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Flu Possibly Turning Into Bronchitis--Medicines?

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I wasn't sure which section to ask this in so I hope this is the right one. I'm currently experiencing a bout with the flu that's turning into a bronchitis which isn't surprising since I get bronchitis every year around this time. My doctor has no antibiotics he can give me that I haven't reacted to, he suggested going natural or just see if my pharmacist has any ideas what would be free of my allergens...he doesn't. Anyone know of anything that would be safe for me to take with the allergies/intolerances listed above and below? I'm desperate and feel like death warmed over.

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I would try to find a compounding pharmacy (even if they have to ship you the medicine), and see what they can do for you.

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I would try to find a compounding pharmacy (even if they have to ship you the medicine), and see what they can do for you.

Thanks Tarnalberry :D. I honestly have been at the end of my rope with this. I'll see if I can find any in my area.

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Mucinex was fine for me...I think I got the one for lung congestion. Also the doctor gave me an antibiotic that was fine but I can't remember what is now (sorry). Might have just been the 'Z-pack' or whatever.

http://glutenfreedrugs.com/ is helpful. I bring it with me to every doctor appointment and make sure the doctor finds a drug that is on there before prescribing. There have been times when they're like "Okay I'll just give you [pauses after can't find on list]...oh, no...okay...um how about this then..." lol.

From my experience the list is not ALL inclusive of everything that is safe, but still, I use it as a safeguard. And just to avoid confusion -- that list is of things that ARE safe, not the ones that aren't. Sometimes I have to clarify that to doctors.

EDIT: Oh, sorry. You have problem with corn too. Not as 'simple' as just gluten. Well that gluten list might be a start anyway. Like above, talk the pharmacist or call the companies who make the drug if possible to get the number. They might know better than the pharmacist. I asked a CVS pharmacist once about a CVS brand over the counter drug...if it was gluten free...and she had no clue. That was pointless. :rolleyes:

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I wasn't sure which section to ask this in so I hope this is the right one. I'm currently experiencing a bout with the flu that's turning into a bronchitis which isn't surprising since I get bronchitis every year around this time. My doctor has no antibiotics he can give me that I haven't reacted to, he suggested going natural or just see if my pharmacist has any ideas what would be free of my allergens...he doesn't. Anyone know of anything that would be safe for me to take with the allergies/intolerances listed above and below? I'm desperate and feel like death warmed over.

The last time I had acute bronchitis my (substitute) doctor wanted me to take prednisone for it. I told him I don't do prednisone (am intolerant of it) but he insisted that if I went to the ER that's what they would give. I told him, well they may give it but I won't take it. It is gluten free, but I believe it can contain corn. It supposedly really calms down the coughing and the inflammation, but I couldn't do it. It would be something to consider (if no corn).

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DownWithGluten, thanks for the page. Looking over it now hoping for the best :D. Not sure if I can take the Mucinex due to the warning specifically against chronic bronchitis as well as my reactions to ingredients. Gonna run it by my Dr and hope for the best.

Mushroom, I reacted to Prednisone as well in the past. when I get this my Dr just throws his arms up in the air saying "so what haven't we tried yet?".

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