Back To myLot After a Scary Experience
October 17, 2018 7:16am CST
I have not been here yesterday afternoon. I have been very unwell and I had to be rushed to the hospital. What exactly happened? With my after lunch coffee, I ate a biscuit and it surely contained traces of peanuts. I am allergic to peanuts and I immediately had a severe reaction. My blood pressure seriously dropped, I felt dizzy, I could not stop from sneezing and I had a great difficulty to breath. My husband put me in the car and brought me to the ER. The doctor immediately gave me an epinephrine injection and put me to rest until I was back on my feet. I am well today, no consequences, but I got a big scare. Have you ever experienced an allergic reaction to food?
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@topffer I see no mention to the fact that the product contains peanuts. I was checking the Italian law about allergens and I see that the new law must be applied starting from May 9, 2018. I checked and the "LOT" of biscuits is stamped April 2018, expiry date April 2019. No luck!
Oh goodness. That was why I haven't seen or read anything from you yesterday. I read somewhere that you were not feeling well. I didn't expect you were brought to the hospital due to severe allergic reaction. The difficult breathing is a bad reaction, it may cause laryngeal spasm. Did you have a puffy face? I hope not. Please take good care of yourself.
@ridingbet As I cook everything from scratch, I usually have no problems with the fresh ingredients I buy. When I buy a cake, or cookies I have to check carefully the ingredients. I do not buy ready made meals, I am sure I would have plenty of problems with them.
Poor you! I didn't know that the reaction sets in so quickly. I once had an allergic reaction to aspirin, but it was slower. One cheek and my throat became thick and bloated and I stayed in hospital for one night so that my breathing could be watched and I wouldn't suffocate.
• Anniston, Alabama
Oh no! I am glad your husband is a quick thinker and got you help, do you carry an eppie pen? Yes I do and I have been rushed to the e.r. when the milk people put new preservatives in milk I broke out in whelps all over, itched like crazy, then my tongue began to swell. I had to stay in the hospital a week!
• Atlanta, Georgia
I'm glad you are okay, I've never had a bad reaction to food but I did have a bad reaction to morphine when I was in the hospital and neither can I have epinephrine. I had a bad reaction when I had another surgery. I see signs on most foods saying there are no peanuts, and others saying foods with peanuts are manufactured at the same place.
• East Tawas, Michigan
Oh Anna, this is terrible! I'm so sorry you had this happen, but also I'm glad you are all right now. A peanut allergy is serious, a person can die from this! Yes, I'm allergic to red sea food, my throat swells and my face gets beet red, my ears start ringing like crazy. This might be my BP, I don't really know. If I eat coconut, I always develop a boil somewhere.
• United States
Way too many times to count and the ambulance had to treat me on the spot. The one that scared em the most was the ambulance brought me in for an apendex bursting. They gave me meds that I was alergic to so they then had to give me allergy meds. That knocked me out as I was in and out they were working on me. I had emergency operation within that time. It was a mess. I was not aware I was allergic to terryaki and it sent me to the er three time before I learned.
Oh my goodness, an appendix burst is already serious enough without adding the problem of the medications. That was surely a serious and bad experience for you. About Teriyaki it is surely one of the ingredients, the meat is broiled or grilled, so the problem is in the sauce, may be the soy sauce or the mirin.
• United States
@LadyDuck The worst part was that I was in a deep sleep due to mental meds. I was screaming in my sleep and my cat who was not allowed on the bed. would not get off my stomach. I was thankful not to be alone. I am more than blessed my ex-was there. I would not want that on my worst enemy.