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I've been trying to figure out what is making me so sick in my meds. I am examining everything.

I then noticed that a lot of my meds have corn starch in them. A few times I noticed right after taking certain meds I would get sick. Even those that are gluten-free and I would be sick for days. Today is one of those days! I was up all night sick to my stomach after taking Nystatin. The same sick feeling that I had after taking ativan. Neither have Gluten so I dismissed the as being the cause but deep down in my heart I know that I got sick right after taking the meds. I checked iwth the manufacturer of Nystatin and previously had checked the atican. Both gluten-free but I still get sick after taking them. I started to scrutinize everything and saw that all have corn starch. I tested positive for corn intolerance. Could that be doing it? I never thought I was allergic to corn...but then again I don't eat it every day and when I do ....I only eat a little. Latley, I've been taking Nystatin a few times a day and the ativan 1 to 2 times a day as prescribed by my dr for anxiety and to help with muscle pain. Now it seems that after taking both of these meds for a week the muscle pain and fatigue is worse!

Besides getting this reaction from gluten can corn do it to and has anyone else had a reaction with corn starches in their meds?

I'm losing my mind here!

Any help is always appreiciated.

Thanks,

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:( yes mela--i am corn limited--i cant use corn flour or corn meal--my sister says that some people who cant tolerate corn flour can use corn starch, but maybe you cant--there is a very good website for you to go to, i just have to find it--i will email it to you or put it in here for everyone--duh deb---anyways--it could be your meds---deb
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;) here's a good one to start with mela: http://allergies.about.com/cs/corn/a/aa053199.htm

mela, i was just in another forum and i found this website--this is a good one too:

http://www.cornallergens.com/list.htm

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Hi Deb,

Thanks for your help. A lot of what I read on those 2 website makes sense but I have to tell you I had a mild anxiety attack reading it....especially on a day like today when I feel soooooo poorly. About 2 weeks ago I took ativan.......it was the day I was flying in from FL to NY. When I got to mom's and tried to get to bed I couldn't sleep because of all the stress of the day. So at 1:00 am I took another ativan. I was soooooooooo sick the entire next day. The same feeling as today! I had fatigue, muscle pain and sick sour stomach. I haven't been able to leave the house today and I have a dinner party with my sis and her 2 boys (ages 6 and 8). It's a mother son dance and the boys are soooooo looking forward to me going. I don't think I'll be able to as I feel horrible. Of course I've been crying all day today and this is getting the best of me. What the heck is going on with me.

I don't even know what to eat anymore............and the thing is I am so hungry but am getting sick with everything I eat.

last night I had mixed veg for dinner.....corn, peas, beans. last week I had corn tortillas and thought I got sick because of cross contamination. I just don't know anymore. Potatoes are also making me sick and I tested positive for them as well.

don't mean to be a whiner but this is just all too much. I've been sick for years and never thought it could be food allergies. I wish I knew this years ago at least I would have had a head start.

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Hi my cyberspace friends!

I'm baack with more questions and a baad computer with sticky keys. My other 2 computers were infeected with thee deadly trojan virus while looking up drug ingeridents alast night. Please bear with me.

Mel I undersatnd what you are going thrrought. I send U and email last week don't think you got it.

You must get a book caalled BREAKING THE VICIOUS CYCLE by ELAINEE GOTTSCHALL B.A. M.Sc. you must read it, it will heelp you alot. It did me!

My ssysteem cann NOT tolerate CORN or DAIRY.

I take LORAZEPAM 0.5 MG it a form of ATAVAN --- I looked themup wwhen I got the virus on my other computers THEY HAVE DAIRY in them. I asked the phaarmassisst what I could doo she said take LACTATATE (sp) the over the counter sstuff that counter aactss dairy products so you can tolerate theem. I'm going to try it. And hope it doesn't haave corn in it... lol...

In the mean timee...The new thyrroid medication I'm taking is giving me diarrhea. IT'ss from corn and daairy in it they are bulking agents. I take the pill and eat 30 mins later, within 10 minutes in in the bathroom with diarrhea. I'm taking LEVOXYL 75 mcg generic for SYNTHROID. My ddocc is NO HELP! I caalleed thee paarmaacist and I was told LEVOTHYROXINE does NOT contain dairy or corn.

Does anyonee else have the same problemss and if so whaat do you taake???

PLEASE HELP!

sorry about thee ssticky keys! :wacko:

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Well... I read Mela's post.... read Deb's, but didn't check out the links... and could've sworn I read sillyak's post, but my nightly headache is *soo* bad right now, I can hardly see straight.

I used to be a pharmacy technician (not a pharmacist), so I have a little bit of pharmacy knowledge - but it is rusty. And again, with my current migraine, brain function is limited. HOWEVER..... nausea-type symptoms with medications are very COMMON!! In most cases, if the pain is intolerable (or not relieved by taking the medication with food), the doctor can prescribe something else for you. It could very well be the corn intolerance. My daughter's allergist told her to avoid all forms of corn syrup, starch, meal, etc..etc.. If it was "corn", it was forbidden! It could also be any other component of the medications. For example, I'm allergic to sulfa. If I take meds with anything related to sulfa - I break out in a rash, head to toe, that lasts for about 3 days. And that's just from *one* dose of the drug. I will admit... "corn allergy" is not one that any pharmacy (that I have worked at) keeps track of. It is probably not something that a pharmacist will know of offhand - but a good (exceptional) pharmacist will research it for you. If you live in Las Vegas, I can give you the last known location of such an exceptional pharmacist.

My point (I need to learn how to keep these things short)... is talk to your doctor about changing your meds. And that goes for anyone else reading this. Talk to your doctor, talk to your pharmacist, and whenever side effects are intolerable - don't be afraid to change drugs! There are, afterall, like a dozen different meds for anything that ails you. No need to stick to one that makes you miserable! *hugs*

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I've been trying to figure out what is making me so sick in my meds. I am examining everything.

I then noticed that a lot of my meds have corn starch in them. A few times I noticed right after taking certain meds I would get sick. Even those that are gluten-free and I would be sick for days. Today is one of those days! I was up all night sick to my stomach after taking Nystatin. The same sick feeling that I had after taking ativan. Neither have Gluten so I dismissed the as being the cause but deep down in my heart I know that I got sick right after taking the meds. I checked iwth the manufacturer of Nystatin and previously had checked the atican. Both gluten-free but I still get sick after taking them. I started to scrutinize everything and saw that all have corn starch. I tested positive for corn intolerance. Could that be doing it? I never thought I was allergic to corn...but then again I don't eat it every day and when I do ....I only eat a little. Latley, I've been taking Nystatin a few times a day and the ativan 1 to 2 times a day as prescribed by my dr for anxiety and to help with muscle pain. Now it seems that after taking both of these meds for a week the muscle pain and fatigue is worse!

Besides getting this reaction from gluten can corn do it to and has anyone else had a reaction with corn starches in their meds?

I'm losing my mind here!

Any help is always appreiciated.

Thanks,

It is very probable that the corn in your meds is causing you issues.

Helpful sites:

http://www.cornallergens.com

http://forums.delphiforums.com/avoidingcorn

http://no-corn.blogspot.com

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Hi, I Ms_Sillyak about the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle; I've had suspected chron's for the past 3 years and have done every test under the sun, have been on morphine and missed the best part of my teenage years, and in the past 2 months, I've been on the diet that Elaine Gotschall reccomends, and I've felt like a normal human being again, it's wonderful! then yesterday, a waitress accidentally 'glutened' my food slightly, I'm really sensitive, so I takes less than a crumb to make me react, and even now, the reaction isn't as strong since I've been on Elaine's diet; I reccomend it to anyone with food intolerances!

I hope you feel better soon!

K

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Hi, I Ms_Sillyak about the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle; I've had suspected chron's for the past 3 years and have done every test under the sun, have been on morphine and missed the best part of my teenage years, and in the past 2 months, I've been on the diet that Elaine Gotschall reccomends, and I've felt like a normal human being again, it's wonderful! then yesterday, a waitress accidentally 'glutened' my food slightly, I'm really sensitive, so I takes less than a crumb to make me react, and even now, the reaction isn't as strong since I've been on Elaine's diet; I reccomend it to anyone with food intolerances!

I hope you feel better soon!

K

Just remember, you are responding to a 5 year old post. The poster may not even be on this forum any longer.

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