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If You Eat Something You're Allergic To, How Long Do You Feel It Affecting You? How Long Till It's Out Of Your System?

If You Eat Something You're Allergic To, How Long Do You Feel It Affecting You? How Long Till It's Out Of Your System?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

During planting season and during harvest season i either avoid outside or wear a mask and have to take one allergy pill 💊 in the morning and then a different allergy pill 💊 at night. I also have to… read more

posted 4 months ago

Do You Get Irritable On Benadryl? What Other Side Effects Do You Get If Any? How Do You Cope With Them?

Do You Get Irritable On Benadryl? What Other Side Effects Do You Get If Any? How Do You Cope With Them?

Hello everyone. I'm 22, reactive to dairy, dairy derivatives, tree nuts, shellfish, aspartame, tomatoes, and now bananas are hit or miss....mostly miss.

Besides that, I have a lot of other random allergies. Basically, this translates to a lot of benadryl taken often.

I used to use benadryl as a little kid food :'(pretty related allergies, but I don't recall having many side effects. Now however, I have irritability, brain fog, drowsiness (though that's to be expected), forgetfulness, and… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Make sure you detox your colon. If you colon is toxic, so is your body, and it will make you more reactive to everything. Even more so if you are already sensitive. Make sure you are taking the… read more

posted over 5 years ago

Does Anyone Else Suffer From Severe PTSD From Anaphylaxis?

Does Anyone Else Suffer From Severe PTSD From Anaphylaxis?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Oh wow, yes I have PTSD! I was diagnosed with a sulfite allergy 10 years ago. I am going back to the allergist who diagnosed me tomorrow. Sulfites can be found in most all processed foods and in a… read more

posted 4 months ago

Have First Responders Ever Given You Grief?

Have First Responders Ever Given You Grief?

Last week I had an anaphylaxic reaction to a new antibiotic I was taking. I was home alone and knew I was in trouble so I called my local emergency number. When the First Responders (Firefighters here) arrived I handed them my medic alert card with all my allergies and told them that I had administered an epipen prior to their arrival. They started questioning me and giving me grief as to why I would have injected myself when this medication wasn't on my list of allergies. I was so frustrated… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

ChristineAnne, I see you wrote this 4 years ago. By coincidence I open your post - I just got out of the ER and hour ago for yet another allergic reaction to an antibiotic
Yes, paramedics have given… read more

posted 3 months ago

Is Anyone Unable To Take Benadryl Or Use An EpiPen?

Is Anyone Unable To Take Benadryl Or Use An EpiPen?

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?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I take a 5mg of children's I carry with me before using my Avi-Q

posted over 1 year ago

Has Anyone Had The Issue Of Benadryl Not Working For Them All Of A Sudden?

Has Anyone Had The Issue Of Benadryl Not Working For Them All Of A Sudden?

I have been taking Benadryl tablets for the last 6 months for itching caused by food allergies. I am obviously allergic to something that I have not figured out yet. I take 2 tablets and within 30 minutes to an hour all of the itching subsides. Also, I did not have any side effects like drowsiness. My friends were amazed that I could stay awake on it.

The past few times I have taken it, not only does it not take the itch away completely, it makes me extremely drowsy. I sleep for over 8… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Do you have anything you use in place of the Benadryl?

posted over 4 years ago

I Am New To This Whole Food Allergy Thing (less Than 6 Months). Is It Normal To Have Severe Anxiety When It Comes To Eating?

I Am New To This Whole Food Allergy Thing (less Than 6 Months). Is It Normal To Have Severe Anxiety When It Comes To Eating?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

It is totally normal to feel anxious about eating once you've been diagnosed, especially if it comes later in life. While living with any food allergy is not easy, it is definitely manageable! Once… read more

posted almost 5 years ago

Drug Allergy - Reaction Recovery Self Care.

Drug Allergy - Reaction Recovery Self Care.

I recently had a bad drug allergy reaction to aciclovir I was given the medication to treat a mouth ulcer that the doctor thought could be impetigo and I had a high dose of Aciclovir in tablet form. However I am violently allergic to Aciclovir (now I know!) but my question is if you do have a drug allergy what is the best method immediate self care?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Thanks @A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member I actually never thought of the steroids Prednisone. In my head that’s just for the asthma I never considered this for suppressing the immune system in anyway.

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posted over 2 years ago

Anyone Else Have A Citrus Fruit Allergy? Looking For Someone Who Shares This As I Feel Like I'm The Only One!,

Anyone Else Have A Citrus Fruit Allergy? Looking For Someone Who Shares This As I Feel Like I'm The Only One!,

For so long I have been searching for a allergy sufferer of citrus just like myself. Find shopping for food ridiculously hard as most things contain concentrated lemon juice etc. Would just like a friend who understands how much of a pain it is!

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I’m also,allergic to all citrus, causes severe diarrhea. Same thing with corn, dairy products, tomatoes. It’s so hard to eat.

posted 10 months ago

Zyrtec

Zyrtec

I am allergic to Benedryl, Sudafed and Reactin. I am able to use Aerius but prefer not to because it tastes horrible. Also allergic to artificial sweeteners. I need liquid or sublingual. Does anyone know if I would be safe with Zyrtec? Thanks in advance.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Thanks

posted over 5 years ago
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