Thursday, February 17, 2011

Total Reaction

About a week ago I started getting a fever around 100°F (about 68°C). It was so weird because it would come around 9 PM and break by the middle of the night. I was feeling fine and there were no symptoms of any infections, which usually come before the fever. Monday I had a urine culture done just to see if I had a UTI. They called yesterday confirming that I did. Haven't had one since April of 09 so that was disappointing. They put me on a really strong antibiotic called Augmentin for 10 days twice a day. I've taken this medicine in the past for UTIs and never had a problem with it. I took my first dose yesterday at 3:30 p.m.

This morning when I woke up my nurse asked me if I was warm. I told her no and asked why. She said because my face was really red. Then she said that it looked puffier than usual. I looked in the mirror and saw red dots like a rash under my eyes and a white rim around my mouth; perfect contrast to my red-face. Turns out I had had an allergic reaction to the medication. It was kind of scary at first, but the redness and rash went away within a couple hours. Despite the issues, I still went to school today. I'm going to the doc tomorrow to get checked out and prescribed a new antibiotic. Just one more medication to add to my allergies list.



Greg said...

hope your doing better today

Jenni said...

Thanks. I'm feeling much better. Went to the doc yesterday to get on a different antibiotic. Seems to be working well.

sd said...

Yes drs are good at giving you meds.