On steroids for allergic reaction (took first dose approx three hours ago), body feels very tired, itching is becoming less but still very very very itchy, have a headache, ears feel runny .... as if they are producing ear wax, very irritating. Coughing- dry painful. No mucus. Tastes a little like blood after a particularly violent cough. Itchy throat, bite marks or hives on arms. Concerned that this isn t getting better - left doctor s under impression steroids would sort of be a magic bullet and I d feel better very quickly but this is taking longer than anticipated and I ve had to leave work. Have a work meeting interstate on Saturday and very concerned that I won t make it. Have to organize someone in my place if they are to go very soon. Any comment regarding likelihood of symptoms receding over the next 24 hours?