So, I had the arthrogram this morning- my joints were not ruptured, which is good, and I will follow up with my pain Dr next Friday to see where things go from here. This is why I am losing my mind- I was given a ton of versed and diluiad (spelling?) and also a dose of benedryl, but I am SO itchy I can't stand it. I got no sleep last night from being anxious about
the test, had to get up at 6am, got home at 11:00am and haven't been able to sleep all day from being so itchy. I had red marks all over me from scratching so much. I called the Dr and his nurse told me to take two benadryl and that some people get itchy from the diluiad. I also told her that I've been hot and sweaty all day & it's 67 degrees in my bedroom, so shouldn't be sweating. She said the medicine can also make me warm. Was told to call her back if I've not improved and I had to leave her a message. I cannot even explain how crazy this is making me...if I don't get any sleep tonight someone better take me to the loony bin tomorrow. I seriously feel like I am covered in ants. Does anyone know of anything else I can do? I'm not allowed to take a shower until tomorrow. HELP!
Current: DDD L4-S1, Arthritis L4-S1, Facet Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, Vulvodynia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Bi-polar, IBS, Fibromyalgia, PTSD. In past 6 months have had epidurals, facet blocks and radiofrequency ablation.
Past: Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. 3 laparoscopies, 2 cystoscopies, total hysterectomy, appendix & gallbladder removal.