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   Posted 3/30/2006 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I read your response to the post about exercising.  You mentioned that you panic in regard to eating.  Could you share your story with me?  I had what I believe to be an allergic reaction to crab a few months ago.  I will get blood test results tomorrow.  However, for the two months I have been getting increasingly afraid to eat for fear of being allergic to something.  Yesterday I managed to eat some rice.  It's not typical to suddenly become allergic to many foods as an adult, is it?
Any help or advice would be appreciated.

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   Posted 3/30/2006 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Cindy, allergies can appear at any age of life unfortunately. I just recently developed an allergy to anything that has strawberries (I get red rashes) where before they never bothered me. What sort of reaction did you have with the crab?
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   Posted 3/30/2006 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   


I started feeling "odd", then my palms started itching and got very red, the soles of my feet were itchy and red, hives on my lip and face.  I felt kind of faint and a red, splotchy rash went up my arms.  I know that it wasn't a bad reaction, but that they can get worse if you eat that food again.  Shellfish allergies often come on in adulthood, and I know you can acquire other food allergies as an adult.

I'm having a lot of panic and anxiety.  Thinking that if I eat anything at all I'm going to react and die. 


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