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Had to get meds last night for a sinus infecton. First time since gluten-free. I've managed to ward it off for a long time but know I need some help this time. It's so frustrating to have to worry about whether or not our meds are going to make us sick and I know there are some who have a much worse time of it than I do. I've reacted to some antibiotics in the past so I worry about that in addition to gluten. And also so frustrating to have to figure it out ourselves. I was really tired yesterday evening and had the Dr. asking which med I wanted to take(because of previous reactions). I don't know! You're the doctor! Then pharmacist said(as I expected) "I have no idea if the meds are gluten-free. Here are the ingedients. I don't see any wheat. They would surely list wheat if it was in there wouldn't they?" So home I went and thanks to those who have posted gluten-free drug lists, I was able to find a brand name that is gluten-free but had to go back to pharmacy this am and pay more and also delay treatment by one more day. ARRRRRGGGG!!!!

BTW I'm taking z-pack by Pfizer and hoping I won't have any bad side effects or reaction.

Thanks for listening. Anywhere or anyone else and it would fall on deaf ears.


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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You poor thing--I can relate to every word :(

Between being sick, allergies to some meds, side effects and gluten content--it all gets to be too much sometimes. I hope the Z-Pack works well for you--it's one of the 2 antibiotics that I can still tolerate, and the name brand is definately gluten-free.

My doctor had a tip that I use since I tend to get some stomach upset with it. She suggested separating the first dose and taking each pill with food. I do that, and have almost no side effects at all from it.


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You poor thing--I can relate to every word :(

Between being sick, allergies to some meds, side effects and gluten content--it all gets to be too much sometimes. I hope the Z-Pack works well for you--it's one of the 2 antibiotics that I can still tolerate, and the name brand is definately gluten-free.

My doctor had a tip that I use since I tend to get some stomach upset with it. She suggested separating the first dose and taking each pill with food. I do that, and have almost no side effects at all from it.

Thank you jerseyangel. It is a relief to know that you tolerate this well. I was thinking about separating the two. Glad to know that you Dr. OK'd it. How many hours apart did you take them?


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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Thank you jerseyangel. It is a relief to know that you tolerate this well. I was thinking about separating the two. Glad to know that you Dr. OK'd it. How many hours apart did you take them?

I took one with lunch and the other with dinner. Maybe 5-6 hours? Then on the rest of the days, I took it with dinner (my biggest meal) I always do it that way since she suggested it, and it's worked out fine.


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"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

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Thank you so much. My stress level has gone down quite a few notches. Here's a HUG for you.


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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