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starzphalling
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   Posted 5/19/2008 12:03 AM (GMT -7)   
ok so the serach button is not being my friend at the moment, so sorry if this is posted somewhere else.

im pissed. im going to the doctor again. i don't have insurance, so i got to a county run clinic, and im sorry but i think i know more about medicine than they do.

im allergic to dairy (at first they said lactose intolerance, however the pills don't help me at all and i get sick from the very small amounts of lactose in pills, i know crazy huh). from the research i've done, most of the rheumatoid arthritis and lupus meds have lactose in them as an inactive indgredient (plaquenil does not however i had to stop taking it due to the eye side effects that were effecting me). i was wondering if anyone else on here has drug allergies that leaves them with very few choices and what you ended up with. i would love some meds that would help me live, leaving the house is always a good thing lol.

well i'll be up all night, have to get there at 6am, or i have to wait for 5 hours >.<

thanx all, and i hope everyone is doing well :)

Ginny
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   Posted 5/19/2008 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Starz,
 
I have what my G.I. doctor calls "an extreme case of lactose intollerance".  I can't handle the lactose pills either.  They actually make things worse for me....
 
As far as my lupus meds go, I don't have any problems with them at all. They don't upset my system one bit.  If they did, or if they ever do in the future, I'll have to live with it.  It's more important to keep the lupus at bay than the lactose intollerance.  Not managing the lupus will kill me.  The lactose issue is just annoying and uncomfortable! That's how I see it anyway.
 
Don't give up on the lupus meds.  You will probably be just fine with them. Good luck!!!
 
Ginny
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sjkly
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   Posted 5/19/2008 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Why not use the injectable meds mtx, enbrel, etc. No lactose issues with them-yep it limits your choices but at least there are some options.

redrose77
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   Posted 5/19/2008 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I have many drug allergies, mostly to entire classes of antibiotics. We work around it the best we can.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sj√∂gren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007,
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Procardia, Prilosec


cured4real?
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   Posted 5/19/2008 11:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I have many drug allergies due to my liver, to almost all "new" meds but even birth control pills. I am not lactose intolerant nor do I have celiac disease. Like skjly, I find I can take many things by patch or injection, I like patches the best, because it avoids the stomach and liver. Sometimes I can tolerate a liquid med better than a pill too. Also, time release meds are usually less strong than a powder pressed pill, which are extremely strong in the beginning then taper down to less than an adequate dose by the end. Also, taking a much lower dose of the medicine usually avoids the allergy or lengthens the time it takes to occur, and the medicine is often more effective for me at a lower dose. If your liver enzymes are high, this may be some of the reason.
Love, Marji
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Ann Ireland
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   Posted 5/21/2008 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
yes, antibiotics sends me AWOL, I have crohns and nothing stays in when I am on antibiotics.
I Loathe meds.
xann
Ann Ireland

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