@ week 29
I first want to start off by saying I really want this feeling to GO AWAY!! I will begin to recap this horrible week with you and I would absolutely love any insight or advice that you may have!!
If there is one thing, I just don’t like to complain, but lately that seems like the only thing that I have been doing to my husband. Complain, complain and more complaints about how I am feeling.
It all started last Monday. All day I was just feeling tired and wore out; by Wednesday I had several spells of dizziness that came on very frequently and I just felt in general out of sorts. Wednesday evening while I was cooking supper for the family I started to experience loss of vision in my right eye?!?! What the Heck right… it seemed as if I were looking through a kaleidoscope. The vision in my right eye had the circular pattern along with multiple colors that were very visible. So, I thought that maybe it was my contacts, dust or a scratch on them but this continued even with my glasses on!! I continued with testing out just how far this loss of vision thing was going, so I did the old look straight ahead and wave your hand in front of your face and go side to side….my left eye was fine I could make out my hand completely from all angles. Then it came to my right eye, my hand was barley angled to the side and I could only make out the outline of my hand and as I began to move it further outward nothing could be made visible except for this kaleidoscope of circle lights!! VERY SCARY I must add and not to mention this went on for over half an hour!! I almost had my husband drive me to the hospital!
So it was gone by that night and I decided to go to work and if it happened to return I would just call my husband to come pick me up and for sure take me to the hospital!! I wasn’t about to risk my life and drive with my vision this way!!
The night at work continued on. I felt tired like I had been that week but overall getting things done at work and then around midnight it felt like a mosquito had bite my wrist, it even kind of resembled a bite. I scratched it and continued folding laundry about ten minutes later both arms are covered with hives and I am extremely itchy!! By the time I get home that morning and strip off all my clothes and get cleaned up so I can go to bed my legs were covered in hives and itched like crazy so I spent an hour just about scratching and scratching before I fell asleep! The HIVES are STILL HERE!!! AND TODAY IS TUESDAY THE 15th!!! They do come and go, my skin does get clear from all reddness and hives, I do seem to get about 30 to 40 minutes of relief in between flare ups!
Please don’t think I haven’t been to the doctor. I did go last Thursday for my vision issue and at that time I did mention the hives since they started early that morning. So I made an appointment for my cardiologist and it is this Friday. I have also been back to my doctor for these hives yesterday (Monday) and will go back on Thursday.
Nothing I had been trying was successful for these darn hives!! No anti-itch creams worked, no oatmeal baths, no baking soda baths, no use of detergents, perfumes, lotions, no antihistamines like benadryl and I’m telling you NOTHING was and is giving me relief from this red, inflamed, whelped up blister like bumps that are driving me insane with itch!!!
My doctor did put me on a steroid yesterday and drew several blood labs to check for different things. I can also continue use of an antihistamine in combination with the steroid so I am praying by Thursday when I go back to her I have great news of relief!! I am also not to go to back to work this week so I am sure this will help me get some rest too. I worked on Saturday and it just seemed to intensify the burning itching sensation! I am sure that is due from getting hot and sweaty while working. I am so looking forward to this week being over and an new week to start up with a joyful beginning :-)
Thanks for listening to me rant and rave about this pain in the epidermis of mine! Hopefully next weeks blog for my 30 weeks will be a bright one