I made Easter Dinner yesterday for my children and my parents. For dessert we had homemade pound cake with strawberries and cream. I felt fine after eating, felt fine when doing my devotion, and felt fine when I went to bed.
I woke up at 2:00 this morning with that all to familiar prickly crawly rash all over my body. I took two benadryl, but this time they didnt help, so I added a Zyrtec. When I got up to go to work, I was still itching, so I took two more benadryl, drank my coffee, ate breakfast and came in.
Now, though, I am having what feels like an anxiety attack and my throat is very scratchy. I went ahead and took an Ativan, and it has helped some, but I'm trying to figure out what caused this. Could it have been the strawberries? What is it my body is reacting to?? I hate it when this happens. I am still itching all over, but Im afraid to take any more antihistamines, in case they are whats causing the anxiety type feeling.
Ugh, anyone been through one of these mystery reactions before? What did you do that helped?
Mother of four, full time Systems Analyst
Sjogrens, Crohns, suspected Lupus, Pancreatitis Dec. 2005
Meds: Medrol injections; Darvocet, starting Plaquenil in Feb.
Post Edited (Victoria72) : 4/9/2007 9:41:33 AM (GMT-6)