To Sleep Perchance to Breathe

I’ve dealt with typical hay fever my whole life.  Occasionally I’d wheeze, but I never really ventured into full blown asthma territory.

For an unknown reason I broke out in hives on Thursday. I had meetings and music lessons and too much life happening to do anything but wander through the day in a benadryl haze and hope things got better. They didn’t.

It’s never a good thing when someone winces as you remove an article of clothing.

It’s also probably not good when you don’t ask what shot is being administered.

I was also prescribed something along the lines of Benadryl on Steroids. The label on the bottle doesn’t mince words DO NOT DO ANYTHING DANGEROUS while on this medication. For some reason this tickles me as I zombie my way through the day.

The one thing my doctor and I agree on is that we don’t know what caused the problem in the first place. It could be viral, could have been something environmental, and I hope it’s not due to stress. I’ve been in more stressful situations in the past with no extreme reactions. I know I’m a little neurotic, but I don’t think I’ve ever caused a full body meltdown.


#1 newscoma on 11.22.08 at 10:59 am

You poor thing. I understand more than you know. Just wanted you to know I understand. Also, don’t do anything dangerous today.

#2 Angela on 11.22.08 at 12:29 pm

Do you remember when Todd was out there and Logan had his reaction where he swelled all up? I don’t know what they gave him, but I am pretty sure it put him in a drug induced coma and his said the line, “do not attempt to drive or operate heavy machinery.” I laughed at that, as he was only 15 months:) Hope you get feeling back to normal and remember to relax:) Have a great weekend!

#3 Margo on 11.23.08 at 1:12 am

Now that I think of it, Stephen had a reaction like this a couple of years ago. Remember? The doc finally concluded he must have been allergic to his asthma medicine. I reeeally hope you’re better soon.

#4 Adam Boozer on 11.23.08 at 11:07 am

I would vote for stress and ride it out for several weeks. Get lots of massages and stay doped up on good drugs so that you can return to your happy place 🙂

Hope you feel better!

#5 Heidi @ Carolina Dreamz on 11.28.08 at 3:00 pm

You and I are a bucket full of allergy fun! When I lived in Florida, undetermined hives and I were pals.

Here, I seem to live with a sinus infection. I’ve been taken off the Flonase, now. I tried Zyrtec-D, finally, because someone told me my amazingly new lower back pain, was a side effect of Allegra. And now I have Acular eye drops.. AKA “burn the itchy burn out.. hurts so bad, you wanna yell bad words.. then it feels so much better” eyedrops.

I think I’m allergic to my house. Literally.

I hope you are feeling as well as you can be.. now that some time has passed.

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