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Urticaria woe

Doctor says the lips swelling is very bad, and the throat thing a "whole new stage" that merits a letter to encourage the specialist to see me sooner. I will need to carry an epipen (well, but she didn't prescribe it, not sure what happened here) and am not to travel anywhere I can't get easily to an A&E.</p>

I kinda burst into tears in her office. I could have died on Sunday. I can't believe nobody seems to be taking this damned thing seriously, not the doctors nor work nor my friends (the ones who rejected me when I panicked about this being a chronic problem with a possibly major impact on my life). Thank God for Jason, I don't know how I would manage without him.

Anyway, am going to start up on sertraline again. Without the worry of being fired because it's making me ill (the first few weeks), I might be able to get through the bad part. I'm seeing getting well as more of a matter of life or death now so back on the quick and dirty and fucks me up path for a while - though I'll try to get back on to exercise for stress reduction once this lung infection has died down (I'm winded doing a flight of stairs so no point running right now).

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webcowgirl
Jul. 5th, 2013 09:09 am (UTC)
I haven't been able to make very detailed posts this last week but two weeks ago when I missed the plane to my horse riding trip, I had a big lip swelling incident and per the doc this is more serious than the usual body welts.

Thanks for the sympathy - it's been eight months now and I just wish it would be over - but it could go on for years.
gwyn_r
Jul. 2nd, 2013 07:49 pm (UTC)
I am so, so sorry to hear this. I have some health problems myself that make me understand your frustrations and fears -- it makes you feel even more isolated and helpless.
thewronghands
Jul. 2nd, 2013 08:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm with your doc on that one. It is scary and I'm glad you're getting treatment. Carrying an epi-pen isn't so bad... did they tell you to also carry Benadryl or some anti-histamine as well? The epi-pen is to keep you going until you can get the Benadryl into you.

Best of luck with the sertraline -- I hope it goes better for you this time, and I'm glad you have some support locally as well as us on the Internet.
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