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bpcookie posted:
OMG, I'm so miserable right now. I was given an antibiotic and after taking it this evening I started itching, all over. The itching increased, my skin is starting to burn and it feels like little needle are poking me. I called an online Dr. and they told me to go in to see a Dr. but its 1:00 am, the only Dr.s are at the ER. I do NOT want to go to the ER. I don't want my poor husband to have to get up and drive me. I just took some more allergy tablets and will wait a bit to see if it helps.

I have allergies to three other antibiotics but this is the first time that I used this one. Ive never had such a horrible reaction to a med., EVER.
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DizzyJgirl responded:

Oh no! I hope by now you are over the worst of that and doing better. How scary! And why do these things seem to happen at night and on weekends when we are put in a hard position as to what to do. How if you don't have enough discomfort.
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slik_kitty responded:
I hope you are feeling better now. i've had allergic reactions to meds and the itching about drove me nuts. i'm allergic to penicillin, the cheapest antibiotic on the market, and to lithium, the cheapest bp med on the market. even my body thinks i'm rich. lol

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