It's baaack

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by flutterbee, May 13, 2007.

  1. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    I had 2 1/2 glorious, itch free days. Today is day one off steroids. The itching, hives and swelling started again about 2 hours ago.

    That's it. I'm trading this body in for a better model. :hammer:
     
  2. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Goodness! I don't blame you. Have they any clue what is triggering the reaction??

    (((hugs)))
     
  3. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Last week my doctor told me if I'm still itching after the steroids that we have to consider the possibility that I'm reacting the the drug-eluting stents - either the metal or the medicine on the stents. I started having symptoms within days of the angioplasty, but some of it was chalked up to the hemorrhage and reabsorption. I now think that it's been the same thing all along.

    I did some looking tonight and found some information regarding a study on this. I'm going to get this information to my doctor (I see her again on Tuesday) and see what she says. The best I've been able to determine on my own is that the medicine is eluted slowly over time into the body, but for how long I can't determine. Plus, if it's the metal I'm reacting to...what then? Do the stents need to come out? I'll need to talk to the doctor about all this. So many questions....

    It's been debilitating. The itching, hives, rash, swelling and what I call the "restless leg feeling" all over my body. I can't function on any of the antihistamines I've been given so far...they either knock me out completely or, at the very least, make it so I can't drive...or shouldn't. I won't tell you how I popped the tire on my car taking my daughter to school last week....or how I almost drove into the back of my friend's car because I thought I put mine in park - and hadn't - and took my foot off the brake and was getting stuff out of the back and she's yelling "Stop! Stop! Stop!"... :hammer: Oops.
     
  4. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Oh, My! I certainly hope they get it figured out soon. Both my girls have metal allergies. What they will do if it is the metal is a good question.

    I had a similar reaction after the c section with N. Turned out I was severely allergic to the adhesive in the steri strips over my incision. doctor has me take benedryl. Then I find out I'm allergic to the darn benedryl!

    I was literally covered in hives from the top of my head to the soles of my feet for almost 3 weeks. I even had them in my mouth. :faint:

    ((hugs))
     
  5. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Oh my goodness! I hope Tuesday can bring some answers!!! And an end to the itch and bad driving!!!
     
  6. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Oh Heather-I was really hoping it was gone for good. I hope they can figure out what is wrong and fix it quickly!
     
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