Sep 15, 2012
This is just a rant and nothing more! I am fed up with these injections!!! No, I won't stop taking them, but sure am glad I have my neuro appt next Wed to discuss more with her. I need her to tell me this is just adjusting and it will go away soon, or I am seriously going to go crazy.
Started this stuff on 8/22...so has not been a full month just yet. The first week or so it was random site reactions (small bumps on top of skin, redness, etc) and always a lump underneath. The lumps lasted a week or so for the first weeks shots. Around the first few days of September, I started getting major hives on top of the skin approximately 24hrs after the shot.
As of today, I have huge, VERY warm, bright red hives. I am talking the kinda hives that literally will make you just want to run in front of a moving bus! Skin tight/stretched due to the swelling, bright red, hot to touch, severe severe itching real deep (as in NO touch and NO slight breeze or anything!), and this is hanging around for days. This morning my legs are finally gettting back to a somewhat normal color, but still swollen and itchy...and I did those shots last weekend. They were actually pretty big too, a few inches out from the actual site all the way around, like a pancake or something! And my upper arms this morning? Ugh. The welts are covering the entire upper arm on the back and underneath. They hurt and I can just feel the heat coming off of them! And they are soooo red. And I feel like if I bump them into something, the skin will break.
The last 3 nights have been brutal trying to sleep, and I seriously lost it on Thursday morning before work. And now today, I am supposed to go to a tailgating party with my husband and his boss/co-workers and then go to the local college game. Yep, in the sun, in the nice warm weather. And somehow I will have to try and cover up those horrid nasty looking arms and hope it does not make me crazy the entire night! I just hope this will pass over and stop. If this is some type of allergic reaction, I just hope they can get me something else that won't do this.I cannot keep doing this...ugh.
And on that note, I am going to get ready for the day now...and try to stay positive. Try. No promises here.