I got RFSC Milkshake in my latest delivery
@Amy2 , you said “only sensitive to it”, as if it’s not such a big deal if it isn’t a true allergy. That’s not necessarily the case. Like you said, if the respiratory system is affected (i.e, by triggering asthma , like it does for me) that could be actually be life-threatening. Likewise, if you have some kind of mast cell disorder you can get all the same symptoms as an allergic reaction, up to and including anaphylaxis, yet test negative for allergies. Those people who have fatal reactions to insect stings usually have a mast cell disorder, not an allergy as such, but it’s usually reported as an “allergy”, for simplicity’s’s sake.
For myself, i have an increasing large number of food/chemical/drug sensitivities. I was supposed to be assessed for a Mast Cell Disorder, but forgot the appointment due to illness, and haven;t had the nerve to ask my overstetched NHS GP to refer me again. But I’ve read up on it enough, by now, to be pretty sure thatys what’s going on with me. The clincher is that I find that antihistamines are effective, even though some of the reacions they’re effective against tested negative as allergies, in the past. Fortunately, I had the advice of top-notch NHS n allergist, at that time. and he told me i t’s safe to increase the antihistamine dosage well beyond the official maximum dose, with increasing tolerance; and I do have to do that, these days. He’d had a few patients like myself. He said, unfortunately these kind of reactions were not understood and that therefore they were not taken seriously.by the NHS. Looks like things have changed a bit in the interim!
Anyways, my asthmatic reactions to PG have never been tested for antibodies, so I feel free call that an “allergic reaction”. It might be a true allergy it might not be, but, really, it’s all the same, in effect. Please don’t use that word “only” . * hugs*