CBC w/ Diff:
Glutathione is sometimes given via nebulizer - is that the medication you are talking about
? Glutathione is used to help with lyme detox and I've never heard of someone having an allergic reaction to it.
The "pen" you're referring to is called an EpiPen ("Epi" is short for epinephrine), and is used to combat Anaphylaxis, a dangerous type of allergic reaction that can cause your airway to swell closed. These types of reactions are rare but can happen so it is good the doctor wants you to have an EpiPen on hand.
My suggestion is to talk with your doctor about
your concerns - and ask if you can try your first dose at his/her office so that their staff will be available to help if you do start to react to the drug. Or ask a friend to come and be with you during your first dose of the medication so that they can help you if you do start to have a bad reaction.
I hope this helps - take care,
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds: Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), IV Cipro (for G-tube site infection).