...and I really don't care. Went back to my doctor today. Last night and today has been among the worst yet for this allergic reaction. Doctor said that my bloodwork last week showed a strong allergic reaction, but to what we don't know. She still believes it was to the plavix. She said that because I took the plavix for so long after the reaction started that the histamine in my body has taken on a life of it's own. She doesn't think we'll be able to stop it without the use of steroids. I had a horrible reaction to steroids when I took them a few weeks ago. Dissociating, altered mental state...all that. She put me on prednisone this time and said that while it is similar to medrol, it's not identical. However, she feels I will probably have some pretty strong side effects to the steroids and said if I can just tolerate them for 5 days I should be feeling better. Then she said if I'm still having the reaction after the steroids then we need to consider the possibility that I'm having a reaction to the medicine on the drug eluting stents. I am not looking forward at all to the steroids after the last episode. But I can't stand to be in my skin right now. I really don't feel like I have any other option. I've made arrangements for difficult child to stay with a friend of mine for a couple of days until I see how I react to the medications. I'm so incredibly sick of this.