…And Then My Eye Swelled Shut

Good thing I have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow, right? Yeah… I woke up with one eye swollen almost completely shut. Swelling around the eyes is nothing new, but usually the swelling is not severe enough to close my eye.

Cold water. Allergy eye drops. Covering my face in Preparation H. Applying ice packs…

After all this I was able to open my eye and my improvised treatment reduced the swelling by 50%, but I still had to work through an entire day with a visibly swollen face. I tried to wear my hair over the eye as much as possible hoping my coworkers would think I was trying a new hairstyle rather than suffering from another ridiculous allergic reaction.

Geeze allergies are so stupid…

At least the cardiac symptoms stopped since I stopped taking Savella. I looked up unusual side effects of Savella because it was the most recent medication I started and I’ve never had high blood pressure, rapid heart beat, hot flashes, menopausal symptoms, and difficulty breathing without the mucus typically associated with asthma prior to taking Savella.  Either the cardiac symptoms have coincidentally stopped, or stopping Savella has stopped my cardiac symptoms.

 

 

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “…And Then My Eye Swelled Shut

    1. I don’t know any other way to go about things, really. I need to work so I can pay my bills and sometimes that means showing up with an annoyingly puffy face.

      Also, taking myself off poisonous meds doesn’t hurt. 😉 It pays to stay informed about treatments, interactions, and side effects.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s