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Hypersensitive to Medications

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  • Posted By: Timberwolf
  • March 8, 2013
  • 03:49 PM

I am a 57 year old female, 5' 4" tall and weigh 126 pounds; and all my life I have been hypersensitive to medications. I have a lot of medical issues such as, COPD/Asthma/Emphysema, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Multiple Sclerosis, and now Supra-Ventricular-Tachycardia, IBS, and an MSG allergy. I have an Internist, a Pulmonologist, Neurologist and Cardiologist. I can't get them to understand that even when they prescribe the lowest dosage available, I have to cut the pill in half, and then half again...so that I can take a quarter of a pill for a week or two, then move up to half for a week or two..and so forth until I reach the prescribed dosage. Anesthesia is another big offender for me. I've had several out-patient procedures where I should have been in and out quickly, but it turned into an all day/night event because they couldn't wake me up and had to reverse the procedure and then once awake I start throwing up. I can't take cold medicines only tylenol. My cardiologist wants me to start Corgard to slow my heart rate and blood pressure down. He wants me to take a full 20 mg pill, which I cannot do. I've tried Inderal, Cardizem, and Digoxin all of which made me very ill and couldn't take. So....tomorrow (Saturday) I will start with 1/4 pill and see how I do. There is no way I could for instance, get up on a Monday, take a whole pill and try to go to work, I'd never make it I'd be so drowsy. Anyone else have this problem?? With all my medical issues it is so hard to find meds that will work for me without knocking me out, lowering my blood pressure or make me sick.

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  • Any anti-histamine medication...You should definitely ask the pharmacist before purchasing any medication...But they may suggest the following,Benadryl, Claritin, Chlor-Trimeton, Dimetane and TavistDysport Los Angeles Mesotherapy Los Angeles
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  • The following list of conditions have Hypersensitive' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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  • They need to do genetic testing to see what enzymes are not working properly. The enzymes are underworking...and that can be a problem. Please talk to your pharmacist AND either your PCP or another one from that office so they can order those tests. They need to know this so they can better treat you. Print the page of the link that I am attaching here and Give it to your doctor personally, and save a copy. These are the tests you are going to need in order to figure this out. It takes about 2 weeks to get it done, but it will be worth it. Here is the Form that shows the tests available. You do not have to use that agency but that is an example http://genomas.net/pdf/CLP_Requisition_2013.pdf; http://www.genomas.com/pdf/LPH_TEST_REQUISITION_FORM-LS_RI_2010.pdfCodes for the test to evaluate insurance coverage; http://genomas.net/pdf/CPTCodes2013.pdf Please print ALL forms and bring to the doctor so they can get the appropriate tests done. Again, these are official lab slips but they will process them in the closest testing location. Good luck and hope this works out. Let me know if you have any problems.
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