I have hives. At least I’m prettty sure they’re hives. Last night, I started itching like crazy — the kind of itch where you want to punch whoever is closest to you, because nothing else seems to be helping. It’s all pretty much concentrated on my elbows and knees and the back of my neck. Plus, my eyes swelled up (not shut, just big and red) and my ears would rival Dumbo. Oh, and my fingers are all swollen on my right hand. I can’t figure out what it could be from. I didn’t eat anything weird, I didn’t touch any foreign substances or plants. There’s nothing that I can put my finger on that would have caused it.
I went to Urgent Care today, where they told me to take Benadryl (already doing that) and take prednisone, which they said was safe to take while breastfeeding. I called my OB and they said no to the prednisone — NOT safe while breastfeeding. So. Taking the Benadryl, skipping the prednisone, and waiting for it all to go away. I’ve never had something like this happen before, so I don’t know how long it’s supposed to last. I hope that when I wake up in the morning, it will all be gone, the heat will have broken, and all will be right with the world.