Well, I think I'm really glad to have found you all. I'm Von and though I've had allergies all my life (grass, dogs, dust mites with just a nasal reaction, tomatoes, eggplant and something(s) yet to be determined), I have in the last two months had now two severe anaphylactic reaction to an unknown substance. The first happened over a month ago and was full on head to toe anaphylaxis with a trip to the ER. Scary, scary, scary. The other just happened a few hours ago and I think it was what they call gastrointestinal anaphylaxis, but I'm not sure. From what I've just read through my Benadryl fogged brain, it was. At any rate, it was...unpleasant, which is maybe too mild of a word.
I've been diagnosed with IBS and now I'm starting to wonder if it is allergies instead. I didn't react to any of the foods they tested me for, basically what I had eaten the day of my reaction, but that was a limited list. I'll be calling my allergist tomorrow for a follow up to be sure.
My mundane life consists of working in sales, raising my two boys, keeping in touch with my daughter, who is an RN in MI, loving my husband and getting ready to go back to school. I live in a little town outside of Seattle and generally love my life.
That's me in a couple of paragraphs. I look forward to getting to know you all.