How do you live with life-threatening allergies?

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BraveJedi
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   Posted 1/14/2006 2:08 AM (GMT -7)   
How can you handle it? I am awaiting approval to carry an epi pen on me and I am, quite frankly, petrified of dying from a bad allergic reaction because I am a chronic asthmatic. I am scared to travel now aswell.
 
How do you handle it?  Any tips?
 
Also, know of any foods that all people can have that are relatively safe? I heard pears and lamb were the only two things no-one ever reacts to but I am don't know.
 
Thanks God Bless!

badmoon101
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   Posted 1/17/2006 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I have had allergic reactions since the age of 6months old. I have had 3 anaphylaxis reactions where I coded and wound up in ICU, one I did not have my epi pen and the other two I didnt give myself a shot quick enough. I am now 47. How do I live with the thought of knowing that one day the epi is not going to work, or I wont have my pen? Well, as many severe episodes that I have had I cannot let them consume me. I try to stay safe, make sure my epi-pen stays in date, take my antihistamine, and try not to put myself ina position where I am in danger, but most of all I wear a bracelet, and all my friends know my condidtion and know what to do if I have a reaction. One of my doctors told me that one day I wouldnt come out of it, therefore I have to live my life the best I can and to the fullest. smurf

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   Posted 1/17/2006 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi badmoon, welcome to Healingwell. It sounds as if you have a good head on your shoulders regarding your serious allergic reactions but it sure sounds scarey.

Take care

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Zots
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   Posted 1/18/2006 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   
i know exactly how you are feeling love....i too have life threatening allergic reactions only mine are to medications. i know how it feels to be terrified every day of your life, wondering if you will have a problem today or not. i try very hard to give it all to God. i try to look toward Him and not the storm. i have to wear a mask at work so that i am not exposed to an illness and have to take a mediction. dealing with this on a daily basis is VERY difficult to say the least, but if you try not to look at the BIG picture and just take it a moment at a time, it does make it much easier. i hope this has helped.

God bless you and if you need someone to talk to, give me a hollar

cheryl
What a mighty God we serve!  :)
 
UCTD; Hashimoto's; Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and PSVT


BraveJedi
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 1/29/2006 4:18 AM (GMT -7)   
You guys are an inspiration. And I know that God can do anything and give people strength and hope and that people can be cured or at least be given the grace to live life to the full.
 
I Pray that for all who suffer these terrible afflictions, and that we can all help others to gain a more positive outlook. Many people use epi pens for years and still live long, happy lives.
 
I Pray that all are cured by the healing hand of God through Saint Raphael, the Great Angel of Healing and also so we can all be positive and enjoy our lives now and always.
In Jesus' Name I Pray. Amen and Hallelujah!!!
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