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Anaphylactic response to Histamines?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 24, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Posting this question for my older sister who over the last 2 years has gone to hospital for throat closing up after eating. The first time was while eating a huge lobster tail, I was there, we ate the same amount, she's bigger in general than I size/height, and I was perfectly fine.

Second time was about a year later (this march) and she was eating her birthday breakfast prepared by her professional chef hubby, biscusits and sausage (turkey) gravy. She eats a general SAD diet, always has but has an autistic daughter so she does use alternative food items depending on what they are making.

Third time, this weekend, she added some mushrooms to something she was eating, her hubby said maybe they were too old, didnt recommend it, but she did and they went almost immediately to ER.

I had previously explained my issues with histamines, so she's thinking it might be that but I am not sure it would cause such a severe responce. (my issues are swelling in intestines with histamines, but I've made healing progress on that).

She's in the process of testing, I don't know why its taking so long.....maybe denial on her part perhaps.

Any suggestions, ideas, thoughts to research further for her??

Odd thing is as kids none of us had allergies of any kind, later in life I was the first with asthma, then food allergies and intolerance, then my brother developed lacto intolerance, now my older sister showing food allergies but with a deadly reaction (she's carrying an epi pen now). Only one sister left without any issues.

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on May 24, 2012
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as for my brother, he eats nothing but crap he's the youngest and a junk food junkie. Sister is the oldest, we are all 3 yrs apart, I'm middle with another sister. Asthma, is better, no longer use inhaler is mild but susceptile to broncile colds, been combating eczema last couple years, another symptom of asthma

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odd thing is she has eaten lobster since that event and nothing happened. She's not allergic to any other specific food, it seems to be randon things and we just wait to see if she retests

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on May 24, 2012
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I know another person who got anaphylactic response to lobster, eggs and seafood! One of my students. Not sure if she was allergic to mushrooms as well.

Not sure why, but seafood (lobster included) is a common allergen. Could it be they are bottom feeders and we have polluted the ocean to the point we cannot be safe consuming it? Not sure I answered your question but... tell her to stay away from seafood.


I know how to answer your other question.

I have read in a scientific magazine that we all have some kind of genetic thing build-in and we rarely develop any bad stuff till we are middle-aged. Our genes will help us to stay healthy at least till our child-bearing years. And then... if we eat crap, under a lot of stress, in an abusive relationships, in a stressful job, no nature, no sunshine... our genes give up. And we are basically falling apart.

Your brother developed lactose intolerance? Tell him not to touch/think of gluten. He is most likely gluten intolerant as well, but does not know it well. Not eating gluten will save him years of his healthy life.

How old is your healthy sister? Is she the youngest?

Have you recovered from asthma, by the way? If yes, what helped?

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on May 24, 2012
at 11:03 PM

as for my brother, he eats nothing but crap he's the youngest and a junk food junkie. Sister is the oldest, we are all 3 yrs apart, I'm middle with another sister. Asthma, is better, no longer use inhaler is mild but susceptile to broncile colds, been combating eczema last couple years, another symptom of asthma

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on May 24, 2012
at 10:19 PM

odd thing is she has eaten lobster since that event and nothing happened. She's not allergic to any other specific food, it seems to be randon things and we just wait to see if she retests

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