First time severe allergic reaction (bug? Solodyn?)
I had to go to the ER very early Thursday morning. I woke up in the middle of the night with severe facial swelling, massive hives, trouble breathing because my nose was so swollen inside and terrible itchiness that had me clawing at the back of my neck and scalp. Most likely this was from a bug bite (I had numerous bites down my arm the night before from a bug). Although I've also been on Solodyn for perioral dermatitis. I haven't taken the Solodyn since that day just in case that was it.
They gave me injections of epinephrine and cortisone. I've also been on Prednisone. The swelling is all gone now and probably about 90% of the hives. I do have some itching left on my lower abdomen. However, the back of my neck and shoulders are not red but they feel almost sunburned. They hurt a lot. I cannot even touch them. The back of my neck really hurts. My body overall has been very achy since this reaction (I've never gone through anything like this before). I've been sleeping almost constantly the last few days.
Has anybody been through this? I'm wondering if I should go see a doctor tomorrow. I'm a very busy mom and don't have time for this.
Last edited by geogal; 11-16-2008 at 11:49 PM.