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Psychomum or anyone else with allergies please come and talk to me.

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comewhinewithme Fri 23-Oct-09 09:17:37

Hello .

I think I may be allergic to chocolate!
I have never been a big chocolate fan until I got PG and got a serious galaxy addiction blush I had dd in May.

I have noticed an itchy throat and runny nose sometimes just after eating chocolate but over the past couple of weeks I have been noticing things like feelings of panic and general crapness when I have had chocolate.

Last night I felt a bit strange as though my throat was slightly swelling and a bit breathless.

I have noticed it on a smaller scale when I have milk too.

I have made an appt with GP but he is very bolshy and will probably tel me it is anxiety but I really feel it is not.

I don't know what to do I have a history of anxiety attacks and this does feel similar but it is freaking me out.

psychomum5 Fri 23-Oct-09 09:24:09

hello

for the reactions when eating choc, thats no fun!!

when is your appointment?? do you have a few days to start keeping a food diary??

ooh, and when having reactions, do you take any anti-histamines and if so, do they help?

my symptoms used to be coming up in hives across my face (flame used to say I looked as tho I had a beardy-rash) and lips would tingle.

you do have a right to ask for a referral, regardless of what the GP says tho.

comewhinewithme Fri 23-Oct-09 09:31:43

Thankyou Psychomum .

I have only really put it all together over the past couple of days I convinvced myself I was having anxiety attacks but I can't possibly be having one everytime I eat chocolate.
No to anti histamines or hives but I do sometimes get itchy.

My appt is next Friday so will keep a diary until then.

psychomum5 Fri 23-Oct-09 09:49:30

your welcome.

might also be worth taking some anti-histamines and then have some choc about 30mins later (give the tabs time to get into your system). see if you still react the same, or if the tabs help lesson it (IYGWIM). I know that isn;t sound medical advise, as with allergies they say avoid completely in case of setting off serious reactions (and kerrymum really would pound on me for suggesting itwink) but sometimes I think if a GP is less than likely to be symathetic it is quite nice to go in armed with all evidence possible......has worked for me in the past with a certain GP I have had.

if it does turn out to be allergy tho, your world won;t end, it will just be less tasty. I still miss galaxy<<sob>>.

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