Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:42 PM
I agree -- I should have had them earlier -- but did not know my reactions would become "that" severe -- after the first anaphylactic type reaction -- hubby and I made it thru on Benedryl -- I am VERY THANKFUL I told my doctor of the serious reaction for which she prescribed the pens -- now I tell anyone that is having increasingly strong reactions to random foods to ask their doctor for the prescription if not offered.
We needed both pens to get me to the ER - now I understand why two are included!!! Don't wait - fill the prescription -- practice with the empty practice pen they include and make sure everyone close to you knows where they are and how to use them -- I could only gasp "epi pen" this time and my husband knew what I meant -- had we not practiced we would have been having a very scary game of charades.
Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years
3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive
10/25/13 - MCAD
Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile
My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free
Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS
Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.
ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.
"LTES" a Gem