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Good Epinephrine Injectors... And... GO!

Good Epinephrine Injectors... And... GO!

Since Mylan has decided to sky rocket the prices of their EpiPen, I'm looking for new epinephrine injector. Anyone know of any that are just as good if not better than EpiPen that are also affordable?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

If you have private insurance, Mylan is doing $0 copays for the EpiPens with a coupon. Just google "EpiPen coupon"

posted about 5 years 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

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

I Am Afraid To Take My Epipen.

I Am Afraid To Take My Epipen.

In the Epinen, there is an additive called Sulfites, and i am allergic to the product. In my case, should i take the chance to inject if I really have to? I am very careful on what I eat, I'm very limited in my choices of food, so shouldn't i still be careful in this case also? I wish they would remove sulfites out of wine, I would sure love to have a glass lol.Thank you.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Contact the manufacturers of auto injector or ask your allergy doctor for advice.

posted over 2 years ago

Hi Everyone, Has Anyone Been Prescribed An Epipen And Never Had To Use It? And What's Bad Enough To Make You Need 1?

Hi Everyone, Has Anyone Been Prescribed An Epipen And Never Had To Use It? And What's Bad Enough To Make You Need 1?

If you get an epipen prescription is it definite you are going to use it and when do you use it or is it possible you can have it and never get to use it? What kind of reactions would make u get the script and should you look out for before you use it?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I have had similar reactions if in ingredient list had may contain... coconut oil... palm oil... or made in a facility that has nut/peanut product.... Be diligent you are doing the right thing read… read more

posted about 5 years ago

What Medical Diagnosis Catagory Do I Fall Into?

What Medical Diagnosis Catagory Do I Fall Into?

I have been sick for early 12 years. I have so many food intolerances including gluten, sugar alcohols, and even intolerances to facial creams, sunscreens, and just about every topical lotions that absorb into my skin. Recently I purchased a L’Oreal product that was gluten-free and fragrance free but I still broke out in hives and a burning rash. My primary care placed me on prednisone. What in the world is going on with my body? The 25+ doctors over the years have no idea. I’m beyond… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I have had the same issue for over 20 years and the only thing making it better is a monthly injection of xolair.

posted 3 months ago

Do Your Doctors Ask If You're Still Allergic To The Foods You Say You Are?

Do Your Doctors Ask If You're Still Allergic To The Foods You Say You Are?

Every time I see my doctor he ask if I am still allergic to coconut. I am not gonna eat & find out. Then get yell at by the hospital. I am tired of it every appointment.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I am a caterer & my chef friends who study nutrition as I do, working with my GI have me keeping a food/exercise journal which is a great help identifying foods I can not tolerate

posted over 3 years ago

Hi, I'm Not Sure If I Belong Here Or Not, You See I Don't Have Allergies Nor Does My Child. My Nephew Has Nut Allergies.

Hi, I'm Not Sure If I Belong Here Or Not, You See I Don't Have Allergies Nor Does My Child. My Nephew Has Nut Allergies.

I keep all nut products up from where he can reach them, however that still makes me nervous when he comes over. I worry that maybe he might touch something that does have nuts and I just didn't know. Another question I have is at what age should they know when to ask about nuts in food or before they touch food with nuts in them? If I should not be on this site just calmly let me know and I will get off. Thank you

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Be careful that you clean keyboard if he will use it. My husband ate walnuts while working on computer. My son played on it and broke out in hives (from the oil left on keys).

posted over 4 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

Allergy Shots

Allergy Shots

I just started allergy shots for my environmental allergies. The 3rd round caused a terrible upset stomach as if I ate a food I'm allergic to. Anyone experience this before?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Yes, I had allergy shots for about 10 years. They really helped my reaction to pollen, leaves, trees and dust. But now years later I’m having lots of food allergies, citrus, tomato, corn, dairy. They… read more

posted 10 months ago