What do you do when you’re first diagnosed with allergies? The doctors give you a shock of a lifetime telling you something could kill you and then often just leave you to it. What do you do then?

In this episode I’m welcoming back Nathalie Rhone from episode 56. Today we talk about how she manages the stress of Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS) knowing 30 of the allergens that make her sick and knowing there are others. Nathalie takes us through her first doctor visit, what they told her and her diagnosis being allergic to carrots.

Currently she is under the supervision of her allergist in the pre-stages of Oral Immunotherapy Treatment (OIT) and introducing new foods to her diet. She has experienced the full spectrum of food allergy anxiety, but it’s still not stopping her live her life to the full.

Nathalie is going to take us through her learning curve, what she learned from managing her allergy, how she deals with doctors and how she manages allergic reactions. Most notably we talk at length about when and how to use your Adrenaline Auto-Injector pen (AAI).

Top 3 Tips

  1. Don’t trust anyone else with your allergies
  2. Always carry your medicine with you (adrenaline pen, anti-histamines, inhalers)
  3. You will find out who your real friends are

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