I;ve tried zantac in the past and i had a severe reaction to it- i have gastroparesis and the zantac removed any nautral gut motility that i had, the whole system stopped and i was pretty sick for almost a year, so methinks i’d best avoid that one! do you need to take them both together to get the benefits? if you do then i’ve got no chance! lol!
Hi Fi! A lot of people get benefits from just one or the other. The H1 antagonists (like Zyrtec or Benadryl) are great. It’s best if you can add an H2 antagonist also (there are 4 approved by the FDA — cimetidine, ranitidine, famotidine, and nizatidine. But if you can’t, you can’t! I would talk to your doctor about a mast cell stabilizer, though. That may end up being the most important treatment for you — Cromolyn Sodium in the U.S. or Ketotifen in Canada.And a mast cell specialist who understands the connection to EDS would be an important member of your team. Will you keep us posted? 🙂 Diana