Good afternoon. I found this website after searching the side effects for my daughter's shot yesterday of Lincosin and Celestone. I could go on forever, but here's the summary:
She is seventeen years old. Allegice to all grasses, all trees, cedar especially. We live in West Texas. Each year around October, she gets very, very sick. And I mean sick with this thing I call The Cough. It is incapaciating…this cough that never goes away and comes every second and within a week or even less turns into infection.
When she first gets the cough, every time, the doc goes with least aggressive therapy. Every year, she is told to take all the stuff- Allegra, Zyrtec…Nasonex, We do it before the season starts. Then when the cough hits, here come this cough syrup, that one, the Tessalon pearls…you know, all of it…everything thought of. This NEVER WORKS. Then, when it turns into ear and throat infection, she's given a Zpak and Celestone shot when it all doesn't work….and she stays good for maybe three months or so. We've never had insurance and I couldn't do the allergy shots. Well now I DO HAVE insurance and she's set to get tested Dec 26 to begin weekly allergy shots.
Well here's where our story starts: this year, she was given Nasonex and has been ok with it. Didn't get sick in August this time. .So on Monday, here comes The Cough and sniffy nose. By Tuesday, it's so bad we are in the doc's office. He gives Zpak. By that night, fever. By Thursday, nothing's working and she's been hacking SO badly I get terrified and drive to an ER. She's given these things:
1. Lincosin shot (she still had ear infection, the ZPak did not work anymore
2. Celestone shot
3. Prescription for Ciproflaxin
4. Prescription for CheraTussin (codeine)
She is better this morning. I'm just scared to give her the Cipro right after having a Lincosin injection. i worry about C Diff and things.
QUESTION: Have any of you ever had allergies so badly that only the biggest of big antibiotics and steroids could even tame them? She does. What do I do as her mom? I'm SO WORRIED because if she is immune to most treatment now, what will she use when she is older? already on all this highly powered medication.
Finally, did allergy injections turn your life around? Is there hope for a better outcome? I hate to see my teen suffer with this incapacitating allergic cough. Please help. I need hope. I need advice.
Brenda the Mom from Texas