Over Thanksgiving I had a pretty intense allergic reaction. The doctor thinks the reaction was to shellfish and this will be determined for sure by bloodwork next week. I've done a lot of research and think they are probably right due to the symptoms.
I just turned 50 and have been eating shellfish all of my life, originally from New England , so this is disappointing news. I realize food allergies can show up at any point so I guess I will just have to learn to deal with it.
To that point, I am wondering aside from obviously avoiding shellfish, if anyone who also suffers from this has any tips. Are restaurants accomodating? How diligent do you need to be to avoid cross contamination? Any particular cuisine to be avoided entirely?
First time dealing with any food allergy at all so any tips are greatly appreciated. I never want to feel that way again!