So after getting the kids off to school we went to the clinic for walk-in hours. They sent me over to the hospital where I was diagnosed with a nasty allergy to...something.
Don't officially know what I'm allergic to but we do have a short list of possible ones. They mentioned epinephrine but as I could breath and don't like intra-muscular injections I opted for prednisone instead, along with a dose of benadryl. Interesting note: I wasn't aware that hives can show up after the itching, brought on by scratching. I always thought they came first or on their own.
Two days later I'm still itching but my throat is back to normal. Trying to take only non-drowsy antihistamines, but they don't work as well as the ones that make me sleepy. I'll see an allergist next week and hopefully we'll find out that my allergen(s) can be easily avoided.
I was ahead for NaNo before this hit. Now I'm back to just keeping pace, but that's ok. I'm going to take some more medicine now.