Wednesday, January 7, 2009

So I was at home yesterday working on my forever to-do list, and I started to not feel so wonderful. It started with just itching...which isn't abnormal for me, especially in the winter. Soon I was feeling incredibly hot, almost like I had just sat in the blaring sun for 8 hours hot, and my skin started to feel as though someone was piercing it with tiny needles (think tattoo) so I looked in the mirror, and this is what I saw:

EEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKK! The rash and the strange needle sensation actually traveled all the way down my body. I was also feeling dizzy, and as though someone was cupping my ears and my world was closing in. Oh shit! So I called my mother to come over and get the kids as I was sure that 911 would be getting a call from me any minute. I could feel my face swelling, and I knew that the feeling in my ears was a danger sign of a severe allergic reaction to something. Plus I was now feeling the needles all the way down to my fingertips, and it was starting in on my legs. I have pictures of my entire body, but I will spare you the almost nude shots! I took some Benadryl thanks to my mother reminding me that I do have some power to stop whatever was overtaking my body, and it helped. The next picture shows me about 20 minutes after the Benadryl:

Thankfully I returned to to figure out what caused it! Due to the severity of the reaction and the time it took to cover my entire body (about 5 minutes from the start I felt it in my toes) I may go see an allergist. I have been meaning to anyway due to my skin issues, so this may actually speed the process.
On to my to do list...a pile of laundry, along with a load of diapers (I should have done these last night...Victoria only has one fitted to wear at the moment!) and clean the kitchen. Oh, and it is trash day...and we are having loads of rain and sleet right now...such fun. I can't wait to take the trash and recycling out!
Glad to be feeling normal again! Have a good day all!


wildeyes said...

OMG mama! i am so glad you are ok!!! how scary! i hope you find out what it was soon before it happens again!! eek.

Ellen said...

Oh, that is weird!!!! What could it have been? Something you ate? Some new kind of cream or makeup you put on? An allergy to...doing the laundry? :) I know you are going to have a lot of perspective on post I just put up, it's a post for moms of little ones.

crystal said...

That sucks! My 13 yo daughter had a weird allergic reaction to something this summer....quite similar to what you experienced. Hope you figure it out!