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When the cure doesn't
As it turns out, I'm probably allergic to penicillin. I know this because I have been King Itchy for the past week, and the docs think that the most likely culprit was the amoxycillin I was on for to clear out the respiratory infection that took August from me. I consider it an experiment in medieval living. Without the fleas. Or the plague.

At any rate, I'm entering my second week of the reaction and am None Too PleasedTM, especially since it's beginning to interfere with my ability to focus on Things That Need Be DoneTM. I'm also catastophizing a little, which is unsurprising since I've been otherwise a little distressed this week. I probably won't be scritching for the rest of my life, but that realization hasn't stopped me from wondering what that would be like.

I'll spare you the real doomsday scenarios I've considered. Suffice to say that webmd is an evil, evil place.

In other news, thanks to Jeremy, I now know about this. Isn't that weird?
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From: pipibluestockin Date: September 10th, 2005 12:44 am (UTC) (Link)
To add to your None To Pleased reaction - if you have the scritches, the stuff has/will (probably) upset your stomach as well.

A good biodynamic yogurt will solve this.
komos From: komos Date: September 10th, 2005 02:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm on it. Live yogurt already makes a pretty regular appearance in my diet. 'Course, now that you mention it, it's one of the few things that I've actually craved this week.
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komos From: komos Date: September 10th, 2005 02:53 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: broken cures

Well, this is what they're calling a mild reaction.

I'm wondering, though, if I should lay off the stinky cheese for a bit. This would be a tremendous shame since I've a lovely Livarot that Eric brought back from Normandy.

When are we shooting?
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: September 11th, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should get that shirt...
komos From: komos Date: September 12th, 2005 01:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I am thinking about it. If they run on the small side, though, it'll just take up space in the drawer. :\
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: September 11th, 2005 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, and...

Schedule yourself with an allergist to do some skin tests to ascertain if you really are allergic to amoxicillan or penicillin. Those are not allergies to play around with.
komos From: komos Date: September 12th, 2005 01:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh, and...

I'm happy to wait until I'm no longer itching before I go off and do that. Last thing I need is additional exposure right now.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: September 12th, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh, and...

Agreed. Just be sure to do it, especially in light of the fact that you are *still* itching! Is there anything else (soaps/foods/beverages, etc.) that you changed recently? Didn't you tell me you had switched laundry detergents?
komos From: komos Date: September 13th, 2005 01:53 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh, and...

Nothing out of the ordinary on the food and beverage front, and I've my doubts that the new detergent is the culprit. Case in point, today my shoulders were itchy despite the fact that I was wearing a shirt that had been washed pre-switch. Meantime, my feet and legs that were clad in new-washed socks and pants were right as rain.
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