• over 1 year ago

    question about adverse reaction to steroids given to combat allergic reaction to insect bites

    I am allergic to just about everything. got tested and doctor told me that I just about need to be in a bubble. Life threatening allergic to insect bites, latex products. I went fishing with my husband on Monday and got bitten but didn't know it. I broke out in a rash and knots came up on my hands and side of one leg. itching got so bad, that benaydril didn't help. I am I guess borderline or diabetic. my glucose varies from 100 to 137 take no medicines for this. I finally went to the emergency room yesterday afternoon where the doctor there gave me oral steroid they didn't put the name of it on papers that I brought home but he gave prescription for hydrocortisone that he did list. My Glucose level shot up to 307 and I almost passed out it has gone up before but never close to 200. I called the emergency room back this morning and told them what had happened last and told them that this morning it was still up over 200 was informed that they would only give me the maintenance drugs, but would not give me anything for immediate results. I medicine on file at my pharmacy and at home if I need to take maintenance drugs. I did take them after this episode. But these drugs work gradually and I need something that is going to work fast. I have been drinking water with apple cider vinegar in it but my glucose level the last time that I checked was 220. I am dizzy, vision blurred, headache and I do have irregular heartbeat and chest pain. what can I do if they will not do anything about this problem.

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  • over 1 year ago

    RE: question about adverse reaction to steroids given to combat allergic reaction to insect bites

    The good news is that once you have stopped taking the steroids, your blood sugars will come down. See if you can get some help from your family doctor but be prepared that they may simply expect you to ride it out.

    In the meantime, hydrate well and see if you can cut back on your carbohydrates. This will help a bit. Wish I could be more help.
  • over 1 year ago

    RE: question about adverse reaction to steroids given to combat allergic reaction to insect bites

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317015.php

    Please. Read the entire article.



    Because , if you don't, you'll won't see the connection between steroids and diabetes (your developing resistance to insulin)...

    and, if you don't learn what "insulin resistance" is (and, how to to reverse it), you'll never understand the "beauty" of you're allergic reactions and diabetes...and, how our body reveals to us little secrets about what's going on inside (and, how futile and laughable our attempts are, through modern medicine, to try to "control" our inflammation using drugs).

    You "think" you're "borderline"? Sorry, but you don't have a clue (see, "metabolic syndrome"). Type 2 Diabetes is developing in all of us. I see "signs" of insulin resistance in just about every"body", I see!

    If you were having A1C reads, every year, for the last 25 years and were to graph the points, trust me, you wouldn't be using the term, "borderline" because it would be clear as "shinola", where you are headed.

    You view your violent reaction to steroids, bug bites and T2 diabetes as, all, "unrelated". It's not. It's got a name: Insulin Resistance

    and, it's a two way street; You can forwards and backwards. You're going forward, now. But, you got to get off this "manipulation" of blood glucose crap and deal with the big picture...

    You must get serious about getting fit and healthy. Do that and you'll be fishing with your husband without a care in the world.
      • over 1 year ago
        PS: I reversed my T2 Diabetes over 12 years, ago. I stopped measuring so long ago, I can't even remember. My mom had fibromyalgia (frozen shoulder) and rheumatoid arthritis 8 years, ago. Today, she takes no drugs...Oh, she's 95. My sister, 71, had stage 4 brain cancer and teetered with the decision to have chemo. Life expectancy is 1 yr after diagnosis (that's what you can expect after spending $1.5 million on chemo and radiation treats). Whoopty-doo!

        She declined.

        She's on 4 years remission and her body's a rock. She looks like a tomb raider. Her doctors can't believe it...



        Get serious!
  • RE: question about adverse reaction to steroids given to combat allergic reaction to insect bites

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      • 12 days ago
        Itching is an inflammatory reaction (all allergies are the result on inflammation) from the bug bite.

        The most powerful thing that will quiet the inflammation (itching), unfortunately, are steroids. They "muffle" the body's immune system so it will not flood the body with histamines.

        But, the immune system plays a most critical role in controlling blood sugar. So, guess what happens when a diabetic gets a steroid poke in the butt?

        You lose blood sugar control.

        Solution: when "forced" to take steroids, avoid any action that raises inflammation in the body. The less inflammation, the more control of both the itching and blood sugar control.

        ie. Drink plenty of water. Don't eat "junk". Keep your hands off the sugar jar. Keep your hands off the salt shaker. Control your emotions.
        Get plenty of rest. Exercise.

        Does any of this advice sound remotely familiar?


        There's a direct connection between allergies and diabetes. Its called insulin resistance. What causes your cells to become resistant to insulin, you ask?

        Simple. Your lifestyle. No drug, no doctor, no facility can repair a nonsensical diet and lifestyle.