Allergic to medicines

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Joan M
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   Posted 12/17/2007 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Anybody else??? I have had some strange reactions particularly to antibiotics.  sad sad   Luckily my primarily care doc is good and so is my new allergist.  I am sick of asthma...feel it has slowed me down.  It is kind of scarey to try new medicines.
 
 

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   Posted 12/17/2007 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I have weird and varying reactions to sulfa - I get anywhere from hives to severe abdominal pain. And I even get sensitive to medications that I have been on for years. It's good that you have a healthy relationship with your doctor. That makes a world of difference.
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Joan M
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   Posted 12/18/2007 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes...it is kind of scarey but sometimes it works out well...I have reacted very well to mobic which is an arthritis medicine. I am so grateful about that much.

I am allergic to multi drugs and my doctor said that is even more troubling than my allergies were. If I have a virus I am very tired but the pain of arthritis also makes me tired. I have post shingles pain now and that is a bummer.

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   Posted 12/19/2007 5:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh you poor gal! I heard shingles is the worst! I knew a few that have had it and them mentioning how much it hurts. My heart goes out to you and all that you've been enduring.
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Joan M
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   Posted 12/19/2007 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you very much, sherry. That was very kind of you.

I am taking lyrica which at 200 mgs was making me dizzy. I usually take 75 mgs of lyrica at night and am using the lidocain patch. I can not handle other patches because I have IBS w/constipation. The darvon pills also make me constipated.

Darned if you do, darned if you don't. Take care of yourself.

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   Posted 12/19/2007 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I have also heard that having shingles is just horrible.  I hope you are on the road to recovery soon.  I wish had some advice for you, but unfortunately I don't.  Please know that we are thinking about you.
 
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Jiriji-in-Oz
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   Posted 12/22/2007 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm allergic to painkillers, which is a real bummer. Anything stronger than paracetamol (acetaminophen) makes me itch and get numb lips, etc. Once i nearly died from a morphine injection following surgery. I went into anaphylactic shock but fortunately i was in intensive care at the time and was able to get an injection of ephedrine straightaway. I can never have morphine or other narcotics and even fentanyl makes me itch, although it's the one that's meant to be safe for everyone.

Dunno what i'll do if i ever have a nasty accident and am in a lot of pain.
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Joan M
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   Posted 12/24/2007 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry jiriji-in-oz...me too it is quite a quandry. Have the terrible problem with antibodics and what can I do if I come down with the flu. Find is scarey and hate to try "new drugs". Feel the doc kind of wantdme to take that anti-colesterol stuff but had a terrible reaction to that. They drive me nuts with all these "blood" testing stuff.

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   Posted 12/26/2007 10:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I find it interesting of all these meds. many asthmatics are allergic to. Well, I did not know I had any drug allergies until I got sick with pneumonia, which made thea asthma worse. I was so bad, my allergist put me on 40mg of Prednisone and 400mg of Avelox. She could not give me generic because it was not strong enough, so I ended up having an reaction to the Avelox, which made me itch all over my whole body for a week or so. I was going crazy! When I stopped taking the Avelox the itching cleared up in like two days, I was SO relieved!!! 

Joan M
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   Posted 12/27/2007 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Having pneumonia is very bad...I am so sorry and the itching is horrific. I have had prenisone once and I woke up from a dream and I thought it was real. I thought I had talked to a nurse and told her not to invest in the stock market. Then I couldn't sleep but I said to myself well that was not a bad thing to say to the nurse and fell back to sleep. When I got up the next time I realized that it was a dream.

Yes...it is true that you can take a medicine for many years and become allergic to it and can not take it again.

It is very scarey.
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