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Stress and Food Allergy

Posted on February 28, 2018

Everyday things can be stressful for someone with food allergies. New settings, ordering in a restaurant, and traveling on an airplane can cause anxiety to spike, especially when compounded by unexpected allergic reactions and uneducated comments from family and friends. Stress adds to the burden of trying to avoid your allergen(s). Dealing with this stress can lead to anxiety, isolation, and depression. Finding support from others who live with food allergies can be one way to manage that stress.

On MyFoodAllergyTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with food allergy, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Stress is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about stress:

Here are conversations that have taken place about stress:

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.

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I find it difficult when people do not take food allergies seriously. I was offered chocolate at the till, I replied no thanks I am allergic to milk, so the man laughed and said many people are… read more

edited, originally posted 23 days ago

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