Saturday, 9 January 2010
Last Saturday evening, 2nd, wasn't very pleasant .. at 8pm as i was doing the washing up my hands began to get hot and itch .. i quickly did the washing up trying to ignore the intense itching that was getting worse as i felt very shakey. I finished the washing up went into the front room, sat down and Roy asked me how i was .. i told him and he reminded me to relax.. which is not easy with intense heat and itching gradually moving up into my arm and legs.. then as i felt my mouth slightly numb and beginning to swell insisted Roy phoned the ambulance .. It arrived quickly and the paramedics came in. They asked me what i was feeling and i told them .. the sensations seemed to be stable and not worsening but i felt dreadful.They agreed it was a reaction to an unknown substance, as Roy had told them i had reactions and hospital tests previously, and the paramedic gave me 10mg of liquid antihistamine (Piriton ) by injection in left hand. They monitored me for a while having decided not to take me to hospital (which was a relief) took my blood pressure several times an along with other things and told me to lay down on the floor with my feet up ,on the chair. (i was sick and went to toilet during that time) after which the medication started to work. Time passed and as i appeared to recover the paramedics left .. with advice that i should get some liquid piriton to use in case this happened again .. so that i wont have a full anaphalactic shock.