it is a quarter of noon and i am just now getting out of bed and moving about. remember those hives i've talked about having? well it went from annoying and unsightly to "im going to claw my skin until it bleeds and then keep going" so we decided to go to urgent care.
the first urgent care didn't take our insurance so we left. the second had moved and when we went to it's new location it wasn't open! so by that time all of the urgent cares were closed (9pm) so off to the ER we went. i was dreading the wait because like i said, i was clawing my skin and could not stop. the previous night it was so terrible i couldnt sleep and just laid on the couch with ice packs on my legs. thankfully we only waited about 30 minutes in the waiting room and within 2 hours i had my prednisone and atarax(steroids and anti-itch meds sort of like a step above benedryl) flowing through me. in the days leading up to this i had taken benedryl like it was going out of style but i had to take it every 3 hours at the full strength or i was like an animal. waking up in the middle of the night to find my legs on fire, i couldn't handle it one more night. so this is day one of 14 on the steroids and atarax and needless to say im a little groggy. in fact a little more than groggy.