I am a 43 year old woman who is otherwise healthy. I have developed a bad reaction to Caine based local anesthetics. I feel flushed and weak, then my heartbeat becomes rapid and irregular and my blood pressure drops.
I am also unable to drink any alcohol without swelling, so I don't at all. Could there be a connection?
I have been to an allergist, and am presently under testing, but am very concerned at the underlying cause.
Anyone else experience this or is there a physician who has seen this or something similar? Please help. I am afraid of a need for dental work or surgery in the future and fear I won't be able to have pain relief.