DAILY LIFE OF A PERSON WITH MULTIPLE ALLERGY CONDITION

Hi guys, today I’d like to share with you all some health issues that I am dealing with in my day today life with a hope that no one takes any health condition big or small lightly.

ALLERGY: A damaging immune response by the body to a substance, especially a particular food, pollen, fur, or dust, to which it has become hypersensitive.

CAUSES: An allergy starts when your immune system mistakes a normally harmless substance for a dangerous invader. The immune system then produces antibodies that remain on the alert for that particular allergen. When you’re exposed to the allergen again, these antibodies can release a number of immune system chemicals, such as histamine, that cause allergy symptoms.

I don’t know how seriously people take allergy in your place but in mine they aren’t much well informed or aware about allergies, their causes and severity.

I am a person with multiple allergy condition. I am allergic to some specific foods and drugs, I also have smell allergy which makes it hard for me to be around scented things include skin allergy to that, the heat of summer only makes things worst. It’s hard to be around people who loves perfumes I can’t ask them to stop using it but I can’t bear the smell of it as well. Even harder to go out and eat with friends cos there are tons of things I can’t eat and have to say please don’t add this or that (If you guys watch The Big Bang Theory remember when Leonard said they know me as the ‘No peanut guy’? well I am that person πŸ˜…). Imagine not being able to eat something you really love, it is sad. I use to love peanuts a lot but turns out I am highly allergic to it, some of this allergies don’t show up immediately. Example, when I eat peanuts at morning my allergies shows up sometime around noon and gets worst the next day hence it took me almost a month of deteriorating health and a very costly blood test to figure out what was wrong. Some people who doesn’t know me that well tells me that it must be cos I don’t go out to play or have exposure to the dirt when I was a kid, well ask my mom on that she’d strongly disagree. πŸ˜‚ Others tells me it must be cos I am a choosy eater well I do wish that was the case. I’ve also been told that it is all in my mind and if I eat thinking that nothing will happen then I’d be fine, how I wish that was true. I only have one think to ask “If you consume poison with a thought that it would do you no harm, will you be alive or dead?” My dear the body doesn’t like what it doesn’t and no matter what you think it will react to it anyways. Due to very little knowledge about allergies mine has gotten much severe in time and by the time I was well aware of it, it has done it’s fair share of damage in my body which eventually led to asthma. Imagine not being able to breath freely and needing an inhaler just to breath normal that is what it came to. I keep an inhaler in my bags for emergencies, one in my table as well for everyday use. Allergies gets severe in time if not proper precautions are taken, mine is effecting my lungs now. I have to take an influenza shot every year as I am prone to fever which isn’t good for me, recently I was given a Pneumonia shot as I apparently am at high risk of it. Everyday life is not easy with all the restrictions, the list of things you can’t eat, you can’t do, you can’t use, you shouldn’t be around add the list of the things you should do for precaution. It only gets worst when the people around you don’t understand but luckily the people I am around have come to terms with it and I grateful to them for the patience they have given the amount of things they cannot eat when with me. I do hope you all take any health issues seriously and get treated before it becomes a chronic disease that will stick with you for life time.

Take care and wishing you all a great health. πŸ’–

The introvert writer Β© 2022

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37 thoughts on “DAILY LIFE OF A PERSON WITH MULTIPLE ALLERGY CONDITION”

  1. I’m sorry to hear of your struggles with allergies. I know how frustrating it is. I had severe asthma as a kid (inhalers and nasty-tasting medicines emergency room visits and all the rest), but I eventually grew out of it by the time I reached my teens. Then I developed severe hay fever for about three or four years, which was awkward since I lived on a farm and had to deal with hay and grain and all the spring plants filled with pollen. I grew out of that, too. Now I have to deal with lactose-intolerance, which limits what I can eat. I’m sorry to hear that many people don’t understand your allergies and think it’s all in your head. They’ll never understand unless it happens to them. So, take heart, Daphny–there are people who truly understand your plight and who support you in your struggle in dealing with allergies. I hope things improve for you so you can have fewer restriction in your life. You’re not alone. πŸ™‚

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    1. Those are some serious health problems you deal with, I wish you well and a good health. It is really nice to talk to people who understands. Sadly, I am a bit late for my diagnosis and things aren’t improving much but my specialist is trying his best to keep things in controll. Have to visit him every 2 months. Thank you so much for your kind words. πŸ˜‡β€οΈ

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  2. I also suffer from allergies. I have a problem with pollen grains, heavy rain, cool breeze, A.C, capsicum,red meat, body spray etc. I can’t have outside food as I use only saffola oils. I did blood test and doctor told to avoid these things. So don’t worry, there are many people sailing in the same boatπŸ˜ƒ Take medicines and follow diet plan, Daphny❀️

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    1. I can’t eat capsicum as well along with nuts, sesame, some medicines included, dust, some kind of insects and any scented smells. Glad to know there’s people around like me. πŸ˜ƒ Doin that exactly, medicines plus inhaler is always in my bags haha… Take good care dear ❀️
      I apologize for my late reply, somehow some comments ended up in spam, don’t know how.

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      1. I was a little too late to figure out my allergies so kinda affected my lungs. Yeah no worries. πŸ€— I wish us both good health πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  3. Oh, my dear Daph, I’m sorry for the battles you’ve had to face with allergies. I have a sister who has suffered severe allergies since she was young. It used to be for meat, but then she started having even eye irritations and these days sore legs and itching nose and a lot of other issues. She’s usually injected some medicine once a year to help with the reactions, but we’ve never actually known what she’s that badly allergic to apart from meat. Sometimes her health condition makes me pained πŸ˜’. But hopefully she’ll be well some day. It’s true that allergies and all other health conditions are better diagnosed when still at their early stages than after digressing. I understand your situation, dear. Thank God it’s manageable. Life is full of challenges, but surviving them is important. You’re a heroine. πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’–

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    1. It warms my heart to read your kind words Lam. Luckily I am not allergic to meat but I am ask to avoid sea foods as much as possible. I do hope the injections helping her, I get injected as well every year but mine is for flu. According to my Doc the lesser flu the better for my lungs. I wish her good health and hopefully she recovers from it as well, do take good care of her. I recently found a great specialist which I am very thankful for and he is trying his best to keep me healthy. Thank you so much for your kind words dear. πŸ₯°πŸ’–

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      1. You’re most welcome, Daph. Thank you so much too about my sister’s health condition. I do pray for and hope with every support we try to give she’ll be well. I’m glad your condition isn’t that warry and you’re keeping under control. You’re an inspiration. πŸ’•πŸ’–

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    2. Iam sorry Daphny,you have to food allergy. Many reasons for allergic for opposite take food ,eat milk with sour food, dust, perfume, weather,meal diagnosis problem. Always eat lunch 12am to1pm at the time, always eat dinner 7pm to 8pm. at the time. Early sleep everyday & early weak up morning .I understand your situation Daphny!Thanks God it’s manage !Life is full challenge but surviving them is important you are a storngest woman. I supporting you. God bless you. I pray to God!πŸ™

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      1. Sadly when you work at hospital eating habits are hard to maintain haha… Thank you so much Raj for your kind words and yes it is a challenge but we’ll get through it. πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

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  4. I’m glad you are surrounded with people that are kind and helpful, dear Daphny. I totally get food allergies, as I have a few of my own, and they can cause real havoc on the mind and body, as you so clearly write. I’m glad you know about yours, and I hope they subside over time. Sending love and healing meditations. ❀️❀️❀️

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    1. I do hope your subsides in time as well dear Jeff, mine there isn’t much hope for that now I am tad bit late sadly, the amount of things I’m allergic to seems increasing by day. Thank you so much for all the love, I feel extremely blessed. πŸ₯°πŸ’–

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      1. Me too. Thank you so much, dear Daphny. Oh, I’m sorry to read that, my dear friend. I still do hope that changes for the better. You’re most welcome. Always. Blessings all around then, I feel the same way. πŸ₯°πŸ’–

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  5. So sad to know this. But the good thing is that you have caring people around to help. Don’t stray from that.
    I have pollen allergy. The wearing of masks right now helps a lot.
    My sweet girl. I mean it tenfold when I say I wish you miracles. May they also extend to those you’re helping you and everyone in your circle.
    πŸ€— πŸ’—

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    1. I promise I won’t stray from them, I have once but not anymore.
      Oh that must be hard as well, glad that mask are helping you. They are one of the only good thing from this pandemic.
      Thank you so much dearest Selma, that means so much. I wish you miracles as well. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  6. such an important post Daphny and I’m soooo sorry!!!!
    I’m only allergic to pregnancy hahaha 🀣 .. thank god that won’t be happening any time soon! Although poison oak is another and I’ve had reactions running or hiking and I do have an epi pen in the even of..
    Glad you have a support system my friend. Alternative treatments help me.. homeopathy andacupuncture.. xo πŸ’– take good care dear!

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  7. Hey, asthma symptoms can be such a struggle, even with appropriate asthma treatment, it is not as easy as one might think.
    Honestly, speaking your mind out here must be liberating for you but also an inspiration so many of us.
    Thanks for sharing. Wish you great health for years to come and more.

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    1. Truly said, you always have to be alert and not emotions sad or happy can be fully expressed it triggers it.
      Aww.. How sweet of you to say I am glad I could be, thank you so much. I wish you the same. πŸ€—πŸ’«

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  8. Hey, asthma can be so difficult to manage and allergies make it nothing but worse. Thanks for sharing your experience and making people know that they are not alone. With correct asthma treatment, one can manage the symptom.

    Hope you feel much better.

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    1. It was a great pleasure of mine to share as we have much more to learn about it with a very less knowledge unless you are the one suffering from it. I have been regularly seeing my consultant and he’s doing a great job keeping me out of severe asthma attacks. Thank you! πŸ™‚

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