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Can Food Intolerance Cause Anaphylaxis? Yes.

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#16 gatita

 
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:44 PM

Wow, I missed this one! Sheesh, how awful!! Glad you are okay... and I hope you find out what it was.

 

You experience reinforces that I really need my doc to get me an Epi... because of $$ I think they're hesitating to refer to me yet another specialist. I better at least go get some benedryl.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:14 PM

I just went for allergy testing today. It was negative to the 12 samples they tried but the red burning cheeks and tight forhead started within twenty minutes of administering. The doctor recommended an epipen regardless of the negative results as I appear to be reacting to something although in a different manner. It was so comforting to go to a doctor and not have my symptoms dismissed even though there are physical reactions that happen.

Lucky you had an epipen. I still feel a little silly and overreactive to actually get it as I haven't had a full blown attack.


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#18 mushroom

 
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:32 PM

If and when that full-blown attack comes, you don't want to be without it :unsure:


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#19 GottaSki

 
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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.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:15 PM

Okay, reading your personal blurb at the bottom of posts I probably should get one to have on hand. Your symptoms are remarkably close to mine with autoimmune, endo and the like. Here I thought I was the only person who reacts to heat and exercise. I get extreme itching and want to tear off my skin. It doesn't always happen but as soon as I feel it, I stop or get out of the situation. Lifelong battle, indeed but it is getting easier the further I get into it and learn how to read my body.


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