I am highly allergic to sulfa drugs. I break out in the most beautiful and fantastic body rash ever witnessed by my GP.
My rheumy is running my labs again, to see if any come back positive again (after all magically turned negative last time). My symptoms have not gotten better and three other docs can't find anything to explain my pain.
Sooo....he mentioned plaquenil again. Then, he asked about my allergies. I mentioned my fabulous allergy to sulfa, levaquin and vicodin. He then said that he couldn't give me plaquenil due to the sulfa allergy. He would need to give me quinine instead - and it would be incredibly difficult to find.
No, aren't lots of lupus patients allergic to sulfa? Don't most take Plquenil? I am most perplexed by this. Has anyone heard of this?
This may lead me to a new rheumy......