Tips on Allergies and Panic?

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jlc36
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   Posted 3/22/2006 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone have any tips on getting over a fear of allergies?  I posted below about my exercise induced allergies and I find that I have developed this irrational fear of having a reaction all the time.  Irrational I know, but does anyone know how to get over it?

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   Posted 3/22/2006 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jlc, I can't begin to understand what you are going thru with your exercised induced allergies because truthfully, this is the first I've ever heard of such a thing. Have you talked to your doctor about prescribing an anti-anxiety med? What happens if you start slow, like maybe do a little bit each day to see how you react?

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jlc36
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   Posted 3/22/2006 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much for replying and welcoming me!  My allergist basically told me I could exercise as long as I kept my EpiPen on me at all times (not much help).  I know prednisone would prevent a reaction, but who wants to be on prednisone all the time...that's not good either.  It is funny, I wish I hated being active b/c then I would have the perfect excuse...I'm allergic to exercise...haahaa.

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   Posted 3/22/2006 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Allergic to excerise! Too funny.........hmm I wonder if I could get away with that one????
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BraveJedi
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   Posted 3/24/2006 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I would take it easy, and find ways that you can stay fit with the least amount of exercise.

Tell your Allergist you really need to be able to exercise to be healthy-we all do-and that you can't just keep an epi pen on hand "just in case".

I have heard that exercised induced anaphylaxis generally occurs when you exercise after eating a food you are sensitive to, so maybe just exercise on an empty stomach?

Ask your allergist but if he/she is not giving good enough answers, see someone else.

I know how panicked you must feel, I am the same only with eating, not exercising.

I really hope that you find someone that can alleviate your fears.

I would also suggest starting out gradually and building the exercise up. Don't just run a marathon-lead up to things. It's never agood idea for anyone, allergy-ish or not, to just exercise hard and fast.

Good luck and God Bless. :)

hunybun
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   Posted 3/30/2006 5:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't exercise due to pressure hives on my hands and feet or if i get to hot or too cold if walking outside during winter time.....I am trying to get rid of the weight i put on from prednisone 75 pounds in less then 5 months when i was on them......My doctors said just take it easy and i'm like ok tell me what i can do that does not use hands or feet or pressure anywhere since i have fibromyalgia and my whole body is one big ouch! So i joined weight watchers and swim when i can and it has worked 30 pounds so far and has taken a year and only set backs called thanksgiving and going to CA for two weeks...hee hee but it going......I find it funny i was in the best shape of my life when i got hives and had never been sick before except for the flu a few times in my life......i'm making up for it now :) but do your stretching when ever you can so when you are able to go back to exercising your body won't go oh my who does this person think they are......well good luck and go slow and don't get stress out because you can't it will only make the hives worse.
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