Saturday, April 10, 2010

No magic pill~

Boy did I have an interesting day yesterday. I started taking some herbal supplements that a friend sent me. Day 1, great. Day 2 allergic reaction. I was red and welted and itching like crazy. My eyes were so itchy I thought I would have to pop them out to feel better. I took a couple of benedryl. Then I started having a hard time breathing. I was alone at my house so I called a friend and we went to the doctors. I was miserable! I am now taking some predisone. I was kind of freaked out. Nothing like that has ever happened to me before. I don't know what it was that was in those things, but it wasn't good for Dana. I came home and slept till 5 am. Feeling much better. Still have a tight little cough. Welts, redness and itching are gone.

Moral of this story is never take anything, even and especially over the counter/herbal, without being vigilant. This little episode really scared me. UGH! Not to mention alittle embrassing. When I went to the doc's I couldn't even remember the name of the damn things. It's enfinitea. My friend swears by them. Told me she was losing weight like crazy....hence the reason I tried them. Hoping to see alittle more movement of the scale. STUPID STUPID STUPID! I will just be happy with the way things are going. There really isn't any magic pill! STILL!

I am going to my Gson's little league football game this morning. The rest of the day will be spent making salads for a get together tonight. Then I will go to said get together. More on that tomorrow....with pics I hope!

Have a great Saturday. Keep the mood and the food real.........be vigilant

18 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you were able to make it to the Dr's!!! Have fun at the football game :)

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  2. Certainly have to be careful these days - never know what really is in them. What is OK for one, obviously isn't for another. So glad you got some help from your doctor. Very thankful it didn't get worse! Take care Dana.

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  3. Wow scary stuff! Im glad you are OK!

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  4. That's very scary. And once you have a reaction like that, if you are exposed to the same ingredients again, the reaction could be even worse. You could go into anaphylactic shock. So be very careful. I'm preaching...I know you will be careful. :)

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  5. I'm glad you are okay - OMG, that is so scary. Have a great weekend!

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  6. Don't feel too bad. People have allergic reactions even with prescription medications.

    You're okay and that's all the matters.

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  7. Happy to hear you are ok. :)

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  8. Oh my goodness! That's scary! Thanks goodness you're okay!

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  9. Drats to those allergic reaction.
    They're always when you lest expect it....
    Glad you are better!

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  10. Hey,

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  11. Hello, I just started reading your blog. What a scary episode for you. Do you mind if I ask what the pill was?

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  12. You poor soul!!!! I'm glad that you are on the mend!

    But what a great reminder to all of us that there is really only ONE way to do this!

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  13. Hope the rest of yoru weekend was nice. That was scary about the supplements.

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  14. Scary episode - I am very leery about taking herbals for that very reason. Glad you are ok!

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  15. Yep... and there is no magic software either. Yes, be vigilant.

    Thanks, I enjoy your blog!!! Feels like home!

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  16. thank for being so nice on my blog. I don't feel so alone now. I am starting to think that maybe I can do it. So you lost about the same amout that I need to loose. THat is great. Did you just do it by eating healthy and exercising?

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