How long is an epipen good for

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Avatar f tn My family is so tired an also worried what is going on. Thank goodness found this forum. I feel so alone an isolated even tho I'm not.
Avatar n tn But now I have been diagnosed with about 8000 PVCs a day, and was told by another sufferer that I shouldn't use an epipen anymore, that it's not a good idea for those with PVCs. I did know that Sudafed (also contains epinephrine) isn't good to take when you have aaa heart arrhythmia, but I never thought about how maybe I'm not so safe anymore if I couldn't use an epipen. Do any of you with PVCs or other heart arrhythmias use epipens?
Avatar n tn I remember my daughter telling me that if you ate something that contained the oil you would have to wash your mouth off before you could kiss him even he was that sensitive. But the good news is he outgrew it. Bad news is now he has an immune problem and is being home schooled due to so much illnesses in the winter in large classrooms. He gets his interaction with other kids at church where it is smaller groups his age.
Avatar n tn Xanax is more of a short-term treatment drug, and is not meant for long term correction of anxiety/panic disorder. It is usually given as a temporarly relief along with SSRI's such as Paxil and Zoloft until the SSRI gets a chance to settle in. Do not rely on Xanax to be your long term treatment drug. Alls it does is induce your GABA (stuff that calms the brain down). SSRI's actually restore balance to imbalanced nerve cells, which contribute to anxiety/panic disorder.
645800 tn?1466864555 To seek a referral you might ask the local MS Clinic or other clinics like Diabetes clinics might also know of someone who can get someone over the fear of self injecting. The EpiPen is an automatic injector. You can't even actuate that? In the interim you need to have something like Medic Alert who could not only notify the paramedics, but could possibly notify someone around you who could come to your aid.
Avatar m tn There are many proven causes of urticaria, but the cause of a large percentage of episodes of urticaria is never found. It is unclear what is meant by, "I can see my allergy level is still very high" but whether that is skin allergy, asthma or allergic inflammation of the nose and/or sinuses, the first line treatment or preventative would not be Medrol, but rather antihistamines and/or inhaled steroids.
Avatar f tn I hope the changes you're making will help your pain and keep things going well for you. Keep us posted on all your changes...curious to see how they work out. Good luck!
1666434 tn?1325265950 She is definitely allergic to grains, but if there is something that smells really good to her that is loaded with grains, she wants it. And, she will try to take it. She isn't normally like this with foods she isn't allergic to. If I'm eating meat, which she doesn't seem to have any allergies to that I don't have, she behaves herself quite nicely. She might beg, but she begs politely instead of trying to take something.
Avatar f tn This time he decided to refer me to an ENT for an ultrasound. My appointment was today, and I am feeling a lot more confident after speaking with the doctor. He spent an hour talking with me and consulting with another doctor on my case. It was so wonderful to finally have someone talk to me about all of my symptoms and take the time to get a second opinion. He was shocked that my doctor started (and still has) me on such a low dose of Levothyroxine (75 mcg).
Avatar n tn Make sure that everyone who cares for your child is aware of them, and the symptoms of an allergic reaction. The most important thing to do is to read the packaging of everything, including foods you have been eating. We often find that manufacturers either change their processes or because of new legislation disclose the possibility of nut contamination, making old favorite foods no-nos.
Avatar f tn She has an appointment fore the middle of Sept. She is currently in Portugal and is due back this week. I am anxious to see if she's had any episodes the past 2 weeks she's been gone. Hopefully it can help narrow things down.
Avatar n tn I am not going to get into very detailed facts on how severe it is cause I can go on forever.. But he had to apply for SSI Disability cause he CAN NOT work because of it. What I am wondering, is there anyone else out there who has it as severe as he does? Are you on disability because of it? His hearing is finally coming up after 2 yrs of being denied (and if you know about disability you know the process is long).
645800 tn?1466864555 Yikes, that is one humdinger of a glucose level! Who knew the breakfast could make that much of a difference? I am sorry but I did giggle when you described your injection method. Maybe they can set you up with a nurse to help you get started? I'm glad they were able to shed some light on this quickly though.
Avatar n tn I do think this was a good switch for me. My fuzzy mental state is much less fuzzy again, thankfully. Take care....Oh, sorry about the double posting on my previous entry. First time for me...sorry.
544292 tn?1268886268 Good Morning Tramadol Warriors! Welcome to Part 22 ... (wow) We're really happy to see you and welcome all. Snuggle down by the fire Buddies, it's gonna be a wicked ride ....
544292 tn?1268886268 So happy that you found us here. When I started journaling a long time ago, I could barely find anyone to help me. Not that I am happy that there's so many of us. But you know what I mean. It is easier if you have friends. Make yourself Comfy!
Avatar f tn He prescribed an EpiPen, a device that administers an emergency epinephrine injection, which he told Newell to carry at all times. Then he handed him an order for a blood test. In the event of another attack, he told Newell, doctors should test his blood for levels of serum tryptase within three hours. An elevated reading would indicate true anaphylaxis, not just anxiety. Newell didn't have to wait long.
219704 tn?1338612705 When I went camping or traveled, the quickest route to the nearest hospital was always mapped out ahead of time. I also had an extra cell phone battery, aspirin, and an EpiPen packed neatly inside the defibrillator case......just in case... I carried 2 kinds of tranquilizers on me at all times, they were a constant companion, another safety net, so to speak. Xanax for quick relief and short duration, and Valium for long action...for those really bad days. You know the kind...
1201433 tn?1329001237 on top of that nobody can give you an answer how fast you will progress. Best chances for that is if you know exactly when you got infected and than do biopsy. With that information doctors will attmpt to give you prognosis but it is no garantee either. all have their accuracy problem. How many years do you estimate you would like to wait ? how did you get F2 ?
9552239 tn?1404993480 My bracelet is fairly plain, but it does the job, so I don't care if it is not fancy. It's good enough for what I want it for . Well, I guess that is all for now. Hopefully, when you get your appointment with the allergy clinic, the allergist will be able to provide you with some answers. I myself used to have allergy shots at my doctor for awhile until I realized they really were not working and that the allergy shots were expensive.
645800 tn?1466864555 After I was stabilized they sent me home with an RX for an EpiPen. But 4 hours later I was back in the ER with a second reaction to that bee sting that was just as bad as the first one. This time they kept me for about 8 hours just to make sure I didn't have yet another episode. You can just imagine the nightmare it was with my insurance company when the hospital billed them for 2 ER visits on the same day for the same thing.
544292 tn?1268886268 com/Q/How_bad_is_Tramadol_withdrawal Question - How bad is Tramadol WIthdrawal? Answer - Ultram (Tramadol) Withdrawal Tramadol is highly addictive. Normally your doctor would reduce intake slowly. Various withdrawal effects may include shakes, shivers, diarrhea, nausea, and possible flu-like symptoms. Not all people experience will all withdrawal symptoms, and some people may experience others not listed here.
Avatar m tn It causes me to have spasm coughing and if I cannot control this to 3 or 4 coughs my windpipe closes over making it hard to breath in or out. The last one about 2 years ago stopped me breathing in and out completely for 10 to 15 seconds and I thought I had bought it. The spasm cough causes it all and when it goes away (usually 4 to 5 days) things are relatively normal although a normal cough stays with me for weeks after.
Avatar n tn ask your doctors about this for brief relief. i feel for you. it is an extremely depressing illness to have and very misunderstood.
Avatar n tn Benadryl is good but might make you drowsy. Or you can take Zyrtec, which is good for 24 hours. Both are over-the-counter. You could also ask your doctor to prescribe a rescue inhaler. These are usually albuterol. I always keep liquid Benadryl in the house because, although very rarely now, I eat something that causes an allergic reaction. I take a sip of it to keep my throat from swelling up, and then take a full dose.
3986919 tn?1352129583 I would definetly ask for an Epipen and call EMS not drive youself to the hospital if things get out of control. Sending good thoughts and best wishes for a good outcome to the testing! Hugs!!!
Avatar n tn Allergists normally test for the antibodies if a patient has hives and no cause can be identified. The presence of the anitbodies and an elevated TSH suggest Hashimoto's thyroiditis which is an autoimmune disorder. I'm not a physician but I believe the hives are more than likely from the autoimmune process rather than an allergic response from the Synthroid.
Avatar n tn If the allergist is also concerned about lip and tongue swelling, he/she may want to prescribe what is called an EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injector, a form of adrenaline that could be life-saving. That your hives tend to occur primarily at night again raises the possibility of "bed-bugs", too small to be seen with the naked eye.
Avatar f tn Do not get discouraged if they don't think anything is wrong. They are probably not a very good doctor in that case, so go try to find another one. Try maybe a large group of doctors instead of an individual practice. Just don't give up, and do whatever you can to help yourself.
709686 tn?1277435759 I eat all of these foods regularly except for potatoes. But...the good news is, after being nightshade free for only 5 days, my lips are normal and I'm not constantly using chapstick, and as of yesterday I have not had to use corizone in my legs! They almost look normal for the first time in 2 years. So, as hard as this is I now have hope that no doctor has been able to give me.