It’s a witty title but I’m also in need of a diagnosis without the $20 copay or the $350 bill for a doctor saying f-all if I know what that is. Let me back up a minute…
Every since I was a wee one, I’ve had freaky skin. It’s icy pale (no, I’m not a vampire unless being cold pretty much 24/7 is the only qualifier but thanks for asking). I’m also allergic to detergents (such as Tide, ERA, Sun, etc.), body soaps, lotions, blush make-up, bubble bath and the funnest one of all Latex. I’m a veritable dermatologists dream. I am the reason they can afford a weekend home.
So yesterday, when I was minding my own business taking a shower, I discovered this awesome rash. My stomach is full of itty bitty (itchy) red bumps. Oh yes, this is fun! I was tempted to give the kids markers and let them have a connect the dots race to keep them occupied (and you know, so they wouldn’t fight) but common sense prevailed. I only spent twenty minutes going what. the. heck. is. that. in the mirror. I even made CP look at it.
The only ‘newish’ thing that I have eaten/done/touched/worn/bathed in would be attending a meeting at Thor’s school and regularly taking my medication for my thyroid. I knew there was something off about those pills. These are oblong and purple; my other ones were white and round. Side effects include: nausea, anxiety, flushing, mood swings, muscle weakness, hair loss, sleeplessness, stomach cramps, tiredness and vomiting.
But then again so do kids, moving to Kentucky and wii.
I don’t know. Maybe you’ll show up here and I haven’t posted in more than three point five days. If that’s the case, you’ll know I’ve died.
*this post was inspired by my rash and Gina’s awesome post the other day about self-diagnosis.
*bolded sysmptoms are ones I also currently have. Joy. I suppose I shouldn’t try that Take-meds-every-other-day-or-three-days method in order to avoid going to the doctor for a refill and being stuck with a needle.
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