Yes, I have a lot more allergies and especially sinus problems and headaches, although I honestly think I have had lupus for over a decade, which is just about exactly how long I have had allergies. I now have a migraine 3-4 times a year when I never had a migraine in my life before 4 years ago.
That's what I was afraid of. I was recently giving Amoxicillian, and while I haven't had the life threatening allergy to it, it certainly made me very miserable. I keep getting new allergies and it's really bothersome.
I can so relate. I went from no known allergies to allergic to Sulfa overnight. Sulfa is the most common allergy that many lupus patients get. That meant I was allergic to Celebrex that one doctor put me on. Celebrex has a sulfonamide in its chemical makeup, so many folks with lupus cannot take it.
My other and most annoying bother is a perma-runny nose. I should have bought stock in Kleenex!
In the 9 years since my diagnosis, these are the only allergy related problems I've had.
YES!!! I never had allergies in my life until this year. I was diagnosed a year ago. It's awful. I have constant watery eyes and a runny nose. Sinus headaches too. It was so weird that all of a sudden after 56 years ,I have allergies!. I was wondering if it was related to the lupus......
Yes, i've also been getting allergies, especially in spring, probably from the pollen. I also always bad sinus problems, but over the past several years, it does seem my allergies are getting worse. I never had allergies as a child, though. I am also severely allergic to sulfa anitbiotics, plus penicillin and a few others. But I found this out many years ago before I ever had a diagnosis. I took the sulfa for a bladder infection , took it several days (and during this time was getting small itchy bumps here & there which I thought were just mosquito bites), then whammmmmmo...one day I just blew up. Severe huge hives all over every part of my body, I turned beat red, and felt ill, went to the ER..got meds, but I was left with a disgusting dark purple spottty rash on my body which took months to fade away, ackkkkkk!
I also get hives & angioedema, but I cannot related it to any one thing. It usually happens along when i have other symptoms, but sometimes I just get hives. I got hives over my surgical incision when it was healing, and I still get hives once in a while over that area when my low back hurts. Now I have some other kind of rash going on ...it comes & goes (around my ankles, my outer elbows and just recently right at the top of my forehead where it meets my hairline), and it's kind of scaly. My podiatrist had seen this rash on my one ankle and said it was probably eczema (which he said could be due to an allergic reaction) but I've not been to a derm to have it checked. But sometimes it itches like mad. But I don't really know if this in particular could have anyting to do with lupus...maybe it's someting totally seperate.