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If you're going to have an allergic reaction to a medication, will you have it after the first dose? Or does it ever take, say, a couple days to kick in?

I'm not sure if I'm having a reaction or a panic attack, or a panic attack as part of the reaction, but I can say with confidence that it is NOT FUN.
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Goodness, that's awful!

Generally speaking, allergic reactions to meds are going to give you swelling or welts/hives. Any of those? If not it would be an unusual allergic reaction.
Agreed and I would say that it can go either way. A severe anaphylactic reaction will start right away, other allergic-type reactions can happen over a slower period. I hope you're better this morning, in any case, it would be worth a call to the doctor or a visit to the urgent care clinic to discuss what happened.
Well, it felt - and kind of still feels - like a tightness or thickness in the back of my throat. I could still swallow okay, and breathe obviously, but it was... very disconcerting. And now I'm anxious about taking my next dose...
You could try calling the pharmacy where you got the meds. I don't know how other pharmacies work but we help you get the right meds so that you don't have a reaction or, barring anything else being available, decide if it's something you can take an antihistamine for. Is it something you've had before? Have you ever had this type of reaction before?
You could be allergic to the main drug in that one. There are others that might work, depending on the situation. The key, sadly, is to have a pharmacy that will work with you to find the right one. I would definitely let them know you're having a reaction. If nothing else so that you don't get that kind again.

If they don't help you, definitely call the clinic. You should be confidant the drugs will help you, not wondering if they're going to kill you!
I guess I'm not quite sure what I would tell them. "My throat feels kind of thick." Is that a thing?
Yes, that is a thing. Tell them it's not bad enough that you aren't breathing and can still swallow but it feels weird.