Have you or your child experienced anaphylaxis? Because the symptoms of anaphylaxis can vary from person to person, many people worry that they will not recognize the symptoms of anaphylaxis when they see them. Please share your story of anaphylaxis to help others with food allergies recognize the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis.
Exposure by accident
- Had a dinner at restaurant and told waitress to keep shrimp on seperate dish for my wife.About 1 hour
after meal I had a strong reaction and
could barely breathe
Cook at restaurant cross contaminated a shellfish dish with my meat meal by leaving juices from seafood mixing with mine. An hour after I had to go to hospital as my breathing became severely restricted. Cook the next day admitted his error even though waitress informed him of my shellfish allergy before meal preperation. Accidents happen
Read those labels!!
- It started out eating 2 oatmeal raisin cookies. I'm 60 years old and know what I'm alergic to, so I thought. I had just been on a 2 hour walk and had done some shopping on the way. Got home and ate the 2 cookies and a glass of milk, and within 10 mins I started to get cramps in my stomach, then I noticed that I was weezing, (I have asthma too) so I thought I had just over did it on my walk. Took my inhaler but it wasn't working, my nose then started to plug up then my ears, I knew right then that this was going to be another anaphylaxis attack. I stayed calm and got my epi pen ready and then my nose started to run water it was the first time this had happened, my breathing was becoming labored and I knew I needed the shot now. Every time I take this needle I get a little nervous thinking I will do it wrong but you can't make a mistake if you force it into your thigh. Within a min or so I can feel my breathing becoming easier.Read the labels tree nuts are all nuts, stay calm!!!!
- —Guest Marilyn