Food allergy reactions, anaphylaxis, and emergency care can leave food allergy sufferers with trauma and fear. Sometimes this can lead to a long-term condition called post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). When trauma and fear begin to impact daily activities, it's important to find support from a friend, doctor, or therapist.
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. PTSD from anaphylaxis is one of the top topics most discussed.
Here are some question-and-answer threads about PTSD from anaphylaxis :
Here are some conversations about PTSD from anaphylaxis:
• "I've had very nasty tummy issues since 2004 and I still get it. I cry scream shout roll around and when pain is so bad I can blackout. It controls my life, I don't go out much as I also have PTSD."
• "I think I have woken up to the failures of the medical system here and I don’t know If I trust my medical treatment now. I just reached a point of shock and fear of ever needing medical help.. not a nice feeling."
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.