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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 17 days 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… 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… read more

posted almost 4 years 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,… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

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

posted about 3 years 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 almost 4 years ago

If You Have Had An Allergic Reaction To A Food, How Long Has It Take To Get It Out Of Your System? 7 Days Out & On Prednisone & Antihist.

If You Have Had An Allergic Reaction To A Food, How Long Has It Take To Get It Out Of Your System? 7 Days Out & On Prednisone & Antihist.

I am wondering how long my symptoms will persist. I am taking prednisone, Zyrtec, Benadryl and Pepcid to control getting short of breath. I had been to the ER and received 40 mg of prednisone. The next day I felt fair, the following with small dose of prednisone, I felt awful again. Dr. has me on 40 - 60 mg a day for 3 days, 40 for 3, 20 for 3 and 10 for 3.

Just ready to get… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I swear by activated charcoal

posted almost 4 years ago

Holistic Treatments? NAET/OIT...

Holistic Treatments? NAET/OIT...

I'm finding myself a bit frustrated. A friend recommended me trying a natural/holistic treatment called NAET. She swears by it, but she has more sensitivities tip certain foods than out right allergic reactions. I'd read about it and did some research. It had pros and cons, but I did seek out a naturopathic doctor to see if or how this would work. When I saw him, he said "If this was a proven cure for severe food allergies and people had access to this, no one would… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I believe in science and not faith when it comes to medical treatments. I believe in faith and not science when it comes to spiritual treatments.

posted about 2 years ago

Food Allergy

Food Allergy

Hello All,
I recently had a severe allergic reaction and was almost about to pass out, i took 2 benadryl tablets and I was lucky that my symptoms were under control within 2 hours. I went to see an Allergy doctor and he said he can't pin point what i am allergic too. I want to get to the root cause of this problem so my question is would it help going to an infectious disease doctor who can do further testing and see if there is any autoimmune disease going on that's causing this to happen? Has… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Are you sensitive to black mold? If you are, you need to avoid all food that has added citric acid. It's derived from Asparigis Niger, which is in the… read more

posted 3 months ago

Does Anyone Else Suffer From Severe PTSD From Anaphylaxis?

Does Anyone Else Suffer From Severe PTSD From Anaphylaxis?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Yes, I have PTSD from anaphylaxis on an international flight and they wouldn’t let me use my epi pen!! Scariest 8 hours of my life! I have had to seek… read more

posted about 1 month ago