Allergic to Prevacid which I've been taking for years?

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   Posted 11/3/2010 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
about 2 months ago I had my first severe allergic reaction. I had an anaphylactic reaction to Cipro or Flagyl (antibiotics). The doctors aren't sure which one so I am considered allergic to both.

Anyway, I was told that I was now an "allergic person". Since stopping the Prednisone and Antihistamines things have seemed fine. Some suspected things here and there, but no noticeable reactions.

Last night as I was eating dinner (cheese ravioli) I noticed I was itchy and felt two hives on my neck. My husband and I just assumed it was to the food and waited it out to see if the hives would go down or anything else would happen. Things seemed fine. At midnight I woke up and had to run to the bathroom - severe diarrhea which was fine after about an hour. Things have seemed fine today. I had a plain toasted bagel and some pretzels and all has seemed ok on that front. So it occurred to me, maybe the hives/stomach issues weren't the food and I realized I took my Prevacid right before dinner.

Could it be that I am suddenly allergic to Prevacid even though I've been taking it for 4 years? I am not going to take it for a few days and see how things go. The Dr. said to stop taking it for now.

I know allergies can develop at any point, but does this sound right or more likely and ingredient in the food I ate? Obviously I am very new to this being an allergic person thing. My only allergies before the anaphylaxis were avocado (horrible burning sensation in the stomach every time I ate it) and shrimp (hives and itchy throat). I do not eat either now.

Any help would be helpful, especially being new to the whole allergy world. Thanks!
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   Posted 11/3/2010 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Try going without the prevacid for now. If you feel better, then that was it.
Try the cheese ravioli without the prevacid and see what happens.
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