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How long should I give it before i call...

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to tell them it's not working?


I was given Zofran for extreme nausea with some vomiting and major *TMI* diarrhea every 30 minutes to 1 hour for over 12 hours and becoming severely dehydrated.  Two days before starting the Zofran, I was itchy EVERYWHERE but very mild.  However, the day I started the Zofran, the itching intensified all crazy.  Now it's not just mild but SUPER FREAKING ITCHY EVERYWHERE!!!

So they changed my prescription and wanted me to call back if the itching persisted.  It has been over 24 hours since taking the Zofran and I am still SUPER SUPER SUPER ITCHY EVERYWHERE.  I called and they put a note into my doctor and told me to try Benadryl to see if that helped.  If not, the itching may not be related to the medicine at all, just coincidental that my itching went from mild to severe around the same time.

It's only been 30 minutes since my first dose of Benadryl and I am still super extremely itchy absolutely everywhere.  How long does it take to kick in? How long should I give it before calling and letting them know that it did not work (if it doesn't)?

by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 2:52 PM
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by Ruby Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 8:10 PM
wow that place sounds aweful.
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by Mandy on Feb. 6, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Wow, makes you wonder how they got through medical school. Ugh. If you are still itchy, I would call your OB and tell them what happened and ask for some tests to be done.

Quoting PEEK05:

It was a waste Of my time. The doctor looked at me for two seconds and said, "oh you're pregnant? It's just dry skin from hormonal changes." and then I kid you not said, " stop using any kind of body wash shit -- excuse me -- body wash stuff and get some soap." then put my diagnosis as "itchy skin" and told me how to treat dry skin. I was there for about five minutes. I don't even use body wash lol.

Seriously besides the ob department I have Ben thinking about changing primary clinics for a while now. I just had another really unprofessional experience in a different department last month with my son. This place is awful!!

Quoting Mrs.Andrews:

They would start running tests for Cholestasis most likely.

Quoting PEEK05:

They want me to go to urgent care? What would a non-OB other than prescribe a different antihistimine? I am literally scratching so bad.  I itch absolutely everywhere.

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