I broke out in acne on my forehead. GBS gave me new skin allergies. All I could do is wait for them to go away and take some benedryl. My Neuro had told me they would happen before they did and would evenually go away like the high blood pressure and the aching body. They did, but no fun at the time.
I wonder what Actually constitutes medicine allergy. Reaction like hyves, or can it be body function and shifting blood work?? or Both
This is not really related to the question of Med allergies but, here goes.
I had severe seasonal rhinitis (allergies) that developed after an employment change and work atmosphere change. Underwent 4 years of allergy immunotherapy. They inject you with what you are allergic to until you can take a really big dose. Twice had bad reactions after I left their office and needed to use the EPPI Pen and benadryl to recover. I now think that is NOT good if you have CIDP because it boosts you immune system. anyway, I didn’t require any allergy meds for about 3 years, now, the problems are back, pretty much at the same level as prior to the immunotherapy.
It may have come back on its own?? or is it the Cidp? Never Know.
I have had allergies since I was a baby. My mom would give me a bite of something and I would shake, then my eyes would swell shut, I would have a runny nose. She thought that I had a cold.
That kept happening until I got really sick and so congested I could hardly breathe.
They took me to Children’s Hosp in LA then.
I was so congested it turned into Pneumonia. They said I wasn’t going to survive that one. I did.
After awhile, our doc figured out that I had allergies. He had no idea how bad.
I was in and out of the hospital numerous times as a baby, then developed asthma at 16 mos.
Our doc had me on so many drugs it was awful. My mom says I was drunk most of the time from them.
They had me on Phenobarbitol, Prednisone, cough meds, etc. I was in and out of the hospital at least 4 times a year until age 5 when they got better meds.
At age 7, they sent me to an allergy specialist. He couldn’t believe I was on Prednisone that long. My face was puffy and I was always tired.
He gradually took me off, and introduced new meds to me which helped a lot.
I was put on inhalers, liquids, pills, you name it.
They also did allergy tests which told them of new allergies they were not aware of but they had a really bad effect on me. The tests have what you are allergic to in injected under your skin. I don’t think thats a good thing to do when you are already sick.
I believe they made me sicker.
I have numerous food allergies, some fatal like peanuts.
I also have numerous drug allergies which can also be fatal since they go right into your bloodstream.
I have to read every food label unless I already know what it contains.
Lots of people don’t realize just how allergies work. They are autoimmune.
That means your immune system recognizes them as invaders or poison, causing a dangerous reaction, which can kill you.
I have had people tell me allergies are all in your head. LOL
Let it happen to them, I say.
I was diagnosed with RA in 1987, that is also autoimmune.
Nate had asthma when he was little but outgrew it. His brother Ben still has it.
When Nate got GBS and I read about what it was, it didn’t surprise me that he had it.
I believe one can pass immune system problems to your kids now that I have read so much about it.
I wish I had known more about that when I was younger.