Once again, I've had to quit a medication due to severe reaction. This time it was Epilim (Valpro 200), but this is the last in a longish list.
I'd only been on it for 2 weeks - starting at 400mcg, progressing to 800mcg after 4 days. I started off with disturbed sleep/dreams, increased rashes, and nausea. The dreams eased off, but the rashes and nausea increased to the point where I felt sick all day and started getting IBS symptoms.
I saw my doc and found out the best way to stop taking them (wanted to make sure I didn't have to wean off) and already feeling improvment after 24 hours.
I guess why I'm here is to see if others have issues with medications. I am starting to think I have an allergy to certain drugs (after looking up the ingredients, I've found many of them have common ingredients and similar side effects).
What's the difference between a side effect and an allergy? I'm starting to think I have an allergy as the rashes have come on in increasing severity over time, but it's hard to know which drug may be causing it.
Sorry, I know I'm rambling a bit, just sick of feeling sick and pretty sure it's due to medications
They say life is a bowl of cherries........... we just have to learn how to spit out the pips!