2 years ago
I have exercise induced anaphylaxis, after going into anaphylactic shock while running in 2012, the ambos gave me 3 shots of adrenaline to get my vitals up (my blood pressure was 70/50 - almost cardiac arrest territory), then rushed me to emergency.
I attended the outpatient allergy clinic at Royal Melbourne Hospital for years, and was told it was exercise + gluten. So I avoided gluten before exercise, all was going well until last month, when I had a small allergic reaction after training.
Then on Monday night, I had another one after training; this time it was far worse than an month ago. More facial swelling (like I'd gone 10 rounds with Tyson), a rash on tummy & arms and a slight wheeze.. Last time, the swelling went down overnight; this time, it's taken the whole week, plus it's taken more meds (antihistamine and ventolin). I still have some slight swelling on my cheeks today, but compared with Monday; let's just say it looks like only 1/2 a round with an amateur fighter today and...make up does wonders!
I'll be ok - it won't stop me - it hasn't stopped to me date - I'll still train, though I'll be super careful. I now have antihistamines, ventolin and an epipen with me every where I go, plus spares at the gym. And doctor advised that I no longer train on my own.
I also am on a waiting list to go back to the Royal Melbourne Hospital Allergy Clinic to find out what the second trigger (along with exercise) is, so I can avoid it before exercising.
This Auto Immune condition tried to stop me in 2012 when I went into anaphylactic shock.. BUT... This did not beat me then, has not beat me since and sure as hell will not beat me now 💪💪 #NeverGiveUp