Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Itch Itch Scratch Scratch
Ok - so I woke up this morning with this itchy red rash around my right leg/ankle, I put some cream on and went to work.
By the time I got to work - the itch was driving me crazy. So my principal who couldn't stand the scratching for one minute more - sent me to the clinic.
After 2 hours of waiting with coughs and fevers - the doctor said "allergy" I thought "no shit Sherlock" but smiled sweetly. He said it was a severe reaction to mosquito bites (which pretty much surround the right ankle)
I casually mentioned that I had just started taking fish collagen capsules and could that be the cause rather than mosquito bites?? Nope - nothing wrong with taking fish collagen - at worse I would have an upset stomach - definitely mosquito bites,
He told me to take some anti-histamines - elevate and ice the leg and come back tomorrow if it gets any worse.
I HATE anti-histamines - no matter how non-drowsy they are I always land up sleepy. But I am a good patient (and hate ugly red rashes and itchy scratchy) so I bought the pills he promised wouldn't make me sleepy and went back to work.
Exactly 35 minutes after taking this non-drowsy pill my eyes felt so heavy I swore I would fall asleep at my desk. The ice was freezing the ankle right down to the bone - which fortunately numbed the itch,
One hour after taking the pill my principal told me to go home as I was almost slurring my words and couldn't focus on the figures in front of me.
So home I came and promptly fell asleep for 2 1/2 hours........... non-drowsy right! I have elevated the leg and iced it till I have frost bite. The rash doesn't look a whole lot different than it did before I took the non-drowsy pills and started my regime of frost bite............ I can't help but wonder - in the back of my mind - IF it couldn't be a reaction to the fish collagen.
Personally I think I am gonna put vanity to the side for the next couple of days - stop the collagen pills and see what happens.
Oh yeah - and I am not gonna take any more of the non-drowsy pills during the day - bedtime sounds like a better plan!!!