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Emotional Health and Food Allergies

Posted on March 22, 2018

"My daughter feels depressed at times because of her allergy, it's worse after an anaphylaxis episode. In the beginning, it was also hard to deal and accept her allergy as it was a complete lifestyle change, now 6 months later she is focusing on what she can do and her smile is back. I hope you find your smile xx." - A member on MyFoodAllergyTeam

On MyFoodAllergyTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with food allergies, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Members’ emotions are one of the top 10 topics they discuss.

Here are conversations that have taken place about their emotions and how they feel:

I have a sulfite allergy. I don’t know what I can & cannot eat. I spend every day worrying if I will have an awful reaction!

Feeling reflective...

Sometimes I'm too angry about my food allergies to plan a meal.

I'm feeling sorry for myself and frustrated that I can't eat fish or shellfish while I'm on holiday at the coast.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about how they feel:

Do you fear a hospital or nursing home stay? I am terrified of having strangers cook my meals and not understanding my food allergies.

Anyone notice a connection between high levels of stress and allergic reactions?

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyFoodAllergyTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

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