I had an anaphylactic reaction last night.
DH and I went to a celebratory dinner at a restaurant with a group of school parents. I'd had a good experience a few years ago at the same restaurant in another city here.
I ordered meat loaf and mashed potatoes. It is typically served on top of a slice of Italian bread (then the meat loaf and then the mash potatoes stacked on top. Topped with friend something or other strings on top.
I ordered it without the bread and strings. But they had a Jalapeno waffle made from their own batter, so I had that on the bottom.
I had a very large beer.
Meatloaf seemed like a safe option. Because of how it's cooked. In one baked dish for meatloaf, not grilled or fried.
I felt my throat swelling a bit before we left and took DH to a quieter room to hear my voice. It got better, but after we left, I felt itchy on my neck,
After we got to the car, my tongue started swelling. We were on our way to another restaurant where DS was and decided to drive toward the hospital in case it got worse.
We switched places and he drove. I got my Epi out. My tongue was clearly swelling more and DH chaos he could hear it getting worse. My lips felt bigger. I felt a sinking feeling in my core.
So I epis while he drove. We were a half mile from the hospital. I called 911 and told them. They did not call the hospital in advance. I walked into the ER, bypasses the first station where I would have needed to wait, and I walked to the next station holding my Epi. Someone joined me and we walked to the back to a room.
At one point about ten mins later I felt nauseated and really like I was going to throw up. I felt weak. I think it was about to go biphasic but my vitals were good.
I had an IV with two vials of benedryl and salmeterol. (sp)
We left after two hours. I was fine. I left with a script for pred and Auvis. And told to take Zantac and take Benadryl as needed.
Around noon I started to have stomach cramps. I boigt liquid Allegra, which did not help and then had liquid Benadryl which did.
It's 10:30 and my stomach started cramping again and I took benedryl. I'll have a Zantac before going to bed shortly.