Pharm class got me thinking ...
A long time ago when I was 20 I was referred to a urologist for tx of recurring UTIs. She prescribed an antibiotic (which one is a mystery - I didn't pay much attention at the time :stone ). Approx. 6 hours after I took the first dose I began feeling nauseated. I dozed for a while, then woke up with severe
shaking chills. This continued throughout the night - I thought I was going to die. When I finally crawled out of bed the next morning and looked at myself in the bathroom mirror, my skin had turned bright red. You would have thought I was sunburned. No rash or blotchiness, just bright red. I called the doctor, who said, "you're having a reaction to the drug - stop taking it. And don't ever take any other sulfa drug." The redness took about another 24 hours to subside.
Have any of your ever seen/heard of a reaction like this to sulfa or other antibiotics? (or am I the only lucky one
) Could this have been a form of Stevens-Johnson syndrome?
Just trying to learn more about this ... thanks for your help!