Posted 5/20/2008 1:05 AM (GMT -6)
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.
--Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. Bill Watterson (1958-) cartoonist "Calvin and Hobbes"
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy, GI nightmare
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Detrol, Klonopin, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroid injections and pred prn