Going to be a big message today sorry.
Had the worse weekend ever
Went out with my friend on Saturday night to Frankie and Bennies thought I would try salmon. I do have a fish and shellfish allergy so thought as I'm okay with Tuna hopefully I will be okay with Salmon.
How wrong I was took my first bite and felt my lips begin to tingle and I started to get whizzy so I took an antihistamine and hoped for the best... Took another antihistamine after I finished my meal..
Went home then went to bed and noticed I was getting extremely itchy all over my whole body ended up with little red dots all over my arms, face, and legs (only place I rely noticed them) took some pictures and noticed my lips had swelled up a bit too..
Only had about 2 hours sleep off and on while scratching my body
It was about 6am by the time I could actually go to sleep.
Woke up at 1pm and then the itching had started again took some more pictures as I had noticed the antihistamines hadn't worked at all as I took extra in my nightly dose of medication.
Rang my friend who has good allergies like myself she told me to ring 111, I have got to say they were great if I need advise il ringing them in the future.
I did an assessment on the telephone with the gentleman answered some questions about being allergic to some foods and explained why I ate salmon and he was pretty understanding which was nice I explained to him that normally when I have a allergic reaction my lips begin to tingle and have been known to swell but that is all.
This is the first time I have come out in a full body red blotchy rash all over my face, neck, legs and arms.
The gentleman said to me I think it is very important that you get to A&E within the next hour.. That sent me into a bit of a panic. :/
So I got myself sorted as I was still in my pjs at the time, I had just got a new large food container box for all my medication, so all I had to do with that is put it in a bag and get dressed. Ordered a taxi to the hospital and went to booked myself in..
Turned out that I was that much of a priority as I sat for about 20 minz no1 called me in for an assessment I sat and then called someone over explained why I was there got a little upset (as I'm a very emotional person when put under a lot of pressure.
I got asked why I ate fish if I new I was allergic so I had to explain myself again! To the lady that I was now experiencing a headache, felt light-headed along with the itching, I felt hot, she gave me a blank look took my BP said it was normal. I then explained what medication I am on and her reply WHY are you on all of them. Told her my conditions. I'm a lil annoyed at her as I was really unwell I'm not the kind of person that likes to bother ppl at the A&E cause I don't like to intrude on them or think that maybe I'm not that important.
After waiting some more I was called to see a doctor she was fine as my allergy began on Saturday at 8pm and I was at the hospital by 2:10pm Sunday afternoon. She took down what medication I am on and why. She understand why I tried salmon and I told her I won't be doing that again, she explained that maybe it's a good idea to maybe stay away from fish full stop and I agreed, she had prescribed me Piriton tablet (iv had that when I had chickenpox) and a Steroid tablet for the itching.
I had to have once dose from the nurse who told me off. Not happy about that to be honest I have learned my lesson I'm not going to do it again. But on the other hand I can sort of understand why she told me off as she also has allergies and carries EPI Pens with her. She said the tingling in the lips is usually a warning sign then the next time is what just happened to me over the weekend and then she said next time I might not be so lucky and might not make it to the hospital.
So I think I might ask my GP to give me EPI Pens just to be on the safe side as antihistamines don't seem to work anymore.
I have one more thing to question and I may have to ring my kidney specialist as I'm a little concerned I have been prescribed Steroid tablets and I have Chronic Kidney Disease, a while after taking the Steroids I started to get some pain in my kidneys. So my concern so that the Steroids don't knack up my kidneys?!