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nut allergy making me suicidal

Postby foreverconfu on Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:47 pm

i hope to god nobody thinks im being dramatic but i have a severe nut allergy that can make me die.
i barley eat maybe a banana if i feel brave. I am petrified to eat in case something has nuts in or has been in contact with nuts.
i also recently heard about someone eating something that wasn't listed with nuts as an ingredient and using 2 EpiPens and it not working and them dying and it sent shockwaves to my body and now i scared to eat anything and haven't in 2 days.
i need help or peace of mind please someone
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Re: nut allergy making me suicidal

Postby talkhealth on Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:44 am

Hello foreverconfu

Thank you for your post. Living with an allergy of any kind can be frightening, particularly if it's a food allergy. It's normal to feel scared and paranoid, particularly when you hear of stories like the one you refer to. The story you refer to was a young girl who had an allergy to sesame seeds, that were cooked into bread she purchased in a well known food chain. You can read more about it here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45623831

We would strongly recommend that you make an appointment to speak to your GP, or if you have an allergies you see then make and appointment to see him/her. They will either be able to provide you with guidance and/or refer you to a dietitian who will be able to help you and allay your fears and concerns.

Also, there are some superb charities what have helplines and we would recommend contacting one we work closely with called Action Against Allergy - https://actionagainstallergy.org/ - they also have a helpline you can call - 020 8892 2711.

We hope this is of help. Please let us know how you get on.
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