing because once you enter your symptoms into the symptom checker, they always say you have cancer or something) says people can suffer from chronic hives for 6 months or more (WTF!). I'm realllllly reallllllly hoping that this is not the case because I don't think I can mentally handle that sort of diagnosis.

Fingers crossed!

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