Just got back from the ER... F*ckin yellow jackets!
So I got stung last month and I was fine, just took some benedryl. Well got stung today and ended up having a horrible reaction. Went into aniphylatic shock at the ER, they almost had to trake me. Now I am sitting here all weak and dopey. Have to carry an epi pen around the stable now
I stepped into a yellow jacket nest earlier this summer and got stung about fifteen times. I swelled up like crazy, broke out into hives, and started having trouble swallowing. Luckily the benadryl kicked in and calmed everything down without a trip to the hospital. (Looking back I probably should have gone but didn't think it was that serious at the time).
But now I carry an epi pen with me and am in constant fear of getting stung again. Apparently, the first time isn't so bad, it's the ones after your body has built up the anitbodies that are really serious.
Hope you feel better soon. And that you never have to use your epi pen.
Im so glad I havent had a reaction to them, other than the ouch factor. DH whacked one with his baseball cap yesterday, which promptly flew over to me and stung me on my foot. I was a bit worried, being prego, but it never even swelled (I was floating in the lake).
I do have aniphylatic reactions to the common jellyfish (yeah, odd, I know) and latex, So I know how scary it is.
For a moment there, you bored me to death
Thanks everyone. I definilty will be freaked out for awhile and have an epi pen with me. The whole time I was in the ER and the meds weren't working as well as they should of (hence them almost having to trake me). The big big kicker is that I have Lyme Disease and you should never ever take steroids while having lyme, it causes the stuff to go crazy, and they had to shoot me with steriods and put me on them for the next 5 days along with benedryl 4x a day.
I refuse to go out by bee sting. If I go early it will be having to do with the horses