Lupus, Allergic reaction to pneumonia shot, full-blown Lupus flare plus pneumonia....what to do?

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sjfugatt1
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   Posted 12/28/2013 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
My daughter has Lupus along with many other medical issues and was just given the pneumonia vaccine last week during IgG testing. She ended up with an allergic reaction to the vaccine and has now come down with pneumonia and a full-blown Lupus flare. She's allergic to tylenol and ibuprophen as well many other things. The doctors are closed for the Christmas holidays, and her Lupus doctor (who gave her the pneumonia vaccine) will only treat the Lupus symptoms WHEN he gets back into the office. She's running a high fever with coughing, congestion, sore throat, and starting to lose her voice. Every time she coughs, she either quits breathing or throws up due to gagging from the severity of the coughing. Any suggestions on what to do to help her? Thanks in advance.

couchtater
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   Posted 12/28/2013 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Get her to the ER asap. She needs treatment.
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

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oreo11
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   Posted 12/28/2013 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Joy. She needs to be seen by a medical professional.

Laura

sjfugatt1
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   Posted 12/28/2013 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks. Her Rheumatologist called in a steroid pack, and her fever has broken. She's also now starting to cough up phlegm and is breathing better.

couchtater
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   Posted 12/29/2013 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear. If it's green though she needs antibiotics.
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

sjfugatt1
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   Posted 12/29/2013 2:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you. They told her since she got pneumonia from the actual vaccine, they can't give her antibiotics for it. It sounds crazy to me, but that's what the doctor said.
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