My allergist is still skeptical over whether I have fibro as opposed to lupus. He peers at me. "Are you sure you don't have elevated rheumatoid factor in your bloodwork?"
"ANA test keeps coming up negative."
"Huh." *skeptical look*
Something about my allergies/asthma being much more common in lupus patients than fibro patients. I don't know. I'm rare side effect girl. I guess I look like I have lupus. azhure and brujah have lupus and they're beautiful, so I'm going to choose to take that as a compliment.
Speaking of rare, apparently he's only had two patients in 30 years who get hives from seasonal allergies. I'm #2! This is ragweed season, and apparently, though the ragweed's not worse than usual, spring/summer allergens were, so he's seeing a bunch of people come in with stronger-than-average reactions to the ragweed. Our systems are primed to go apeshit. Oversensitized.
He also wants me to see my dermatologist. I WOULD LIKE THAT AS WELL.
Anyway, he gave me prednisone, which should halt the hives in their tracks if they are indeed due to allergies and not contact sensitivity. Go Team Me.
Went from there to Target, where I grabbed up a lot of Halloween stuff... and, reluctantly, put most of it back. Most. I decided I required the cute funky jewel-toned $2 plates. And the stylin' skull throw pillow. I may have to go back for the velvety skull-and-crossbones-embossed throw. I did get my most needed item, though - jeans in my current size. Plus other random household stuff we needed.
Now I catch a brief nap while Elayna's at Robotics Club. Hey, that's an awesome sentence all around.
EDIT: Aw. A desk fell on Elayna's leg! So no roaming the city today. We will reschedule.
EDIT TO EDIT: She's totally okay! Just a bit ouch and wince-y, and she doesn't feel like doing a whole lot of walking around.