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Does Anyone Else Suffer From Severe PTSD From Anaphylaxis?

Does Anyone Else Suffer From Severe PTSD From Anaphylaxis?

over 6 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

My son does. It got so bad that I had to pull him out of school because he was afraid he was going to die. He seems much more relaxed, but he won't go anywhere without me. He's 11 and feels like I'm the only person who knows what to do. He's had 2 really scary episodes--both times he ended up in the ER. Once by ambulance. His allergies are off the charts.

over 6 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

Yes my allergic reactions have created severe anxiety and fear responses as well as major depression. Especially now that I am having anaphylactic reactions to perfumes and colognes etc, as I have virtually no control over whether or not I come into contact with them if I leave the house. It takes all of my courage to leave the house everyday but I am so far still determined to try to have a normal life.

over 3 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

I had my epipen on me and I was also rushed to the hospital. It was frightening because my coworkers (fellow nurses), and I self injected right before I was about to pass out. Unfortunately, the ER doctor said that if I had passed out, the epipen wouldn't have worked due to poor circulation. It was a traumatic experience for me, now I keep 5 epipens on me at all times and one always in my pocket. Seeing a therapist for PTSD. I was diagnosed with it and am being treated, but it's been a struggle.

over 6 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

Im I not sure if I have ptsd or not but I do have anxiety over it. I have MCSEI is not just food allergies but scent, chemical, latex, etc. I've had to be intabated twice, hospitalized more times than I can count. My husband died suddenly last year and now Im so worried about my allergies I rarely leave our home.

over 3 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

I get really nervous sometimes. I have had one really bad anaphylactic episode (ambulance ride, almost tracheotomy) and after that my life has never been the same.

over 6 years ago

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