Today’s Guest:

Nathalie Newman


TWITTER: @intolerantG

Adult allergies seem to be becoming more and more common. Today I welcome back Nathalie Newman (Episode 1), but rather than talking about her son Callum’s allergies, Natalie will be telling me about her very recent and shocking severe anaphylactic reaction. Natalie was rushed to hospital a few months ago after becoming very ill. She talks me through what happened that day, her experience n the hospital and how she’s dealing with it now.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Natalie talks me through how she realised she was going into an anaphylactic shock
  • Natalie experienced severe symptoms such as urticaria all over her body, extreme swelling, her body felt like it was on fire
  • Natalie’s reaction happened after taking some anti-histamines
  • The hospital first thought Natalie had Lime’s Disease
  • Looking back Natalie knows she was having an allergic reaction, but the hospital didn’t realise this at first
  • Natalie tells me about how she is still in talks with the hospital to reclassify her file because they did not recorded her symptoms correctly
  • We talk about the possible implications for her son Callum (who has 28 allergies, many of which are anaphylaxis inducing)
  • Natalie tells me why we need to be allergy advocates for ourselves and the importance of education both of ourselves and in the NHS
  • We chat about the importance for taking responsibility for yours and/or your child’s allergies
  • We talk about importance of carrying your adrenaline pen everywhere
  • Natalie gives her advice for if you experience a severe allergic reaction
  • We talk about our methods for making sure people take allergies seriously


Advice from Natalie

If you’re having a severe allergic reaction:

  1. Stay calm
  2. Get help ASAP (call 999/shout for help/get to medical centre)
  3. Take note of your symptoms (photo/video/write notes)


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