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Can A Severe Migraine Be Considered Anaphylaxis?

Can A Severe Migraine Be Considered Anaphylaxis?

Can a severe migraine - headache, aura's, nausea, vomiting, light & sound sensitivity, and only being able to tolerate ginger ale and mint tea(no solids) for 5 days - be considered anaphylaxis?

posted April 22, 2020
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

Same with me - to most allergists, I'm not allergic to peanuts, but am sensitive to peanuts. My old allergist (who retired about 10 years ago) said I could include peanuts on my allergy list because… read more

posted August 27, 2020

What Is Your Experience With Celery-mugwort Spice Syndrome?

What Is Your Experience With Celery-mugwort Spice Syndrome?

About 20 years ago I had a sudden first-time anaphylactic reaction to something I ate or drank. Allergy testing soon afterward showed pollen sensitivities to birch, sage (aka mugwort), and many grasses, but few food allergies other than mustard (which I tolerate in tiny amounts—good because it hides in everything) and rice (perhaps a false positive?). I was prescribed oral antihistamines (now available over the counter) which I still take daily all year round (alternating every few months so… read more

posted April 5, 2020
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

I would like the answer to that please too

posted April 13, 2020

Can Gluten, Lactose And Sugar Cause Depression?

Can Gluten, Lactose And Sugar Cause Depression?

posted March 9, 2020
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

I have read that processed sugan can. According to what I read, processed sugar leahes magnesium which helps fight depression.

posted April 25, 2020

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?

posted February 11, 2020
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

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

posted May 17, 2020

I Have A Situation I Don’t Know How To Go About For Advocating My Son?

I Have A Situation I Don’t Know How To Go About For Advocating My Son?

I have a situation that I’m not sure on how to handle. My son is 5 and severely allergic to dogs test scored higher than his foods. If someone comes to our home who has dogs in there’s he begin to itch. No swelling maybe some eczema spot very minor. He’s also allergic to many foods anaphylactic. Recently went to children’s hospital with my daughter for some tests. They brought one of there 21 service dogs in and asked if she could pet. I refused just because I don’t want to carry the fur… read more

posted February 11, 2020
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

My son's dog allergy at 7yrs was considered life threatening. It did change our lives, however despite it being impossible to avoid it was manageable. For instance highest dog and cat dander is in… read more

posted February 13, 2020

Is There Anyone That Can't Eat Onions Or Garlic?

Is There Anyone That Can't Eat Onions Or Garlic?

I have not been diagnosed but they elimination have found them to be the culprits of by bouts of extreme stomach cramping and light headedness. The thing is the symptoms aren't always severe. Is anyone else experiencing this? Have you found anything that helps other than trying to avoid them?

posted February 9, 2020
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

I often have reactions (mouth) to raw onions, but I can tolerate them cooked, usually, although they will upset my stomach sometimes.

posted February 11, 2020

Looking For A Protein Shake For My Fiance?

Looking For A Protein Shake For My Fiance?

Hello
I'm looking for my fiance. He is anaphylactic allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, pea protein and sensitivity to soy. Everytime we find something it has pea protein in it or soy.

Are there any protein shakes that can be recommended?

Thank you so much

posted February 4, 2020
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

Does the rice protein taste pretty good?

posted May 17, 2020

Allergic To Carrots, No EpiPen, And Scared.

Allergic To Carrots, No EpiPen, And Scared.

I have a severe carrot allergy that started 15 years ago. After I developed the allergy (literally overnight) I found myself reacting to other foods such as, sweet potatoes, radishes, turnips, beets, watermelon, cantaloupe, parsnips, and various squashes. I live with my husband's family who seem to not want to understand or help me prevent a reaction. They do not seem to want to understand cross contamination, and they refuse to change their diet so that my kitchen is allergen free. (They like… read more

posted January 21, 2020 (edited)
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

As you posted 3 months ago, I sure hope by now you have seen the allergist and have your EpiPens (or generic equivalent). I don’t tolerate diphenhydramine (Benadryl) well either and save that for… read more

posted April 5, 2020

What Do You Do When The Store Stops Carrying Your Allergy Safe Pantry Staples.

What Do You Do When The Store Stops Carrying Your Allergy Safe Pantry Staples.

I have bought nut and soy allergy safe baking coco at Whole Foods for years. They stopped selling it. They have also removed basic popcorn telling me they only carry it in bulk now. I do not buy bulk products due to cross contamination. Is anyone else frustrated with the lack of safe foods grocery stores seem to stock. I do not want fan ay packaged/processed foods, these are basic staples. I do not want to take the time to drive to 4-5 stores to find allergy safe pantry staples.

posted January 14, 2020
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

Have you considered a food co-operative? The 3 co-ops.I gave been active in plus a few others where I've shopped (all in different cities and villages), were sensitive to food allergies.

posted February 18, 2020

Sunflower Seeds/sunflower Lechithin

Sunflower Seeds/sunflower Lechithin

I'm highly allergic to sunflower seeds. I can eat chips cooked in sunflower oil though (for example lays). I am also allergic to wheat, so recently I bought some gluten free donuts from Aldi's. It's the liveGfree brand. One of the ingredients almost on the bottom of the list is sunflower lechithin. I have never heard of it before. Would it be safe to eat the donuts? I'm surely hoping so because I bought 3 boxes.

posted January 12, 2020
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

If it's near the bottom of the list, there's a good chance there's not a lot of it in the donuts. Be safe with a test nibble, then 1/2 a donut. I can eat mayonnaise with no reaction despite all… read more

posted March 15, 2020
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