Comments: Stretcher One

That is scary. I am glad you're ok.

Posted by seawitch at November 1, 2005 08:49 AM

I’m certainly glad to know you weathered through your Imitrex ordeal. That’s scary, Bob.

My wife is a migraine sufferer – she has been since I’ve know her (37 years). Fiorinal (butybital) is a medication that seems to work well for her most times. However, when it doesn’t help she takes Imitrex injections. The injections knock out the migraine probably 90 % of the time. She has never experienced your reaction – thank God.

My prayers are with you. God bless

Posted by Old Soldier at November 1, 2005 09:15 AM

Next year you won't say "Trick or Treat!"

Just say "Treat, treat, treat."

Glad you are safe...First Responders Rule.

Posted by Maggie at November 1, 2005 09:36 AM

A decade or 2 back, my father was on gout medication. He had fluid retention in the knees and extremities. One of the no-no's in the drug literature was "avoid all salicylates"....

Of course the doctor doesn't bother to tell you that Aspirin is acytesalicyllic acid (the spelling is wrong, but it IS a salicylate) tongue swollen to the point of potrusion from the mouth and airway closing up and THAT CLOSE (fingers infinitesmillay separated) to an emergency tracheotomy....

And the cure? 25cc of liquid Benadryl....

As a matter of fact in case no one ever told you, Benadryl is the treatment of choice for a LOT of allergic reactions, the only question is whether you can WAIT for an oral agent to work.....

My wife had chemo for cancer. They give you chlorapromazine for the nausea, because it is an anti-emetic (no throw-ups). Of course that is ACTUALLY just a side effect, it's PRIMARY use is as a "geek whomper" - they give it to the folks at the funny farm cause it keeps them quiet - but it ALSO has the funny side effect of involuntary muscle contractions - like your head trying to crawl into your shoulder..... The treatment of choice? Benadryl.....

Glad you're OK.....

Posted by Meredith C. Walters at November 1, 2005 09:58 AM

Glad to hear you are ok, CY.

Shoulda called me, I had a ton of candy around.

Posted by William Teach at November 1, 2005 11:59 AM

You've always got to one up me don't you???

Posted by phin at November 1, 2005 01:40 PM

Dude, that is totally bogus. I would suggest not having any more heart attacks, but hey, that's just me.

Get better.

Posted by John from WuzzaDem at November 1, 2005 04:39 PM

Glad to hear you're ok...rest for now...punch the Dr. later

Posted by johnny_yuma at November 1, 2005 06:19 PM

Now that you know that they don;t give out candy at the ER, I expect you will stay home for Halloween next year!

Glad you are well.

Posted by olddawg at November 2, 2005 11:12 AM