(Closed) Had an allergic reaction :-(

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Sporty-Bee:  So glad that you are ok. I hope you got that epipen filled right away! Another thing for people to remember is that even if you use an epipen and start feeling better, YOU STILL NEED TO GO AND GET CHECKED OUT. sometimes anaphylactic reactions need more meds to control it than a single dose of epi. And there is sometimes a secondary reaction that can occur 12-24 hours after the initial one that can be worse than the original. 

Post # 5
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m with you on the being respectful to people with allergies, but I have to majorly disagree with not calling 911.

Post # 6
4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Sporty-Bee:  That’s so scary:( glad to hear you are ok!

Post # 8
46598 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Sporty-Bee:  Good advice. Also the person with the allergy needs to be responsible for their own health and carry and use their Epi-Pen when needed.

Speaking as an ER nurse, we received patients b ambulance on a regular basis who knew they had allergies and didnt carry their Epi-Pen, didnt use their Epi-Pen when they did carry it, or carried an expired Epi-Pen.

You also need to teach those who are around you on a regular basis to use the Epi-Pen.

Post # 11
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Sporty-Bee:  they waited until today to give you a epipen !? I’m glad you’re OK and your friend is coming to stay with you. It’s so scary. Do you know what your food allergy is that you might have eaten? 

Post # 14
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

That is SO scary.  I am glad you are ok now 🙂 Take that epi-pen with you everywhere!


Post # 15
10589 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Sporty-Bee:  Do you just have one?  I haven’t had an allergic reaction that bad yet (luckily so far they all build slowly so I can self-medicate), but after my last bad one I have been told to carry 2 epi pens with me at all times.  If you can’t even rely on an ambulance it’s probably even more important.

Post # 16
766 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Sporty-Bee:  I’m right there with you. I’m deathly allergic to nuts and opiate painkillers. I’ve wound up in the ER/epi-penned a few times. I have one of those medic-alert bracelets, but I admittedly don’t wear it as much as I should. I’m very adept in recognizing the symptoms if I am starting to have a bad reaction so I can stop whatever I’m doing and call whoever I need to before anything gets to be too severe. 

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