Unexpected Antibiotic reaction
Friday, August 24, 2012
McDonalds and my last blog seem like the distant past to me today. I had a bad reaction to an antibiotic and I thought I'd die ....scared myself almost to death. But I remained calm and first went back to read the drug side effects, then called the pharmacist, then took the antihistamine he recommended, fell asleep and woke up a lot better. I hate it when my body has unexpected reactions to medicines and prescriptions. You can never be too prepared for something like that. I'm becoming so aware of changes that are going on that cause reactions that I never had before. I will definitely keep the antihistamine tablets in the house from now on for emergencies. I had them from another reaction to an injection I got last year in my hand to straighten a couple of my fingers. Just wanted to share this in case it helps anyone be aware that as we age, our bodies don't always tolerate the stuff they did when we were younger. Hate to say it, but if i could turn back the clock physically, I would. Other than that, life in my old(er) age isn't too bad! LOL
Saturday August 25
Have to add a postscript today:
1. My reaction wasn't listed as a side effect. I guess it was one of the "other" reactions
2.It would be beneficial to get a warning medical bracelet alerting EMTs and medical professionals as to my new found allergy.