... while washing scissors. Developed facial swelling, hives all over my neck extending to just below my eyes. I had a heavy chest with difficulty breathing and racing heart rate. went to the hospital they gave me lots of prednisone to take for 5 days. Today after the prednisone wore off, the same symptoms returned.How long will this go on? I have not taken a narcotic for years... I am really miserable Does anyone have any information about direct contact with the gel in the patch? please help- I am miserable