Celebrex and sulfa allergy

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The only problem I have had is with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>celebrex</span>. That med has <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sulfa</span> in it and it caused me to have chest pain. My mother had to rush me to the hospital. We thought that I was having a heart attack. I am also in topamax for the PTC and migraines. And have a vp shunt and to have a lp shunt. Sometimes the medication is your best option. Good luck. Let all of us know how it goes we are all in the same boat. Bless You.
I experience anaphylaxis which is inhalation sensitive and produces primarily neurological and respiratory symptoms. I carry epipens, antihistamine and steroids. This is a very anti social and debilitating <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>allergy</span> and not very managable due to the pervasive nature of onion and garlic in our food and cooking processes. I have just had three reactions in less than 6 weeks. The one last night has left me feeling very ill even though I was discharged from the emergency dept after treatment.
I got mine from giving my horse Trimethoprim/sulfa and might not have figured it out if my husband didn't know about his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sulfa</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>allergy</span> already. It started with hives and puffy eyelids (presumebly from hives), and pain in my elbow I thought was from having it in the same position at work all day. I also had a half dozen huge bug bites with 1/8 pus filled tops. I then started getting knots (which I thought were also bug bites at first). My other joints seized up and I got more knots.
This is an important message you send here reference <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>allergy</span> and reading labels! And, once you find out what you are allergic too - tell all your Drs.
Yes, you can take something and not be allergic to it initially and develop an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>allergy</span> to it later. In fact the way that allergies work are that you have to have an initial exposure before your body creates the antibodies IgE to the allergen. Back on subject, I am not surprised that it took so long for the doctors to figure out what was going on. There isn't that much in recorded literature about allergies to oral and/or IV steroids because it is rare to find a true case of it.
Some meds cause release of histamine. Most common example is narcotics. We may have an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>allergy</span> to a med. I had blotchy hives on hands and feet for years until I realized I was allergic to NSAIDs - Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs like ibuprofen, celebrex, Naproxen. It is IMPOSSIBLE to effectively scratch the palms and soles - the skin is too thick. Sensitive skin is irritated sometimes with abrasion from tight clothing.
I tried it. And to make things worse, I can't be <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>allergy</span> tested until I stay off all <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>allergy</span> medications for a week. I've rescheduled twice already. The longest I've made it without meds was 3 days. PLEASE HELP! The steriods helped but only for a few days. Any sugestions?
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