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Do You Get Irritable On Benadryl? What Other Side Effects Do You Get If Any? How Do You Cope With Them?
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member asked a question 💭

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

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

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 asked a question 💭
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

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

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

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

Is Anyone Unable To Take Benadryl Or Use An EpiPen?
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member asked a question 💭

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

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

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 asked a question 💭
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

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

Drug Allergy - Reaction Recovery Self Care.
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member asked a question 💭

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

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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Zyrtec
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member asked a question 💭

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

Thanks

What Should I Bring To My Appointment
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member asked a question 💭

I have a appointment with the allergist thurs the 10th

should i bring my log my primary made me make although i am staying away from those things she said to?

any advice on what i need to ask or bring would be awesome

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

And I was prescribed an epi pen

Itching Vomiting Hives
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member asked a question 💭

I have been allergic to gliten etc for jist over a year now and i had a very sudden allergic reaction to a tomato sauce on tuesday i drank milk on friday and had another and after eating a gliten free dinner this evening yet another never been so violent before i broke out in hives on face and has bad swelling to abdoment face and neck has anyone else had these experiences ? and if anyone is anaphalactic is it true your wind pipe would close over within first half hour i am going to see dr… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

Maybe you should go to an allergist and get tested for more allergens, including milk and tomatoes. You might be allergic to more than you realize right now.

Does Anyone Else Suffer From Severe PTSD From Anaphylaxis?
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member asked a question 💭
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

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