So...Ever since I had a hypersensitive reaction to Cymbalta last summer, it has literally made me terrified to take any kind of medication, shots, vitamins, etc for fear of the same thing happening. A few years ago, I had a hypersensitive reaction to an antibiotic that was related to Penicillin, which I'm genuinely allergic to. (The ER doctor back then said both times it was more of a panic attack than reaction). Regardless, the reaction I had to Cymbalta scared me last summer. I had to work my way back into not being scared to take a simple Advil. Then I got sick and had to take an antibiotic, steroid nasal spray (that gave me a yeast infection in my mouth) and medicine for the yeast infection. I faced my fear and took all that medication. But I haven't conquered this fear yet because I had to take a simple TB skin test today for employment at the hospital & although I could have easily walked away and not faced the fear, I went through with it anyway because at some point, I have to conquer this! Just the fear of a bad allergic reaction to a simple TB skin test. But that reaction to Cymbalta even made me afraid to eat certain for food for fear of allergic reactions. I've lost about 15 pounds since last spring (My doctor said I'm at a healthy weight. And is aware of my anxiety issues and everything) I am proud of myself because I'm facing this more now than I have in the last few months but have any of you had this type of fear?
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