A bug bit me on the lip while I slept and it is now painful and grotesquely swollen, so I am off to the doctor.
I will be back later, depending.
*** Update ***
Just some bit- Zyrtac for the swelling, which I can’t take until tomorrow since I already self-medicated with Benadryl. The Benadryl has given me a serious calse of the sssllloooooowwwwwwwssssssssss.
Best of luck with that.
At least he is sleeping, thats something good to be taken out of the whole ordeal.
If that’s not enough to keep one from sleeping, I don’t know what is.
What kind of bug? Good luck.
Bill from INDC
Sounds like the herpes.
didn’t you know you’re not supposed to let the bedbugs bite?? that’s probably why you haven’t been sleeping….you don’t know how to do it properly.
J/K….hope it all turns out ok at the doc.
John…just pay that hooker what you owe her and she won’t bite. Unless biting IS what you paid her for.
Hopefully it’s not the assassin bug. That’s a painful bite. I was living in Central America for a while and a couple places down there had the ones that carry Chagas disease, but I don’t think it’s very common up here at all.
“Ken Griffey’s grotesquely swollen jaw…”
I guess ‘Don’t let the bed bugs bite’
more than just an expression.
Hope the lip is better.
Will there be pictures posted?
Ow, get better.
Glad to hear you’re ok. Ice will help as well
Any idea on what kind of bug it was?
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Ugh, good luck with the Benadryl. That stuff knocks me out like chloroform. At least this should mean the end of the insomnia.
I took Benadryl once. I think I slipped into a coma.
Damn, but that sucks. Hopefully, the doc is doing tests for foreign biologicals. This happened to me once, and very painful it is.
And I agree with the insomnia being a bitch-and-three-quarters. Unfortunately, Benedryl doesn’t work too well on me. Nor do OTC sleep aids. (And no primary physician, or cash, to get scrip for Lunestra.)
Ah, good old Zyrtec.
I take the stuff whenever my allergies flip out, and it works like a charm. It doesn’t knock me out too bad (unlike Comadryl), though it does give me a wicked case of cottonmouth.
You’re being shrill.
Seriously, that sucks. Hope you get better soon.
John, hope you’re feeling better. I know about bug bites. Last year I was mowing grass in a corner of my property where I don’t usually mow and wound up getting stung on the legs by about 8 yellow jackets. It itched like crazy for a few days, but I survived …the first assault. A week later, in a different corner of the yard, another damn underground hive. Only four bites that time but I developed some kind of allergic reaction that made my calf swell up and the skin took on a texture akin to plastic. I wound up in the emergency room a couple of nights later where they mainlined some anti-biotics into me. The doctor said the infection probably would’ve spread to my entire leg if I had waited another day. Lovely.
Can we take a minute here and congratulate President George W. Bush and his shattering of Ronald Reagan’s vacation record today? Perhaps the greatest thing Bush ever did for America is getting out of Washington and sitting on his perfumed ass down in Texas.
Off topic, but did anyone notice Frist’s intelligent announcement?
Where was your cat? Someone’s not doing their feline duty.
I got stung by a bee today, and am fairly to highly allergic, brought out an anaphlax kit thats been in my glove compartment for five years (three years expired), through hot and cold. It seems to have worked, I’m not dead, just a swollen hand. Did the tourniquet deal on and off, though wouldn’t recommend that for your lip.