Just wondering if this is merely an unlucky coincidence, or whether an intolerance to gluten and all its evil works is predictive of other intolerances (besides the common ones e.g. lactose). Does anybody else here suffer allergies to any antibiotics?
In 1999 I got an infected horsefly bite which triggered cellulitis. I was in an isolation ward for two and a half weeks on IV penicillin and nearly died, leaving me with a huge scar on my left leg, a heightened fear of severe insect bites and an intolerance to penicillin. Nuisance, but hey, I'm still here (thank you Dr Fleming).
Two weeks ago I suffered a horsefly bite that caused my hand to swell up like a tennis ball, so huge I couldn't bend my fingers. It looked like someone had inflated a rubber glove. Well, I didn't fancy a fortnight in hospital and nearly dying, so I got myself sharpish to the local minor injuries unit and was given a high dose of oral clindamycin for two weeks.
On day 11, out of the blue, I developed a classic morbilliform drug eruption which resulted in me spending half of Thursday night in A&E. Now I'm allergic to clindamycin too, that's two major classes of antibiotic I can no longer have. Kind of worrying when I might have another 30-40 years of chest infections, gardening injuries and bl00dy horseflies to contend with.
Any of you fellow Guerrillas experienced the same, or am I just really unlucky?