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Allergies board


About 6 months ago I woke up in the morning and my face and lips and eyes were all swollen up and painful. I went to Emergency and they said that I was having an allergic reaction to Altace (blood pressure med). Well I was on that med for 3 months. Why now? Then the next day, it was worse. I ended up at another emergency room it got even worse. They said the same thing and sent me home. I ended up waiting for the swelling to go down (took about 8 days). Steroids didn't work either.
Well, it happened again I woke up with it yesterday and went to the dr.'s.
She said I have angioedema. I looked it up on the net and from what I read I have the "rare" kind. She sent me home with 2 shots (didn't work) and a scripts for prednisone. I'm still swelled up and talk funny. I know to watch about my breathing from the swelling. Anyone else have this?