I spent the afternoon in the hospital with an allergy reaction to a sulfa medication. Do you have a food or medication allergy?


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Oh Dragonfly!!!!  I'm so sorry!  I hope everything is under control and you're feeling better.  

No, I don't have any.  But, my daughter gets an allergic reaction to some viruses.  Weird, huh?  Whenever she got the flu, we had the epi-pen and inhaler ready.

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Jann Nikka answered

Penicillin ๐Ÿ’‰and shellfish๐Ÿฆ€.

Dragonfly,  ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’›โค speedy recovery and super โš˜๐ŸŒทโš˜feeling better and lots of ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹shine.๐Ÿธ

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PJ Stein answered

Well that cannot have been fun! Sorry to hear it and hope you are on the mend.

I am allergic to the contrast dye they use for CT scans. I break out in hives literally from head to toe. Since it travels through your blood it goes ALL through your body. I had hives inside my ears, on my tongue, and many other very private and uncomfortable places. What made it worse is I have an oversensitivity to antihistamines and cannot take them. I just kept drinking cranberry juice to keep my kidneys clear so they could better filter the dye out. It took about 24 hours.

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Guo Pheonix answered

allergic to alcohol,lol

Virginia Lou Profile
Virginia Lou answered

Oh Dear Dragonfly!

For me it is something called "Multiple Chemical Sensitivities"...

All the laboratory chemicals I worked with can alter your constitution somehow, so you react to most anything that is remotely chemical, including many medications...I am much better now but still cannot be around pesticides, for example.

My sad story is that colleagues were dying from this back in the 1980's and at that time nothing much was known so we were told we were all hypochondriacs!

Thankfully you are better, I am so glad, I KNOW how awful it is.

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Four Palmz answered

If I eat foods containing gluten, my stomach bloats and I start to sweat immediately. The uncomfortable feeling goes away in a few minutes.  Since I've stopped eating gluten, I've lost 40 lbs from my stomach area. 

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Virginia Lou
Virginia Lou commented
Dear Four Palmz, I have also reduced gluten intake very much... based on the experience of my cousin, much like yours; she also found a very painful knee is much better!
There is a really interesting book...her friend showed me and I really enjoyed reading it; maybe you ... oh, I remember now; have you heard of the book WHEAT BELLY?
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Sorry to hear that, up side is the weight loss. Gluten allergy is what made me realize how much gluten is in so many foods.
Four Palmz
Four Palmz commented
Yes Virginia, I read Wheat Belly several years ago. It's what made me decide to go gluten free.
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Matt Radiance answered

I'm sorry to hear this, i hope you feeling much much better now and everything be fully under control.  My best wishes are with you.

I have allergies with peppers, in general heat nature products in particular pepper, i get itching , get pimples, red spots and it can get worst and worst till it cost my life!

I have little allergies with grapes as well, if i get it more than a little, around my lips and mouth starts to itch.

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Matt Radiance commented
Thank you :)

It's good to see you too. i would be happy to see you healthy and happy my friend :)
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You're welcome. :))
I'm working on it!! :)))
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Matt Radiance commented
Keep it up and never forget you have positive energy of every one of us here. i realized that you couldn't take the walk outdoors as it sounded you wished so. you're strong, i know this spirit within your statements and behaviors. so you will handle it. just hang in there, Dragonfly power! :))
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Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

I hope you get well soon Dragonfly. I know a couple of people who are allergic to sulfa drugs and I'm allergic to generic keflex.

All that aside. Please get well soon as you're a great lady that has many friends here rooting for you!

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dragonfly forty-six
Thank you. :))
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn commented
Why they still give out sulfa drugs is beyond me. I've seen quite a few people go through what you are going through including my ex-wife.
dragonfly forty-six
Wasn't pleasant. I guess different bodies for different medications. I have always had a healthy respect for medication, hence why it's my profession. They are helpful and can be deadly. I guess I like that combo. Lol....I'm nuts..
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Barb Cala answered

So sorry to hear!  I hope you're feeling better.

I'm not allergic to any meds that I know of.

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Thanks, Barb. I'm doing better in that I can breathe. It's crazy how scary not breathing is. They had to give me mega doses of medications, so I'm exhausted but can't sleep. The itching and the hives are better. But the body inflammation is the same. I'm hoping a day of complete bed rest will help.
I'm glad you have no medication allergies.
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Lard Ass answered

Definitely not a fun time having an allergic reaction to a medication Dragonfly, all my best to you. As far as my allergies, Pyridium, which is a medication used to numb the urinary tract when you have a urinary tract infection....it triggers terrible migraines for me, so I never take it, I'll take the burning as opposed to a migraine any day!

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Thanks, Angela, being a nurse, I'm sure you've seen your share of medication allergies. Very scary.
Oh, I'd do a lot including UTI symptoms to avoid a migraine too!! That's saying a lot UTI pain is bad, but a migraine? Nooooo.
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Danae Hitch answered

I am allergic to penicillin but not amoxicillin. I am sorry you had to go through this - so scary when you can't breathe. You were very lucky the urgent care was close to you. I hope you recover quickly! You are very precious to our Blurtit community.

LiftedTruck Redneck Profile

I am currently allergic to 16 medications on file and also am allergic to milk protein, along with about 20 non-food or drug related allergies. I hope all is well for you now and that you don't have to go through that again!

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Jann Nikka
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dragonfly forty-six
On No! That stinks, LR. I'm doing better. It's taking a bit. Thanks for stopping by its always good to see you. :))
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It is quite the list, since i can't remember them all and they all cannot fit on the bracelet I have to wear๐Ÿ˜ต I had a reaction to a New one last night, so that gets to be added..
I'm glad you're doing better dragonfly and it is always nice to see you here as well :)

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