Anyone else suffered sjs after taking sulfasalazine

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After taking this med for almost 4 weeks I developed a terrible skin rash and itched like mad. Facial swelling etc, eventually I was diagnosed with Stevens johnsons syndrome after a skin biopsy. I'm now terribly worried about taking any new meds for my psosartic arthritis. I can't take methotrexate as didn't work and humira not strong enough. Thank you x

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    after taking sulfasaladine for 3 weeks im so covered in a rash and itching anyone got any suggestions to make the itching stop

     

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      Hi forgive me if this is a silly question, but has your gp given you any cortisone to try and stop the reaction and inflammation.?That would need to be taken as tablets or long acting injection.I would prefer tablets.Also sometimes Vitamin C powder might help as well.And i would also try and drink lots of water to help flush away as much of the histamine in the blood.Otherwise what about an anti histamine.?
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      Sorry i meant to say as much histamine in the blood as possible .I am not sure if any of this will help .I hope so .You must be miserable.God bless i will also pray for you.
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      ive taken anti histamine for a week been given prednisolone now for three days itching still driving me mad and rash getting worse lol not tried vitamin c powder because was told not to put anything on the skin

      thank hyou for prayning for me i believe in  prayer

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    I can see that this was a while ago - but this week I've been prescribed a new med called Otezla - which apparently has very few side effects except the usual GI irritation and nause - have you been offered it?

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