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Posted on: Thu, 01/12/2006 - 1:09pm
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Hi. I'm 20 and was diagnosed as peanut allergic at age 16 after an anaphylatic reaction. Luckily I already had an epipen due to other allergies.

I was anapyhlatic to milk and eggs as a baby/child. I was even contact sensitive to both and being in the same room with milk would set a reaction off. I reacted to my first MMR shot and wasn't able to get another one until I tested negative for eggs as a teenager. I outgrew both.

I am also anaphylatic to fireants..not a good thing here in south carolina. Also allergic to Amoxicillian,Biaxin,Keflex,Ceftin,Cefzil,Ertyromycin and prevacid. Not a good thing since I also have CF...which is the only reason I have tried multiple drugs in a class. THe only oral antibiotics we know I can take are Cipro,Levaquin,Doxycycline and Septra. Makes treating my lung infections fun.

I have no enviromental allergies. I do however have non-allergic sinus problems due to CF. I have moderate asthma and cystic fibrosis. Daily I take Spiriva(long acting atrovent type drug used mostly for COPD),Xopenex or Albuterol 2x a day and as needed, Pulmicort 2x a day,Nasonex, GSH(CF med), Zyrtec, plus other digestive meds for CF. Just getting over a fairly nasty and resistant lung infection so doing Xopenex or albuterol 3x a day and Atrovent(instead of spiriva) 3x a day..all via nebulizer. Just finished prednisone and a very high/long dose of Levaquin.

I use Xopenex daily because theres no other option for the nebulizer which is most effective for me although I do ok with Spiriva by inhaler.

My house looks a hospital between all my nebulizer(5!), peakflow/fev1 moniters and pulse ox machine...plus loads of medicine

Anyway thats my too long intro
Rebekah

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