Photosensitivity reaction...

:eek: Been having an unpleasant photosensitivity & ?anaphylactoid/anaphylaxis reaction last night & today. Skin on arms/face warm & flushed, stomach & oesophagus eroding (only way to describe it...if you've ever experienced an ulcer you will know the feeling!!!) I also had breathing difficulty overnight & today...a bit more than the usual.

I think this is a delayed reaction after taking a course of Keflex, which I finished about 4 days ago. I also got a bit of sunshine 4 days ago, after basically being housebound & indoors for months. I just read that the Beta Lactam antibiotics can cause anaphylaxis :eek:
HTML:
http://www.haps.nsw.gov.au/research/Communique_List/Tryptase_and_Anaphylaxis.aspx
Happened to see my Endocrinologist today, so I asked her if I could be tested for Porphyria...( LOL I will be her first case if I test POS for that! ;) )
So she has ordered 24 hr Urinary Porphyrins, Plasma Porphyrins and Serum Tryptase.
HTML:
http://www.haps.nsw.gov.au/userData/docs//Tryptase%20and%20Anaphylaxis.pdf
She is pleased my PTH is back down in the Ref Range. This she credits to me taking Vit D3. My recent rapid weight gain is a bad sign, considering my family history of mother having Type 2 Diabetes, combined with a fasting glucose approaching upper limit...and the issue of "fatty liver" :rolleyes:

So....I have been referred to my dietitian to start on a diabetic diet NOW!!! :victory: seeing as I am unlikely to be able to exercise myself out of this dilemma!!!

PS Don't worry...angioedema, anaphylactoid reactions are par for the course for me...If I get worse I'll go to hospital & contact my friendly Immunologist/Allergist/Physician guru! :Sign giggle:

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Sorry to hear about this. You really do have a lot going on at the moment.
Take care, Justy.
 

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