[QUOTE=almonkey]I know exactly what you are saying Roxanne, but do you eat strawberries every day, twice a day and 1 out of 42 times have a 5-6 min incident that has no lasting effects? Once you became allergic you are now always allergic right? QUOTE]
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No, I did not eat strawberries twice a day or every day, for that matter. As I think back now on the "strawberry incident," I believe I was in error saying that I had eaten them previously with no problems. I do recall a couple times when I ate them, I had a rash and swelling around my mouth and eyes before the big allergic reaction. I believe I was slowly becoming sensitized to the berries and my body reacted finally with an extreme allergy. Yes, MOST of the time when you become allergic to something, you are indeed allergic always. I say MOST of the time because I am also allergic to cats but I love them and had one for over twenty years. When I first got my cat I was extremely allergic but over time I built up an immunity to him, thank goodness, so I was able to be with him and not suffer with allergy symptoms. However, if I was away from him for even a few days, I had to get my immunity built back up when I returned home.
Rosie, I don't mean to make you any more fearful than you are but I would be concerned about what happened, too. It would scare me as well. Does your doctor have an on-call or answering service that you could contact over the weekend? A hot flush all over your body can certainly be indicative of an allergic reaction as can shortness of breath and rapid breathing. Also swelling at the injection site sounds suspicious. I won't even pretend to know much about insulin because I don't take it (as of yet and I hope not for a verrrry long time
but I do have a neighbor who is insulin dependent and she had sensitivity issues to some brands/types of insulin so I guess it can happen. She is now on a completely different treatment regime and doing wonderfully. Good luck to you.....Roxanne