I am hoping someone on this board has had this experience and can help me. The other night I noticed that I was becoming quite itchy, arms at first, then legs and hips and buttocks. At first there were some raised welts, but after scratching because of the unbelevable intense itching, everything sorta blended together and became lobster red. The only thing that I had taken internally that was different was (in an effort to be healthier!) 2 cups of green tea. Everything else was the same.
The next day I did go in to see my Dr. She was really horrified when she saw how much of my body was affected ( my whole backside from my waist down to my knees and my arms from the shoulder to mid lower arm. The itching was maddening and becoming quite swollen.
She prescribed (which I was afraid of) a 6 day steroid program and benadryl pills. I was supposed to take 6 pills initially and then space out. I felt relief amost within the first hour so that is good. My bs will be high during this time due to the steroid but she and the pharmascist said there was no substitution.
Is there anyone on the board who has had a similar situation?? I am concerned because it could happen again since we do not know what set this off. It is as if it's an immune response to something but what? I sure hope someone has some advice.