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    Old 05-09-2004, 09:52 AM   #1
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    sun sensitivity question..

    hi everyone
    i am wondering if anyone knows if while on topamax..flexeril..will i be sensitive to sun exposure??
    previously was taking methocarbemal also..zanaflex..i am not taking anything right now..i just finished a whole box of benadryl thinking i was alergic to one of the meds..yet i sat in my yard yesterday and broke out even more...i anot breaking out on my face..just from the neck down....

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    Re: sun sensitivity question..

    Whatamess,

    Regarding FLEXERIL- The literature says 1 in 100 people have reported some kind of hypersensitivity: Anaphylaxis, angioedema, pruritus, facial edema, urticaria, rash. A % like that is considered "rare".

    Regarding TOPAMAX- The lit. actually mentions "photosensitivity" (reaction to sunlight) but as a very rare side effect occurring in 1/100 to 1/1000 patients.

    So although rare, that's not to say you're not one of them!

    zuzu xxx

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    Old 05-14-2004, 10:35 AM   #3
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    Re: sun sensitivity question..

    thanks zuzu..I am sorry it took so long to reply...I went to the doc..finally!!!
    I was taken off all meds and put on prednisone..My rash is gone and i am not takin any meds that make me sun sensitive but have recently begun to take zanaflex for my burning nerve pain..I cant take going w/out it any longer..So far it doesnt seem to interfere with the prednisone.I am trying to take it as sparingly as i can...Just cant go w/out it completely..The burning was makin me crazzzyyyyyyy w/out proper meds..thanks again

     
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