Posted 11/3/2010 2:42 PM (GMT -7)
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!