Just wanted to let everyone know that PCP figured it was a type of allergic reaction "Lemon Burst" yogurt was the only thing different. Well, it happened again this morning with my regular vanilla yogurt. But this time DH took pics so we are off to the allergist this week.
Hope all are well.
Hi. Hope all of you are having a good day.
I wondered if any of you have ever had anything like this happen. On Sunday morning I ate my usual yogurt (tho a new flavor), my usual glass of cranberry juice and took my meds.
Within 5 minutes my neck and face started to "burn". This spread all over my body within about
30 seconds and my entire body swelled and turned violently red. My husband said my skin was very hot to the touch. The burning pain was unbelievable. I was itchy but couldn't scratch because of the burning pain.
Over the years I have experienced many anaphylactic reactions and I do know the whole epi drill very well. But I didn't use the epi because my breathing was not impaired. I did take two fast melt Benadryl. And my husband put cold compresses on my neck, face, hands and feet. The whole thing lasted about
10 minutes and then began to subside. I was never really panicked (as I have been in an allergic reaction type situation) because I could breathe the whole time. I was unusually sleepy (even for me) the rest of the day, but I had taken two Benadryl, so that didn't really surprise me.
Today, I followed my usual routine but went back to my regular flavor of yogurt. Everything was fine. Does it sound like I had an allergic reaction? Maybe a hot flash (I am 51)?
I hate to call the doctor as I am now back to normal (for me), and, especially if it was a "hot flash", I don't want to sound stupid.
Also, unrelated but since I am asking: my new rheumy only wants bloodwork every three months - is that normal for someone on CellCept? My previous rheumy (whom I loved and miss dearly) checked me every 6 weeks b/c of the CellCept.
Still haven't decided if I like new rheumy - trying to give her a chance.
Thank you so much if you've read all of this! This board is great and I appreciate all of you!
Take care, Fran
Dx: Lupus, sjogren's, celiac, severe allergies.
Daily Meds: Plaquenil, Zyrtec. Aciphex, Nasacort, Prozac, Ambien CR, CellCept, Bactrim
Daily Supplements: Calcium, B-100 Complex, Daily Vitamins.
As Needed Meds: Epinephrine, Benadryl, Proventil, X
openex, Tylenal, Darvocet, Prednisone.
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