Monday, March 7, 2011

I don't know how much longer.....

I just don't know how much longer I can stand the itching of the poison oak!  I broke down and went to the doctor this afternoon, because I got to work and noticed my eyelid was itching, and dammit I've got poison oak there!  The one spot on my arm I was dealing with, then yesterday I get up and have 2 spots on the other arm and one on my stomach.  I doped up on the benadryl and was quite stoned on it by the time I went to bed last night.  The doctor gave me a steroid shot this afternoon, and prescribed an antihistamine pill for itching/sleeping, and a prescription cortisone cream.  He also recommended I take Claritin daily in the mornings, and the prescription antihistamine at night.  I think I'm about to go soak in an oatmeal bath and take that night-time antihistamine and zonk out. 

By the time I left the doctor's office, I noticed that I have a ton of tiny little red dots all over my legs and stomach.  It reminds me a lot of the rashes I broke out with in college that the doctors could never identify.  The only thing they could come up with was some sort of allergic reaction to medications I had taken many times before, and stress, with stress being the primary factor in it all.  I had those rashes back then for about 6 weeks each time I got them.  I was absolutely miserable, and there was nothing that helped.  Got the first one in July, the second one I woke up the day after Thanksgiving with it and it stayed with me til New Years that year.

One thing about the steroid shot I dread is the mood swings.  I know they get really, really bad, when I take the medrol dose pack.  I'm hoping they won't be too bad from the shot, but we shall see.

I honestly wouldn't wish poison oak on my worst enemy.  Well, maybe Osama Bin Laden, and other horrible people like that, but not normal folk that aren't out to destroy the people that don't believe like they do.  LOL

Yummy, The Rock is HOT!  I love watching wrestling to ogle the hot men on there! 

1 comment:

  1. Just a quick update - I soaked in the tub with the Aveeno, and while I didn't have much faith in it, it did seem to soothe some of the itch. I've taken the prescription antihistamine and am waiting on it to knock me out. Not....much.....longer......