Posts Tagged ‘allergy’

Just a scary experience

Hi there !  Renxkyoko Iglesias here.

Something bad happened to me yesterday (  Feb. 23 ). I had a bad allergy reaction  to something I ate that morning (a longanisa/chorizo/sausage ) .  At first, I felt itchy all over. I took a shower immediately, was going to work, anyway ) then saw my whole body turned red color, then I felt wobbly and dizzy, and worst of all,  my eyes’ gone blind, (  all I could see was white light ) .  I screamed for Mom,  told her I couldn’t see, and  couldn’t move.  She even had to dress me up, then rushed me to the nearest  clinic (   walking distance from our house ) but  the staff there said to go to the nearest hospital  ER.  They didn’t know what was wrong, and told us they couldn’t handle it.  They wanted to call 911 but I told Mom  to just drive me there , mindful of the fact that a 911 ambulance is expensive. It isn’t  free, folks. It took us about 20 minutes to get to the hospital, and by that time, my vision had cleared up, and I could see again. I was still itchy and the red ( from my face down  to my toes )  hadn’t disappeared yet. The doctor  informed us that the blindness and dizziness were symptoms of a  panic attack.   They held me there for 6 hours for observation ( to see if  reaction would recur ) We were at the hospital from 12:30 to 7:30 PM . I  have to see an allergy doctor soon. I need to be tested for other allergy reactions. By the way,  when I was 5, the same thing happened to me. ( no blindness, though )  It was during my birthday party and  I had eaten too many hotdogs, so I was told.

I was told to avoid  eating processed meat products and any food that contains artificial red dye or color, and preservatives like saltpeter ( sodium nitrites ) for the meantime.

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