when in doubt eat poached eggs

Posted on: Tue, 03/07/2006 - 1:58am
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I should have remembered this! (when in doubt eat poached eggs). A few days ago I was at the Southern Hills Marriott in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I didn't have a rental car so had no choice but to eat at the hotel restaurant. I checked with the kitchen and was told they use peanut oil so was warned not to eat anything fried.

Had oatmeal the first morning but it was lousy. The next morning I met friends there for breakfast and ordered what seemed safe....scrambled eggs and toast. (sent my chef card to the kitchen with the order) But the restaurant was chaotic. There was a big breakfast buffet and most were eating from the buffet - so there was only one cook in the kitchen.

45 minutes later I got my order - greasy eggs that tasted of bacon.....certainly not cooked in a clean pan.

I ate a bit - waited five minutes - nothing happened so I ate the rest. I started coughing with the last swallow and also got really hoarse. I took a puff of ventolin and had the strangest reaction. I started to shake really violently and felt weird. The guy I was with said I was red. My hands were shaking so hard I couldn't open the pack of Benadryl...someone had to do it for me. Ventolin gives me the jitters but nothing like this. It really scared me,
and the guy I was with. He was convinced it was a reaction and was ready to give me epi. I'm not doubting that the coughing and hoarseness could have been from pn oil but the violent shaking?

I wonder if the shaking wasn't some strange reaction to the ventolin. Any one else experience this?

(I took fast-melt Benadryl and was ok in 20 minutes)

p.s. Don't eat at this restaurant!

Posted on: Tue, 03/07/2006 - 2:37am
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Adele, for a while there my son AND I both reacted to our ventolin with the shakes. Just one puff. I actually think it may have been when we changed over from one manufacturer to the other.
I'll bet your shakes were Ventolin induced.
I'm glad the Benadryl worked. I'd stick to dry cereal in those little boxes.
Peggy

Posted on: Tue, 03/07/2006 - 6:13am
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I have also had that response to a rescue inhaler. (Albuterol) So I think it is a fairly common drug side effect... but it was scary and weird, I agree. I felt lightheaded and just jittery... like two pots of coffee jittery. And shaking. Yes.
Doesn't happen all the time,though, even in with the same puffer.

Posted on: Tue, 03/07/2006 - 6:44am
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Thanks Peg & Corvallismom for your feedback.
I agree - Ventolin makes you shake but this was REALLY extreme shaking.....people were stopping and asking me if I needed help it was so bad.
Have you had shaking this badly from Ventolin?

Posted on: Tue, 03/07/2006 - 9:31am
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I have had it bad Adele but this is beginning to sound more like a reaction to whatever you ate. Luckily the Benadryl worked.
Phew to hotel restaurants.
Peg

Posted on: Tue, 03/07/2006 - 9:47am
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[b]Adele[/b]
I have shaking with my reactions also...and very cold hands and feet...right down to the uterine/bladder cramps. These are early symptoms of shock.
(See this article on wasp sting allergy)
Quote:Unfortunately this time I had an allergic reaction to this dose of was venom. The reaction is scary and can differ from person to person. For me it started with the throat feeling "tight" and a tingling in all my extremities. I then became very cold and my body trembled uncontrollably. Then I get the most amazing stomach cramps and have a real flavour of the female perspective of giving birth.
[url="http://www.insectstings.co.uk/story.html"]http://www.insectstings.co.uk/story.html[/url]
So glad the Benadryl worked for you.

Posted on: Tue, 03/07/2006 - 10:04am
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Daisy - that describes it to a 't'. Thanks for this info...

Posted on: Wed, 03/08/2006 - 8:06am
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oh, those jitters, all my family get those , after the inhalers.
( the smokers also get them if they go longer than two hours with out a ciggie, but thats something different, they get very grumpy with it as well)
On occasion when I have needed an inhaler I have had the hand jitters.
BTW what a normal peak flow for a adult woman? ( can sort out william but not me!)
However my hubby doesnt get them, no idea why not.
sarah

Posted on: Sat, 06/17/2006 - 6:57am
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The shaking could have been a combo of being part of the reaction as well as reacting to the medicine.
A few years back, I was rollerblading on the base in Guam (my dad was stationed there for a few years) and started to lose control on a downhill. I noted the bottom of the hill was covered in loose gravel & cracks in the sidewalk, but I had been (successfully) slowing myself down, in such situations, by just gliding over onto the grass and doing a ski-type turn.
So, I attempted to slow myself down before getting to the bottom of this daunting hill. There was a little bit of a rut in the grass though and one of my skates caught on it. I "supermanned" into the grass, cracking my head back pretty hard. I laid there for a few minutes, afraid to move, finally rolling over on to my back and watching the clouds go by for a few minutes. My head was hurting and I was halfway between the BX/Commissary (grocery & convenience stores for you civilians) and home, with no cell phone or anything else with me. I was actually rather close to the hospital, but I had errands I wanted to run and didn't feel like dealing with doctors at the moment. My head was pounding, so I figured I'd stop at the BX and get some motrin. By the time I got up the hill and in to the bx, took my skates off and got to the first aid aisle, I had completely forgotten about the motrin -- I immediately grabbed the benedryl and hurried to check out. At check out, I was shaking so bad, the lady didn't even bother to ring up the benedryl or sprite and just started opening it and asking if I was okay. I said I would be fine, I just had fallen in some grass and must be allergic to it. She offered to call the hospital, but I was stubborn. I went out to the payphone outside and called my parents to come get me.
Needless to say, I had a concussion and a severe allergic reaction to that grass. I don't think I rollerbladed again while I was there -- and even now when I go rollerblading, I avoid downhills at all costs -- I'm okay with uphills, oddly enough...
I didn't have my inhaler with me on my outting, so I know it wasn't a reaction to the drugs...It was a reaction to the grass that had me shaking.

Posted on: Sat, 06/17/2006 - 1:33pm
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Princess, thanks for your feedback. Since I've had time to mull it over, I'm pretty sure it was a reaction. I use Ventolin fairly regularly - and have so for a few years....and it's never caused such violent shaking.
Didn't you post on another thread a few days ago that you also shake when having a PA reaction?
Thanks, Adele

Posted on: Tue, 03/07/2006 - 2:37am
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Adele, for a while there my son AND I both reacted to our ventolin with the shakes. Just one puff. I actually think it may have been when we changed over from one manufacturer to the other.
I'll bet your shakes were Ventolin induced.
I'm glad the Benadryl worked. I'd stick to dry cereal in those little boxes.
Peggy

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