Posted 6/22/2012 12:00 AM (GMT -6)
I am new to this site and hoping someone has some suggestions. I have been experiencing allergic reactions that begin with a strong rash on my wrists, then stomache and chest then up to my neck and throat. If I dont catch that and begin double dose of bendry and steroids, it will progress to anaphalytic reaction.
This is to a wide variety of things, suncreens, bugsprays, over the counter things such as Robitussin, Cepacol throat spray, tylenol, ibuprofen, and prescription medications; sulfa meds, cipro, levaquin. AT this time, my doctors hate to see me come in sick, because they aren't comfortable prescribing me anything. Antibiotics are always accompanied by a prescription for steriods and epipen pack.
I can take tylenol and Ibuprofen for accident, pain or injury and be fine, however if i need it due to being sick, I seem to not have a tolerance for it and react. So, I can take some things today, but tomorrow can not. I believe that I can help my body prevent things with proper diet and a regiment of vitamins and supplements, but am wise enough to know that there are times when medication is necessary and don't refuse it. However, the medications are getting fewer and fewer that my doctors are willing to prescribe.
I am currently in the middle of this. I began Cipro two days ago for a severe kidney infection and reacted 24 hours later. I started Prednison and benedryl last night, and my doctor wanted me off everything else today to give my system a rest. Tomorrow I will try another antibiotic. I should know by Sunday or Monday if we have success this round.
Hs anyone ever experienced anything like this? Any suggestions for where to even begin with this? My doctors are at a loss.
Thanks so much,