Posted 2/4/2012 12:53 PM (GMT -7)
I also have a problem w/ meds and foods. I have a list of meds I can't take due to very serious reactions. I had a very nice dr sit me down to say I was absolutely right to refuse a test due to the dye that would be used in IV. The receptionist said it wouldn't be any problem. I knew better and asked to speak w/ a dr before they prepped me. The dr went out and spoke w/ her. I don't think she would ever open her mouth again to tell a patient it was 'ok' to accept a med that has caused a problem.
When I get sick, the drs have a hard time giving me antibiotics - I've had reactions to sooo many of them. My sister thinks because she can tolerate them, I should be able to tolerate them. She sounds like some drs I know.
I can't tolerate milk and most dairy foods. I can't tolerate beef. I gave up beef almost 4 yrs ago, I decided to try some a cpl of months ago. I figured after all this time I would see how it went. It did NOT go well, so I'm back to no beef. I eat chicken 2x a day most days. Some fish, but not too crazy about a lot of fish. I can't eat onions, get deathly sick. I can't tolerate alcohol, not even a sip. I get beat red in the face, sweat, heart pounds, and I need to lay down. NOW! I can't eat egg yolks, I buy egg whites. There are other foods that I can't eat, but that is due to other conditions. My DH kids me, Pretty soon I will be reduced to bread and water, only. lol Not!
I've had drs act like I'm 'fussy', because I can't tolerate so many meds or foods. Oh Well!
I take very few meds or OTC. My PCP thinks I have HBP, but actually I have LBP. She gave me a rx and that med drops me like a rock. My cardio told me he doesn't want my BP below a certain pt, I don't have a problem until I take the BP med. I can't walk or think very well. I know I have a problem, but not able to think how to help myself. I know how to help myself, Don't Take The Stupid Med The PCP Gave Me!
Anyway, you are probably right that the meds are a problem for you. You probably are having a reaction to them, it is way too common in ppl w/ FMS. Your idea to add foods back is a good idea, but may I suggest add one food at a time so you know if 'it' is good or bad. Wish you luck!
God bless. Alice.