When allergies attack!

My whole face is swollen up.

I got into something I am allergic to, but I don’t know what it is.

I’m allergic to Benadryl and most “allergy” meds, so I can’t use those to help.

I really need some steroids, but I sat in the ER waiting room for 4 hours hacking my head off and itching my face and I still had at least five people ahead of me. That always turns into ten because people come in with chest pain etc.

So…

I left.

I am so itchy. Like my eyes are burning and my face is on fire, especially my nose.

I have a blinding headache and I thought I was going to lose my dinner right there in the waiting room. At least the nausea has passed.

I could sit there anymore.

It was getting more surreal by the moment and they were taking people before me whose complaints consisted of “yellow snot.”

I don’t really want to think that I was being discriminated against because I was there two days ago for a psych reason, but I probably was. That hospital is crap with psych stuff.

I mean, my blood pressure was 168/88. That’s not normal. Not for me or anyone. That’s not even anxiety for me. I can’t “anxious” my blood pressure that high. I’m on meds for my blood pressure. It just doesn’t go up there.

I really was just hoping for a tiny dose of prednisone, which yes, messes with my mood sometimes but also rescues me from allergic reactions, and a referral to an allergist.

Would have even settled for stabilization and a referral.

Sigh. Oh well. I don’t think I’m dying at this point. I think I’m going to be okay as long as I don’t run back into whatever it is that I’m allergic to. I’m just a little scared that I don’t know what that is.

I don’t even have environmental allergies to speak of, so this is really weird.

Can you tell I am confused?

Like I said, oh well.

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