Tuesday, March 8, 2011


So after the rash started going away a couple days ago i thought i would be feeling fine, wrong again! Last night both me and hubby started getting some odd coughing thing and it sucks. This morning i woke up and feel like someone beat me in the chest with a baseball bat. Sad, I know. For some odd reason i just thought it was part of the strep throat and i would have to deal with some of the symptoms despite being on antibiotics since weds. today was my last day of the z pack and truthfully i feel worse now then when they told me i had "strep". I dont think i ever really got to feel the effects of the strep throat because they caught it as i was getting it or something. Anyways. My mom pointed out the obvious to me, strep doesnt go into your chest. I said to myself, duh brittany lol. I knew that. haha. so i called the drs and got an emergency appointment to find out whats going on. I went in a  115. First thing noticed, my bp was high, 142/90. thats especially high for me because my normal is like 118/19 ish. So this was quite scary. Then, again i told them that my arms, legs, feet and ankles are still very swollen. I took my last dose of prednisone yesterday but they are  still swelling. So the cause of the swelling , weight gain, {15lbs in 5 days} and the high bp is from the prednisone and i just have to wait it out. Until it leaves my system i will remain this way :( As far as being sick goes, they think its a viral upper respiratory infection. They wanted to do a chest x ray but i didnt think that i needed that.  So , the drs orders?? Bed rest, water, tylenol, ibuprofen, mucinex, water and lots of sleep. Keep my feet elevated and stay off them to keep the swelling under control. Right now i just feel crappy all together. I keep coughing but nothing will come out. Its just stuck there. :( I got two hours of sleep last night. I think that mostly due to anxiety.
Today is decided to finally take a HPT. i have been worried lately with all the meds that i have been given. What if i am preggo... etc... well for the first time in a very long time i was actually releived to see a BFN. I would have been very scared had it been positive. Well thats pretty much it for now. Im going to go lay in bed and hopefully sleep and get better soon. Night night.

Sunday, March 6, 2011


....Is all i can say. This has been the crummiest week i have had in such a long time. {read post below}
I am not starting to really feel the strep. Cough, sinus issues, congestion. Im still a bit itchy and my feet are still very swollen. I think they are swollen because of 1, the allergic reaction, and 2, Because of the steriods for the reaction. So im retaining a lot of water. Sucks. Today was the last day of having to take the prednisone. Thank god. I do not like what those pills do to me. No matter how crappy i feel , when i take them i have a butt load of energy so im  running around cleaning and sweating even though i prolly should be in bed. Its cold outside apparently but i wouldnt know that because im sweating like crazy. Right now i have all the windows open, the heater off and it looks like its about to snow. Luckily no one is home to witness this madness lol.
I have one more day of antibiotics for the strep. I really think they caught the strep very early which is good but im still feeling crappy. Hubby is catching it now as well.  I am still taking the benedryl sometimes because i am still a bit itchy at times. No more welts or hives though. Very good, because that was some scary scary $h!t! I have never had a reaction like that before in my life and i truly beleive , had i not went back to the er the second time, I might be dead. :( So right now i am finishing up some cleaning and then i think im going to lay in bed with my feet elevated for the night in the best attempt to get this nasty swelling to go away. its prolly where i should be anyways. But like i said, the steroids make me go go and go.
Its funny how somethng like this could totally make me not think about ttc at all. Something that is usually on my mind 24/7. I havent been thinking about it whatsoever. Probably a good thing though becuase it was making me nutty. lol. Well im off for now. Will update more later. Hope everyone had a great weekend! :)