Frosty the Snowman.

It’s been a rough three weeks here at Red Boot Quilts. I’m covered in severe hives of all things. I’m intensely itchy and drugged out of my brain with Benadryl. No-one knows what’s causing it. It could be something as simple as stress or it could be the Thyroxine I’ve just started taking.

Has anyone out there in blog-land had an adverse reaction to their thyroid meds? This morning I felt so bad I nearly called an ambulance. I’m sooo tired of this nonsense, I want my life back!

In the meantime, Frosty’s Christmas has been re-jiggied using blue background fabric instead of the grey. I’m working in between scratching, panicking and taking Benadryl induced naps; as soon as we work out what is causing these hives I’ll be back to some semblance of normality.


Frostys Xmas 840




  1. Ugh! My Mum has had problems with thyroid meds in the past but it was because she had an unwanted reaction with her heart meds :(. I’ve never heard of taking Benadryl for itching as I take Phenergan 10mg for itching and allergies when I need to. Makes me a bit sleepy but if I’m off my game sometimes extra sleep is what I need. Hope you know the whys and whats soon and you feel better when you have answers and can treat the original cause.

  2. Take good care of yourself. I don’t take thyroid meds ,but have had hives and gotten mouth sores from meds when my body had enough of them.

  3. i do not have thyroid issues but have had itching problems for about 2 years. At times I would take a fork to a couple spots on my back to relief the itch!! I have had $$$$ from dermatologist creams with no luck. My personal trainer started me on The Prime ( book by neurologist) and I have been drinking an anti-inflammatory tea that has STOPPED the itching. It is the only thing I have changed in my diet. It is 1/2 tsp. Fennel seed, 1/2 tsp. Coriander seed, 1/2 tsp. Cumin seed and a chunk of ginger. Steep in 4-5 cups of water for 10 min. Strain and drink After about 3 days of 4 cups a day ~ no itching since January. I have increased my fiber intake to 1 tsp of Psyllium Husk ever 3rd day but that is it. Gut health is sooooo important. I have taken a probiotic ~ Florajen3~ for a long time which helps keep bacteria normal in gut. So , I am not a health nut, don’t believe in herbs and supplements but this tea is just regular spices, tastes pretty good and seems to have relieved my problem. I would wake up itching and bleeding at night and when I was teaching, I would scratch my back against the wall. It was so evident, a student gave me a back scratcher as a gift!!! I understand your frustration!!.

  4. So sorry for you. I think it means your body needs rest. Give yourself a break. Frosty’s Christmas is darling with the blue background!