Just looking for a little reassurance as well as others' experiences.
I was wondering how common drug allergies are and if they're more common in individuals with asthma? I've always known I'm allergic to Aspirin and NSAIDs, but when in hospital recently, I had an allergic reaction to another IV drug they gave me, and unlike my aspirin allergy this wasn't slow/delayed, but a fairly instant tongue/lips swelling tingly etc reaction.
The nurse was fantastic and got help immediately and the nurse/doctors mended me and kept a very close eye on me after that. However, it left me really scared when they came near me with any drug. It's also made me cautious about taking any medication at home in case something similar happened. Was I just unlucky? Can you become allergic to drugs that you've been fine with in the past (this is my biggest fear because I'm worried about taking even simple OTC drugs in case I have a reaction at home where help isn't so easy to get)? If you're allergic to some drugs, are you more likely to be allergic to others?