Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Talk about Itchy!

Yesterday evening, I went to the Tri Club meeting.  I was in a BAD mood. I had discovered that the fraudulent address is showing up on my credit report now.  I was trying to be nice, but I wasn't doing overly well.  I had warned Training Buddy, and he even said, "Wow.  You ARE in a bad mood."  Despite my bad mood, I think I'll like the tri club once I get into going regularly.  They are a pretty serious group about workouts - Friday nights around 7:30 are their swims.  I am guessing that these folks don't have young children.  But that is okay.  I've already decided that I will go to the group workouts that I can (primarily the during the day Tuesday and Thursday workouts - a good way to use the lunch hour) and do other training on my own.

Then I came home and had meat loaf for dinner... that I used Mrs. Dash Italian Blend in... which turns out has onion flakes.

I had a night full of nightmares (very rare for me) and woke up head to toe bright red (like a had a really bad sunburn), itching like mad, hot all over, but when I scratched an itch it hurt. So logically, I took a shower thinking it could be topical and was in pain. The doctor thinks that I had the reaction to the onion flakes even though it's not typically how I react with onions and exercise. (Although I greatly prefer this type of reaction to the anaphylaxia that I usually end up with...)

The doctor said that sometimes you have a minor reaction when the amount of the allergen is small - and onion flakes is small. Got a lecture about not having an epi pen (along with a prescription for one), a shot of some sort in the bum, and then a prescription for the itching that the doctor referred to as "benedryl x 2"... I had to take a half hour nap!

Which of course means that since it's an food dependant EXERCISE induced allergy, that I am not allowed to workout today and can only workout tomorrow if I am not itching anymore... which meant I didn't get to workout with the Tri Club today. Ugh.  And I'm still itching.

Here's hoping for tomorrow.


  1. I hope you have a better day today. If you have any questions about what you found out, I work in the field.

  2. Think of it as a good rest day a push hard the next time you can work out!! I had a reaction to an antibiotic my doctor gave me and had to not train for a few days as well..