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... I thought the worst was over. The Allegra got rid of the shoulder, heart, and neck pain. Also, half of the facial swelling went down. ... (22 replies)
... I would not have made it through this weekend without you, Christine. The swelling went down completely. ... (22 replies)
... Thanks again for the great replies. I will have to this reread in the morning. Oh, the swelling finally went down. ... (22 replies)

... Oh, the swelling has gone down a tiny bit, but it has a long way to go before it looks normal. I also had a nasty reaction to 150mg of Ferragon, but I'm excited. It's a start. ... (22 replies)
... a day is a bit much. I'm not sure. The cereal and crackers gave me the worst allergic reactions, but I cannot pinpoint one food or reason for it. The swelling has still not gone down. I'm going to get some allergy medication this afternoon. Getting tired of it. ... (22 replies)
... The swelling only got worse over night. ... (22 replies)
... Stool softener?! I really don't need one. I might get in trouble if I have to run errands. Thank you for telling me. I'm just trying to try different brands so I can see which one works best. I just tried Feosol today and am having minimal reactions (while on Allegra). It does have Crospovidone in it. The thing I like about it is it is 360%. It's the strongest one yet. So... (22 replies)
... You do know that these have a stool softener in them? Just another ingredient to deal with. Also, you might try to "ease" into your iron. I know you need to take 3 tablets per day but you might want to start out at one per day for a week, then two for another week, and then three. I have heard that if you ease into the iron you can get used to it better. (22 replies)
... glenni, Besides taking the Flintstones, which have a lot of dyes but actually not a lot of fillers, I found a chelated iron at an organic store. It has the iron in and maybe two fillers. It is a very simple compound. I would suggest that you look for something along these lines. The "drugstore" brands of iron are just FULL of crap. It is extremely rare for anyone to... (22 replies)
... glenni--sounds like a lot of fillers and ingredients to me. Too many things that ~could~ be the cause of a reaction. I understand how hard it is to find out what is causing a reaction. I went through this with my husband for years. Christine is right about the spreadsheet, I kept a food diary and researched it for each reaction. It starts to add up. Why not call a... (22 replies)
... I don't know which it is, but if you're curious, here are the ingredients. Fergon: ferrous gluconate, sucrose, corn starch, hypromellose, talc, maltodextrin, magnesium sterate, silicon dioxide, titanium dioxide, polyethyene glycol, FD&C yellow #5(tarttrazine) aluminum lake. FD&C blue #1 aluminum lake, polysorbate 80, carnuba wax. (22 replies)
... Thank you both for your replies. I forgot you said you were allergic to an ingredient in a drug/supplement. (In one ear and out the other!) Yes, I will take a closer look. The only other one I have right now is the Blue Bonnett caps(only 100% per cap). The Flinstones expired, the liquid has too much of other vitamins (give me reactions), and the Feosol has been tampered with.... (22 replies)
... glenni--I don't think that an allergic reaction, at least not my experience, stays that long with you. What do you think is the cause? Are you continuing to ingest whatever it is? I would get rid of the reaction before adding anything new. Then add in one thing at a time. Perhaps if it is the iron then maybe you need a dose of benadryl with the supplement but I would ask... (22 replies)
... It really sounds like you are allergic to something in the supplement. Since the Allegra is so long-acting I'm betting that it is not the culprit. Have you looked at all the ingredients? I may have told you that I started inputting all my offending pills into a spreadsheet. That made it easy to find the common offending ingredients. Now I just avoid those fillers. If I... (22 replies)
... Hi Christine, Thanks. That is great to know about Benadryl. I'll try and get it in the next day or two. Even if I don't wind up using it, I will probably need something that strong as I experiment with different foods. Just to mention, I think the food that caused the terrible reaction was a children's cheese cracker that has vitamins. It must be the cheddar because... (22 replies)
... Glenni, Try Children's Liquid Benadryl. They make a Dye-Free version of it because some people are allergic to dyes. It's not always easy to find but if you go to a well-stocked pharmacy, they should have it (our Target is always sold out of it). I really like using the children's liquids because you can titrate exactly how much medicine you can tolerate. Like you, I... (22 replies)
... glenni--See, I told you that I was concerned, I can tell from your post that you are stressed. I'm really glad that you are on iron and excited about that. Don't know what type of reaction you had on this but you are right, this is a start and it sounds like you really need it! There was a time when my husband reacted to all most all foods that he ate with violent... (22 replies)
... Glenni, I have a son who has severe food allergies and I have been told that Allegra is not the best for allergic reactions. The best drugs you can use for this would be: Zyrtec, Hydroxizine, or OTC Benadryl. (22 replies)
... Thanks, Flowergirl. Actually things are not so great. My heart has weakened from having an allergic reaction for three days. I just took the weakest dose of Allegra and am wondering if I should have asked for the strongest. I can't have anymore until tomorrow. My face is still swollen after an hour. Shouldn't it be instantaneous? My chest is still tight but the pain isn't too... (22 replies)
... glenni-I'm glad to hear that you are doing better, from your post you really have me concerned. I just hope that you are getting the iron that you need. And "Iron Overload" is a whole different story, I'm almost positive that you are not suffering with that one. Maybe just too much for you at one time. Let us know how you are getting along. Get well. FLFLOWERGIRL:) (22 replies)

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