Posted 5/27/2019 9:20 PM (GMT -6)
Hey I'm glad to have found this place - for a few forums, actually, not just for allergies.
I have a lot of fun with this one. (/s) My adult onset allergies have been advancing for over five years at least. Most of them are easy enough to work with. Well, maybe not easy at first but possible to work with at least. However, I have gone from regular peanut butter consumer as a child ---> getting migraines while someone is baking in the same room ---> **** someone breathed in my face and I'm passing out. The most recent one was yesterday.
A coworker opened their snack while conversing with me and one other person. I try not to sound *****y when interrogating people's foods, so I use a playful tone and say "Hey, whatcha got there?" while trying to move away as quickly as I can. But walking as been difficult lately for reasons yet to be diagnosed (hooray undiagnosed autoimmune problems). So I didn't get far. When I look back on this moment, I can see it in slow motion. Coworker folding the packaging over and tucking it in her bag. The motion forcing a burst of air to come toward me. Then the terrifying smell as I realize it is too late.
I've recently changed up medication again, but this only helped with the passing out indicator. I try to ask separated spouse to help me and come pick me up. (I called because we are trying to work on things). Whether or not it was unwillingness is still up for debate. I leave work early, less than a half hour later. I'm not passing out and only a tiny bit dizzy as I walk to the car. Weakness is not a problem once I got into the car's seat, but I would have preferred not to drive in that condition.
It's now out of my system after itching, coughing, vomiting, GI effects.
If you read this far, then thank you. I hope to find the others of you who cannot even breath some of their allergies. I have been lucky enough to have not been exposed to eating peanuts since this has developed. I hope you have too.
Let me know if you are out there.