Safe Otc Medicines?
Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:43 AM
I am Celiac with corn/soy/dairy/peanut intolerances. Even the teeniest bit of any of these can cause a week long reaction.
Specifically, I wonder if anyone with similar intolerances has reacted to name brand Sudafed. It used to be my 'go to' medicine for fluid in my ears. I haven't had the fluid since stopping gluten/corn/soy/dairy/peanut, so I hadn't tried it. I have not had a reaction to a hidden allergen in over two months, and would like to keep that going! I don't want a setback!
I called the compounding pharmacy, and the minimum order they will make me 90 pills of Sudafed for $100 but insist on using a "filler" that they do not know the source of. (could be rice, corn or tree bark, no guarantees). I do not want to risk that much money and a reaction!
Please give suggestions to me... what you have found you can take that you don't react to.... by way of cold medications, or allergy meds.
Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:03 PM
However, being the extremely desperate person that I am, I started looking at anything else I could find. Homeopathics seemed a bit too woo-woo for me, but I started looking at more basic forms of modern medicine, or herbs and plants, in other words.
I found two books that were very helpful to me, both written by a man named Charles Kane. One involved plants local to my area, one uses plants that you could find in a health food store pretty easily.
http://www.(Company Name Removed - They Spammed This Forum and are Banned)/Herbal-Medicine-Traditions-Comprehensive-Preparation/dp/097713332X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1348869488&sr=8-2&keywords=herbal+medicine+charles+kane
I have seen both his books in libraries, too, so I think you could find them without too much trouble.
So far, I've survived whooping cough using a cough medicine from one of the books, and I'm currently coping with a foot with two broken bones using an analegesic and anti-inflammatory from his books, as well. My MD at this point is encouraging me to use whatever works, because the last time I tried pain meds I ended up in the ER, so he knows how little choice I've got.
I know that at least in the local plant book of his, he had some plants that contain natural anti-histamines and so were useful for allergies. I have not examined his general book as well, but I wouldn't be surprised if it contained something similar. :-)
Gluten free since August 10, 2009.
21 years with undiagnosed Celiac Disease
23 years with undiagnosed sulfite sensitivity
25 years with undiagnosed mast cell activation disorder (MCAD)
Daughter: celiac and MCAD positive
Son: gluten intolerant
Father, brother: celiac positive
Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:46 PM
Of course now that I can finally tolerate corn starch again I can buy Tylenol over th counter, but I'm going to check out those books anyway. Thanks, T.H.
gluten-free since June, 2011
It took 3 !/2 years but my intolerances to corn, soy, and everything else (except gluten) are gone!
Life is good!
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