As many of you know, I recently determined that I am allergic to fabric softener and generally have issues to other laundry products, too. Once we moved out of our condo (which reeked of laundry when others did it) and used our own washer and dryer I improved immediately. It is likely that at least two of my three miscarriages in a row were caused by this allergic reaction I was having.
That's the background.
Last night I was serving in children's ministry and noticed that a dryer in the room was running. I didn't notice any smell and really didn't think much of it. Well, after about 30 minutes of being there I got itchy. But, sometimes being around other people makes me itchy or gives me a sore throat, especially little kids since they tend to be thisclose to you if not in your lap. So, I didn't really think much of it. In the middle of the night I woke up with very stuffy sinuses. I woke up several more times because I was dizzy - it is quite bizarre to be dizzy when all you did was turn over in bed. After I got up, I did my sinus rinse and that plus being upright diminished the sinus pressure and the dizziness. Now I am also having pain in my joints and a definite fibromyalgia flare up. I took two benadryl and make have to take some tylenol soon.
Do I need to be worried about the baby? I'm about 24 weeks pregnant. I know that inflammation can diminish progesterone but since most of that is made by the placenta right now that shouldn't matter, right?
Ugh. I just hate bothering my OB for no reason but perhaps I should just call.