Posted 4/2/2014 9:57 AM (GMT -6)
I really hope someone can shed some light on this problem that I am having since I am incredibly scared.
Last week I came down with tonsillitis, I went to the doc and he put me on antibiotics. (Thursday)
I usually feel SOMEWHAT better the next day of taking antibiotics but it was only by Sunday that I started to feel human again.
On Sunday night I had alfredo for dinner and about an hour later, I broke out in a rash on my legs and within a few hours my lips had swollen so much that I couldnt talk.
I went to the ER and I mentioned several times that I am on antibiotics but they brushed off, kept telling me to take my meds and insisted it must be the food.
They put me on a drip, put multiple injections in me and I was sent home. I was ok on Monday until I noticed midday that my feet were swelling up, incredibly sore and I could barely walk. Hives started welling up on my face and I went to the doc. I had taken my last antibiotic that morning.
My doc was horrified that the hospital didn't tell me to stop taking the antibiotics. He said that obviously the newest thing my life was the antibiotics, i hadn't had any of the ingredients that day of the alfredo I had on Sunday and since I had taken an antibiotic that morning, it must be the penicillan. I am on allergy medicine and prednisone. Only this morning were the hives gone and I was finally feeling like my old self but now- Tuesday at 6pm, my face is breaking out again and I am itchy all over.
I took my dose of prednisone and allergy medicine this morning.
Is this normal? I am so paranoid that I am missing the cause of the allergic reaction. I'm also scared that since I am home alone tonight, I may stop breathing! I dont think I have had tight throat but I get so anxious.
I have called my doc for more info, just waiting for the call...but any info would be appreciated while I try not to scratch!