Antihistamine not working

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Avatar f tn Here's one for the books. My daughter has had a allergic reaction to an oral antihistamine she took for what appeared to be hives just below the right side of her derriere. This little bout of hives were taking their time going away and so she thought by taking the antihistamine it would help the process.
Avatar m tn If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. How should I use this medication? The recommended adult dose of zopiclone ranges from 5 mg to 7.5 mg taken just before bedtime. Do not exceed this dose. This medication may be habit-forming and should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Avatar n tn i am currently taking Nadolol, a beta-blocker, in addition to topamax... and. if none of the daily drugs end up working out... you can always give botox a try. so do not be scared or worried! because if the topamax doesn't work, there are lots of other medications that you can take instead of topamax. BUT!!! remember!!! the topamax is not supposed to stop ALL of your headaches forever! it is only supposed to reduce the number of headaches you get and reduce the severity of them...
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been struggling for a couple of years with loss of congnitive ability, i feel like i am not myself and my working memory, general memory and ability to process information has not been as good, i also get burning and electric shock feels in my hands and feet. It got the point that I went to see a consultant and after a brain MRI and other tests we concluded that there was nothing major going on. no signs of MS in the MRI etc.
Avatar f tn Benadryl didnt work on me at all for my hives or sneeziness and what not, I started on Chlor-Trimeton and that worked great but then that stopped working after 10 years and so i switched to Claritin. I'm not sre what i should take now. Help!
Avatar f tn I have noticed that my palms on the hands started peeling in round circles that spread over the entire palm after I was working with varnish. I wore plastic gloves to protect my palms from peeling yesterday and this morning I noticed more peeling spreading down to my wrists.
768617 tn?1475035656 I am not quite sure if it is really working and to tell you the truth I am quite scared right now. I do not want to feel out of control(like I have no control of my life) again. I am not sure if this is exactly "taking the edge off". I just wonder if any of you guys have taken this medication? and if so, do you really think that it works?
Avatar n tn like i said before i work outside and at the time this started i was working out very often (not so much now cuz of the sweat). cortizone doesnt seem to do a great deal. i dont think my stress level is highly elevated but i sure am curious about how this is gona turn out.
Avatar n tn What is the next step if Symbicort (the strongest strength) is not working all the way? Symbicort is being used for severe allergies. Asthsma, bronchitis, and COPD ruled out by a pulmonary doctor. Have taken for almost 2 weeks. Could it be excessive mucus? Why is Sybicort only working to a certain extent? Thanks for any help.
142722 tn?1281537216 I am so use to taking pills everyday that I just feel weird and not normal. I always thought pills make me feel normal. I was taking percocets 5/325 12 a day. Since I am not taking them today, my legs are weak, I am tired, and I don't feel normal. Is this what it feels like???? I feel like I am in my own little world. You know I got 9 pills in my purse but i am not going to take them. I am not sure why I even have them in there.
Avatar f tn As of right now I have not had an antihistamine for 6 weeks!! Now that is huge for me!! I don't exactly what I did to make it better. But I made a strict decision and stopped eating certain types of food. I was sure it was a yeast problem. So I decided to stop eating all wheat, dairy and anything with yeast in it... and especially sugar.
755322 tn?1330272714 Tried to wean off the Lyrica but probably did too fast so I picked back up to 3 - 25 mg a day and that does it. On less than 75 mg day the nerve pain and spine tingling was nearly unbearable. Added DLPA 500 mg twice a day and it helps a lot with the muscle pain and stiffness. Allowed me to get a lot of cleaning done with only a little extra soreness in my right shoulder from constantly wiping the wood work.
Avatar f tn I've tried switching soaps, detergents etc all that, I generally avoid any perfumed items. I've tried not shaving, and it makes no difference. After a month of not shaving I was still itchy, just more hairy. Aveeno products seem to be the best for my legs. Moisturizers seem to actually make it worse for the most part. The only one that seems to help is Cetaphil. It itches most on the backs of my upper thighs and lower legs but once i start scratching it itches everywhere.
1705214 tn?1309372102 53, took phen(?) antihistamine sleeping tablet but not working. went to tate modern and ate pizza with Laura. still not drinking. swore at sue from reception - still angry after staff demanded i come to door naked the other day, humiliating especially as I don't smoke AT ALL.
Avatar f tn I've recently started taking thyroid supplements for my hypothyroid condition. I've been told that if you take antihistamines, it stops the thyroid tablets working properly. I am having a nightmare with hayfever - the pollen count seems to be breaking all records! Is it true that I need to avoid antihistiamines? I'm getting a bit desperate.
Avatar n tn Tried antihistimines, still itches incredibly, tried calomine lotion, does not work. I have not scratched it but instead rubbed ice over it to numb the area. Nothing is working. Ive gone trhough another two 80g tubes of Fluocinide and Triamcinolone Acetonide. NOTHING is working still here and seems to be getting worse. Shall I take a picture?
Avatar n tn I scratch and by morning its huge and red, sometimes painful. My left eye is very different. It is not as sensitive. Gets itchy higher, not as much or as often and never swells. After the "itch, scratch and swelling episode" the swelling goes away and I am left with VERY dry skin. I apply lotions at night and after a day or two, I am left with wrinkles!
Avatar n tn I recently had nasal polyps removed for a second time and am on an aggressive treatment of antibiotic, antihistamine, and allergy medications. Since I have had this smell for many years when people ask me to identify it, I can't because I have only this smell to reference so I can not compare it to anything else. What I have noticed, and what I have yet to read in my research is that WHEN ANY OTHER SMELL IS PRESENT, I CAN SMELL MY WEIRD SMELL IN PLACE OF IT.
Avatar m tn I always flush after a drink. And antihistamine do wonders. i just would not like to be on them as it seems to make me very hungry all the time, almost to the point where i can't get anything done and my moods are not so great either. Also i have been noticing that showers cause a different type of flush? more of a rash on the sides of my cheeks?? something in the water? i don't take hot showers and sometimes will actually take a cold shower to cool my body down.
Avatar m tn IF this does not seem to be the culprit or the antihistamine does not work, then you should see a dermatologist. This could be something like rosacia or a contact dermatitis. Unfortunately, I think you are going to have to see a dermatologist to find out. Good luck.
Avatar m tn It could be allergy and the antihistamine you are takin is not working for you. I suggest that you see your doctor again and tell him that the antibiotic did not work. Sinus rinses are amazing for helping with post nasal drip and the cough and sore throat caused by that. Nasal sprays are very helpful as well. You may need a nasal steroid or nasal spray antihistamine (still take an oral antihistamine with these). I find gargling with warm salt water very soothing and healing.
Avatar f tn I have been taking unison doxylamine succinate 25mg. I dod not sleep these help but can they be addicting Nothing I take seems to work but unison.
Avatar m tn He but me on an antihistamine, and said see if it works. The pain is severe and the allergy meds not working. The canal was clear, but he had no idea what this is. This is effecting my work life, and basically the pain will not go away. Already went to the specialist....what should I do? Most importantly does anyone know what this could be? I'm 40 with great health. I'm open for any suggestions...Thank you!!
7552339 tn?1391965784 But its def. not that. I have used antihistamine, cortisone cream, and antifungal and nothing is working..
Avatar f tn The vet has prescribed an antihistamine and a steroid when necessary. The antihistamine does not seem to be working anymore and we don't like to give the steroid unless necessary. Can you tell me what other options are available?
Avatar m tn for 4 and a half years and it seems they are not working any more. My doc just raised the does but all it does is make me itch and bruse. Does any one know anything that will help!! Please. Thank you ...
Avatar f tn Hello, Since the itchy sensation is on the whole body without any rash, it can be due to psoriasis,dermatitis,lice,scabies and hives, internal diseases like liver and kidney disorders, diabetes, iron deficiency anemia, irritation and allergic reactions to chemicals, wool, soaps, cosmetics and certain foods can cause itchy skin. You can apply an anti-itch cream or lotion to the affected area. Oral antihistamine, such as Benadryl can also be used.
Avatar f tn First, for you or your doctors to identify the cause (and that may not be possible) and initiate a pattern of avoidance of the cause (if that is possible) and, secondly, treatment with an antihistamine and a corticosteroid drug, such as prednisone or medrol. I suggest that you make an appointment to see a Board Certified Allergist.
Avatar n tn Benadryl is an antihistamine and though its side effect is drowsiness, it may not help for insomnia. Either way to most of the antihistamines, people develop tolerance, that is they stop working very effectively with time. So, try to develop good sleep hygiene. Sleep and get up at the same time every day, avoid smoking, alcoholic and caffeinated beverages and exercise regularly. And consult a sleep specialist for the insomnia, he may help rule out sleep disorders.