the only problem is I am severely allergic to sulfa drugs and with this med (diamox) from what i read would not be really able to take.
Hi again, I wonder if you wouldn’t be OK with cromolyn sodium — it’s a mast cell stabilizer? It is about as inert drug as you’ll ever find! You won’t notice a difference for a month or even two, but then — wow, what a difference. It won’t “kill” the mast cells you have now, but it should allow some of them to come to their timely deaths, and the new ones will be better behaved. If you can’t tolerate Zyrtec, after you have cromolyn sodium, you will likely be able to tolerate more drugs easier — perhaps Xantac at that point? Neptazane (instead of Diamox) has to still be watched carefully with you and your doctor because it is still a sulpha derivative. Rats. But again, seeing a specialist about cromolyn sodium I think would be a SMART move! Will you let us know? Thanks so much and HANG IN! 🙂