Allergy or anxiety?

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   Posted 12/10/2014 3:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there need help
I've had 3 episodes where all of a sudden I get a rush of tingling burning sensations down my throat and tongue then I panic and heart pounds etc. Doctor said this is an anxiety attack but I'm not convinced keep thinking I'm having a reaction? Anyone know?

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   Posted 12/10/2014 7:31 AM (GMT -6)   
a reaction to what do you think ?
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   Posted 12/11/2014 6:14 AM (GMT -6)   
It can be both allergy and anxiety but what causes the allergy?

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   Posted 12/11/2014 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
What sort of doctor did you see?

It could just be an anxiety attack by the way you describe it - something irritating your throat and then a panic. Was your heart reaction first and then you panicked, or did you panic after you felt the heart beating fast?

It could be an allergic or sensitivity reaction. Were you eating something at the time or just before it happened?

I get tachycardia when I eat things that irritate my stomach and esophagus. Just about everything is connected by the vagus nerve. My particular sensitivity reaction is to sulfites. You can look up the foods that trigger sulfite food allergy reactions. Not that you have the same allergy! There are tons of things that trigger these reactions.

My allergist had me keep a food journal - time, food, drinks, medicines, and any reactions, especially within a half hour to 2 hours. Some people get headache reactions to things they ate 2 days ago. I got a bad tachycardia reaction to a puff from an albuterol inhaler 8 hours later, that put me in the hospital.

Of course we don't know! We're not doctors. You might want to see an allergist.

Let us know how this turns out.

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   Posted 12/11/2014 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone. And no first I get like a head rush then the rush of tingling down my throat and tongue then heart racing and panic it's awful keep thinking my throats going to close but it hasn't I just get super dry mouth :/
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