I got 'em. I mentioned last week that I had and abscessed tooth, and that I was taking penicillin for it, even though the LAST time I did, I broke out in hives. Well, my dentist, when I saw him last Wednesday, switched me to clindamycin. So far so good, right?
WRONG! Sunday, my arms and legs were itching like crazy, and I noticed the dreaded large pink blotches. Yep, it’s hives. I stopped taking the antibiotics, although I called me dentist yesterday to make sure-he said go ahead, since the infection is all but cleared up (I’m having the tooth out on Monday, rest assured).
But this is insane! My hands are so swollen that it hurts to make a fist. I’ve got big blotches on my legs, my hips, my back, my arms, my neck, and my FACE. Two on my eyelids, one on my cheek-even my ears! And I had two on my tailbone so it hurts to sit down. Fortunately, the ones on my face aren’t that visible. But dammit, I’m so itchy.
I took a Benadryl yesterday, but I’m going to wait until I go to bed to take one-those things knock me out and even if I fight it and stay awake, I get really irritable and I ended up flipping out on my sister over something stupid.
Damn, this sucks. First the tooth, now this. Ugh. I feel like taking a grill brush to my skin.