Another eventful day at A&E yesterday for me. I was getting ready to go out and suddenly I saw a small rash with hives in my forearm so I took half a Benadryl for it. The minute I swallowed the half tablet, I feel like I was going to stop breathing, couldn't catch my breath, my mouth went awfully dry and felt like my body had forgotten how to breathe or swallow. Ambulance was called and I was monitored for a while ( all looked fine) and then took me to hospital for further testing and to keep me under surveillance in case I was suffering an allergic reaction. While I was at hospital I could feel this mucus building up my throat, I couldn't stop clearing it and trying to swallow and I noticed that I stopped breathing for a couple of seconds mid swallow several times. I was finally discharged and sent home on a high dose of Prednisolone for 3 days ( which, of course, I'm scared to take!) to help with the breathing.
This morning I feel as I normally do: fine for the first ten minutes after waking up and then on edge, thinking I cannot breathe properly and that this will finally kill me in the end as I don't believe anything the doctors tell me. In the meantime, I'm not doing anything to help myself as I refuse to take medicines because of this irrational, bullying fear that has taken over my life.
I'm starting to feel as there is no way out of this for me, whatever it is.