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Reactions to Meds

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 1, 2008
  • 03:28 PM

For the past couple of years whenever I am prescribed new meds after awhile my body seems to react to them. My symptoms are either flushing of the neck, face, itching around the eyes and head and just recently a burning sensation in the inside starting in my stomach and going up to my chest, neck and face. The only drug that I take on a regular basis is Toprol XL for BP. This all seemed to happen after I started on a statin drug. Drugs that I have had reactions to are lovastatin, pravastatin, Z-Pak, zoloft, effexor, lexapro. I even had a weird reaction to a high potency fish oil. Those symptoms were feeling really ill and pain in the right side under the rib cage. Of course my doc thinks it is depression related, hence all the SSRI meds. The burning sensation was after taking fluoxetime for approx. 10 days. I am only on the BP med now. What tests should I be asking for? Do I need to see a specialist and what kind? Thanks for your help.

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  • It does sound like you are reacting negatively to the meds. I felt much better not taking Prozac so you might try that. Good luck. Teresa
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