Can a severe migraine - headache, aura's, nausea, vomiting, light & sound sensitivity, and only being able to tolerate ginger ale and mint tea(no solids) for 5 days - be considered anaphylaxis?
About 20 years ago I had a sudden first-time anaphylactic reaction to something I ate or drank. Allergy testing soon afterward showed pollen sensitivities to birch, sage (aka mugwort), and many grasses, but few food allergies other than mustard (which I tolerate in tiny amounts—good because it hides in everything) and rice (perhaps a false positive?). I was prescribed oral antihistamines (now available over the counter) which I still take daily all year… read more
I have a medical condition that makes it dangerous for me to have any medicine with epinephrine in it. Does anyone else have this problem, and if yes, what do you do about it?
I have a situation that I’m not sure on how to handle. My son is 5 and severely allergic to dogs test scored higher than his foods. If someone comes to our home who has dogs in there’s he begin to itch. No swelling maybe some eczema spot very minor. He’s also allergic to many foods anaphylactic. Recently went to children’s hospital with my daughter for some tests. They brought one of there 21 service dogs in and asked if she could pet. I… read more
I have not been diagnosed but they elimination have found them to be the culprits of by bouts of extreme stomach cramping and light headedness. The thing is the symptoms aren't always severe. Is anyone else experiencing this? Have you found anything that helps other than trying to avoid them?
I'm looking for my fiance. He is anaphylactic allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, pea protein and sensitivity to soy. Everytime we find something it has pea protein in it or soy.
Are there any protein shakes that can be recommended?
Thank you so much
I have a severe carrot allergy that started 15 years ago. After I developed the allergy (literally overnight) I found myself reacting to other foods such as, sweet potatoes, radishes, turnips, beets, watermelon, cantaloupe, parsnips, and various squashes. I live with my husband's family who seem to not want to understand or help me prevent a reaction. They do not seem to want to understand cross contamination, and they refuse to change their diet so that my kitchen is… read more
I have bought nut and soy allergy safe baking coco at Whole Foods for years. They stopped selling it. They have also removed basic popcorn telling me they only carry it in bulk now. I do not buy bulk products due to cross contamination. Is anyone else frustrated with the lack of safe foods grocery stores seem to stock. I do not want fan ay packaged/processed foods, these are basic staples. I do not want to take the time to drive to 4-5… read more
I'm highly allergic to sunflower seeds. I can eat chips cooked in sunflower oil though (for example lays). I am also allergic to wheat, so recently I bought some gluten free donuts from Aldi's. It's the liveGfree brand. One of the ingredients almost on the bottom of the list is sunflower lechithin. I have never heard of it before. Would it be safe to eat the donuts? I'm surely hoping so because I bought 3 boxes.