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Question about Zyrtec

PostPosted: January 8th, 2003, 12:40 pm
by Glenn
I wonder why you think it was an allergic reaction to Zyrtec. Was this suggested by the doctor? I have seen a mention of this before but no specific data.

A Neurologist at USC told me a few years back that a number of patients like me had received immune therapy for allergies. He hadn't yet documented the correlation. Had you been treated for allergies?

Question about Zyrtec

PostPosted: January 31st, 2003, 9:02 am
by hojo
Yes I have been tested for 65 of the most common allergens found in Ohio related to trees, grass, dander, etc. These symptoms started a week after a severe drug reaction to Zyrtec. I stopped taking the medication and the hives under my arms immediately went away. Unfortunately, that same week I also immediately developed severe widespread muscle and nerve pain throughout my entire body, head to toe. It was/is unbearable. There is NO DOUBT in my mind that Zyrtec caused this, however I would never medically be able to prove it since I've seen nearly 15 doctors and specialists and they've never heard of such a thing.

It's been a year and a half since this started. I typically go about 4 weeks feeling fairly normal (mild symptoms) and they I endure a week of pure hell (severe widespread pain and twitching), its nearly incapacitating.

PostPosted: February 1st, 2003, 7:09 pm
by Davidd
What exactly is a "medical investigator?" I've actually never heard of such a person before.

Thanks.

--David

Immune therapy for allergies

PostPosted: February 4th, 2003, 8:57 am
by osbormd
That's an interesting thought... I had been taking immunotherapy for allergies for about 1.5 years and then stopped right before my twitching started. Maybe a coincidence?

Mike