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aussie mum

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Re: Do a lot of us have sulfa allergies?
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2012, 03:10:03 AM »
You can add my daughter to the list, although her reaction did not appear until day 8.
It was very nasty.

My mum is also allergic, and they are both the same blood group. O Neg.

I have also read on the www that people with Lupus should not take Sulfa medications - I wonder why.
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Re: Do a lot of us have sulfa allergies?
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2012, 12:10:10 PM »
I read that 30% of people with Lupus have allergy to sulfa.

http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/default.aspx?a=93&template=print-article.htm

So it stands to reason the same might apply to those with Sjogren's.

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Re: Do a lot of us have sulfa allergies?
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2012, 03:22:38 PM »
About five years ago, my doctor gave me bactrum for bronchitis.  A few hours later, I was being driven to ER in an ambulance (stroke-like symptons).  It was an allergic reacton to sulfa.  Also, on the way to the hosp, one of the ETs said ' Why would a dr give her bactrum for bronchitis?!)
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Re: Do a lot of us have sulfa allergies?
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2012, 04:25:12 PM »
Yes - I took it bactrim for years but became allergic to it this year. Dx'd with Sjogrens this year too.

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Re: Do a lot of us have sulfa allergies?
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2012, 05:58:00 PM »
Definitely! Sulfa drugs make my mind go whacko to the max!! Go figure!

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Re: Do a lot of us have sulfa allergies?
« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2012, 11:33:55 PM »
I was prescribed sulfa back around the time I was diagnosed with both Sjogrens and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Had horrible reactions to it fever, terrible chills, very bad hives all over, 'sunburned' face etc. Steer clear of sulfa if you have auto immune issues.

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Re: Do a lot of us have sulfa allergies?
« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2012, 10:33:59 AM »

Add me to the list of folks allergic to sulfa. Also penicillin, flagyl, levaquin.
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Re: Do a lot of us have sulfa allergies?
« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2012, 01:03:19 PM »
I'm surprised by these results - I'm also allergic to sulfa meds. I know that approximately 3% of the general population is allergic to them.

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Re: Do a lot of us have sulfa allergies?
« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2012, 01:32:36 PM »
Yup, me too. Not aware of any other antibiotic allergies, but I have known of a Sulfa allergy since I was 18 (I'm 43 now) - horrible rash around my mid-section.

Most antibiotics make me HORRIBLY sleepy/fatigued/mildly feverish - but it beats having a stupid UTI.... ::)
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