|Let my experience help you.|
I am going to tell you a frightening story of what happened to me two years ago just in case you’re ever in the same situation. I developed this strange rash all over every part of my body. Honestly, I had so much facial swelling with puffy eyes to duck-like lips that I was afraid my distorted face and body design would frighten people. However, I had no choice than to make an appointment with my internist because my antihistamines weren’t helping.
I tried to figure out the possible cause. I knew that I was eating the same foods, using the same soaps, laundry products and didn’t really add anything new to my life except switching to a different brand of vitamins. Naturally, I ruled out vitamins.
|This is how my nightmare began.|
Finally, I got to see the doctor. After tons of questions on what new product I used or food I ate, my internist prescribed a steroid, prednisone. I stopped all other medications, including vitamins. The medication appeared to help and made the rash disappear.
Then, I remembered that I neglected taking my calcium. Later on, my rash flared up.
I called my doctor again. He took 13 different blood tests before referring me to a dermatologist. I was given a second prescription of prednisone and a biopsy, but no definite answers to sort this rash out.
All the blood tests and the biopsy came back as normal. Both the internist and dermatologist were at a loss to understand it.
Just like before, I stopped taking my vitamins just in case it would interfere with the prednisone. My rash miraculously cleared up.
The only reason that I knew my suspicion was accurate was when I took that calcium capsule again. Only that time, my rash got even worse.
|My cousin assumed I had textured stockings on when she first saw this photo.|
I told the doctor that I suspected it might be the vitamin now that I had a chance to think about it. He originally had laughed it off until remembering how prescription drugs such as a generic can have fillers as ingredients. Some people can change generic drugs without suffering any ill effects. Yet, others can become allergic to one of the new drug’s non-active ingredients to cause a problem like I experienced with this vitamin.
It wasn’t my intention to scare you, but only warn you about the possibility of what a filler in your generic drugs or vitamin can do. Please be careful, but if you ever get a strange, unexplainable rash that baffles your doctors, keep my story in mind about non-active ingredients in the drugs that you take. It can possibly save your life!