Guess why I wasn’t feeling any better? (with the exception of my chest feeling better) I thought that it had moved up into my throat. Not so much. After a very scary coughing fit this morning, during which I could not breath and swallowing was very difficult, the thought occurred to me: “Am I having an allergic reaction to the antibiotic?”
Once I got under control a bit I took a dose of my son’s asthma inhaler (yes, I know – throw me federal prison) and a dose of benadryl. Next I called my doctor. After a quick go around with the answering service I have prescription cough syrup and a new antibiotic.
About a half hour after taking the benadryl my throat felt so much better I could hardly believe it. It’s still sore from all the coughing I did but now it doesn’t feel like I’m being choked.
The only other symptoms I had was vomiting (ick TMI) after the really violent coughing fits, stomach upset but most people get that on antibiotics, and my face looks a little bit swollen.
I always thought that allergic reactions like this happened really quickly after the dose of medicine that you are allergic to, turns out it took me 4-5 days before I got bad.
Right now I’m a little whacked from the benadryl & codeine cough syrup (wheeeeeeeeeee), I am going to try to stitch a bit. We’ll see how that goes. lol
Anyway thanks for listening to me vent.
P.S. Yes, this is the first time I’ve ever had a violent allergic reaction. And yes this info will be getting into all of my medical files.