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Allergies and allergic reactions??

Aberdeen Shrimper

The Man who sold the world
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Do you or anyone you know suffer with any allergies or allergic reactions?? If so, what have you done about preventing these from happening or tackling them when they are triggered off?


I have suffered with 9 attacks in the last 5 years and they have all followed the same patter. These being diarrhoea, swelling of the hands, face, lips, neck, and feet, followed by a rash that covers the whole of my body that itches like you would not believe, this then dissipates to leave raised blotchy areas for about 3 hours followed by cramps and chest pains.
The attacks have got progressively worse with the last 2 being particularly bad. The last one occurred at 4 am this morning, and I ended up in A&E at Fraserbough hospital with severe Anap Oedema and type 1 hypertension, was wired up to an oxygen tank and ECG machine and monitored every 15 mins. I am sure that the doctor referred to me as “Atopic” or something similar to that.


This also raised my blood pressure to 205/135 which fluctuated up and down over the course of about 4 hours. My fear is that the next attack could affect my respiratory system if my throat and/or tong start to swell.
I am now back home now with my boxes and boxes of pills and Epi Pens (what ever the hell they are). I shall read the destructions!


If anyone has any knowledge in this area and can give me any advice what so ever it would be really appreciated.
 
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