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long and very weird story short...I had to be airlifted by coast guard search and rescue from my camp at Matagorda peninsula last night. Woke up at 230, my whole body was covered in hives and felt like pinpricks everywhere, skin red and flushed, sweating profusely, and delirious. I hit the ground from seizures at least four times, paralyzed and couldn't speak

I thought I was having a stroke
benedryl yanked me out of it about the time the copter arrived, took me to a hospital in corpus. Spent the next few hours vomiting constantly while the pumped me full of epi

I am not allergic to anything and this is the first time I've had a reaction of any kind. Any allergists or the like care to help me understand what the hell happened?
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Damn Chris, glad your ok
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thanks I'm fine now just frazzled
my wife saved my life
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Scary S*** right there, glad you made it through.
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thanks I'm fine now just frazzled
my wife saved my life
she must have forgot to pay your life insurance last month
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No bites? Anywhere?
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Wow, that must have been scary as hell. Glad you are OK. It would be good to figure out what the hell happened huh.
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Bee or wasp bite may have caused that. I was never allergic as a kid or a younger adult, having been bitten a number of times with no ill effects.

But one time not too many years ago I got stung out on a walk a half mile from my car, I didn't think I would make it back to the car on my own. Benedryl did the trick for me after I got home.
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No bites? Anywhere?
There are some red bumps on the back of my neck that look suspicious but I've been bitten and stung by nearly everything over my 50 years, never a reaction

Two weeks ago I even got a scorpion sting, nothing bad.
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I am by no means a medical professional, so my guess is just that.... a guess. I'd think it was anaphylaxis; and I'd want to figure out what caused it. The first thing I'd look for is a spider/bug bite. I'd also see an allergist immediately and get an epi pen. That is very scary.
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That was close. Glad you're ok.
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There are some red bumps on the back of my neck that look suspicious but I've been bitten and stung by nearly everything over my 50 years, never a reaction

Two weeks ago I even got a scorpion sting, nothing bad.
Developing sudden allergies as an adult is actually a fairly common phenomenon.
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Wow.

Glad you are ok. Scary stuff right there.
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Originally Posted by cgrand View Post
There are some red bumps on the back of my neck that look suspicious but I've been bitten and stung by nearly everything over my 50 years, never a reaction

Two weeks ago I even got a scorpion sting, nothing bad.
We change as we age, as a kid I never had any sinus allergies, now? God I get a sinus headache for everything. Maybe something bit you that A, never bit you before or B, doesn't agree with you now. You may want to throw an Epipen into your next travel bag.

Oh yeah, keeping up with traditions, pics of ...... nah I can't do it.

Seriously, you might want to toss one of those bad boys in your bag.

Glad you're ok.
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Scary stuff, glad your okay!!

I went into anaphylatctic shock when I was very young. I took some star fruit from the neighbors tree when I was 2 years old and ended up getting covered/bit by 30-40 fire ants. About a year later I got bit by 2-3 of them and thats what sent me into shock. I got shots weekly for about 10 years and the doctors tested me and said I was free of the ant venom allergy.
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Originally Posted by ryan darrow View Post
Developing sudden allergies as an adult is actually a fairly common phenomenon.

Yes... in general as we age we grow out of them... then later grow into them. You are allergic to something. You'll have to review everything. Food, insects, plants...even those things you didn't know you were exposed to. Keep a diary and keep an epi pen handy at all times.
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Glad you're OK Chris. Hope you figure it out.
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It is nothing to sneeze at. I had it happen during a hospital test, my wife gets it in a mild degree from eating certain things. Did you have shrimp last night for dinner by any chance?
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