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Posted on Wed, 30 Nov 2016
Question: i have a very bad allergy to sulfa medications. And several have been tried on me over the years. I simply get deathly ill and a high fever until i stop the medications. Then , over several days, get better. I have very high blood pressure .. due to a rare disease i have called Pheochromocytomas. these are tumors multiplying on my adrenals. I am DESPERATE To find a NON SULFA based medicine that does NOT contain Sulfa. PLEASE help Dr , if you can. THANK YOU!
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Alfa blockers are effective in treating pheochromacitoma.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Sorry to learn about your condition.
First i wanted to ask you, is pheochromacitoma confirmed or is a diagnosis that you doubt?
If pheochromacitoma is confirmed the best treatment is surgical resection of the adrenal glands.
A good treatment of high blood pressure is mandatory before surgery.
If the surgical treatment is not possible for any reason than the best control of blood pressure is achieved by selective alpha blockers.

Selective alpha1 blocking agents, such as prazosin (Minipress), terazosin (Hytrin), and doxazosin (Cardura), have more favorable adverse effect profiles and are used when long-term therapy is required.
Please discuss with your endocrinologist about these agents.
Wish you good health.
Kind regards,
Dr.Mirjeta
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Brief Answer: Alfa blockers are effective in treating pheochromacitoma. Detailed Answer: Hello, Sorry to learn about your condition. First i wanted to ask you, is pheochromacitoma confirmed or is a diagnosis that you doubt? If pheochromacitoma is confirmed the best treatment is surgical resection of the adrenal glands. A good treatment of high blood pressure is mandatory before surgery. If the surgical treatment is not possible for any reason than the best control of blood pressure is achieved by selective alpha blockers. Selective alpha1 blocking agents, such as prazosin (Minipress), terazosin (Hytrin), and doxazosin (Cardura), have more favorable adverse effect profiles and are used when long-term therapy is required. Please discuss with your endocrinologist about these agents. Wish you good health. Kind regards, Dr.Mirjeta