I’m on the road to recovery, finally figured out exactly what was causing my body to revolt and how we can combat it. After my visit to the walk in clinic Monday I started to feel a little better since the doc there gave me something for the swelling but I was still concerned about what was causing this reaction.
Initially I thought it was the vodka but it’s been over 2 weeks since I drank any there for it couldn’t be that. Especially since my symptoms continued to get worse as time went on. I haven’t changed anything about my usual vitamins, my diet or usual products I use. My cleanse ended a week or so ago so it wasn’t that either. I decided a little digging was needed, so I googled alcohol allergies to see what the long term symptoms were so that I could rule it out. Sure enough I had none of the long term symptoms so it couldn’t be that.
So on to the next idea, I changed my birth control 2.5 weeks ago so maybe that? I traced back the days on my calendar and sure enough 2.5 weeks ago is exactly when I started to notice issues. Back to the Google machine I went to find out the side effects of the birth control and any signs I should be watching out for.
Oh oh!! I had several of the major side effects that are signs of a bad or allergic reaction to it! So I immediately stopped taking them and called and made an emergency appointment with my doc for the next day.
After my blood work come back my family doctor said I was healthy no major issues that they were concerned about. My doctor said that yes I was having an allergic reaction to the birth control and that since I already take antihistamines everyday for my hay fever I was very lucky cause it prevented me from have a very serious reaction. Oh great! So now I’m off my birth control, resting, taking something for swelling, antihistamines twice a day and told to just not over exert myself.
I’m happy to finally figure out what had been going on and excited that I’m on the road to recovery. Just sucks to miss out on more time with you all on MFC. This month has gone slowly down hill between being away, house sitting, catching a bad cold and now an allergic reaction it’s been rest month lol oh well just means next month we will be kick butt and taking names 😉 right!
Any and all off line tip love is so appreciated while I’m recovering. I’m planning to be back online Monday come hell or high water.
Thank you to those who have sent well wishes! They are very appreciated