I've become SO convinced that every new food I try, I'm going to have a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) . Sometimes even foods I've eaten before. For Example, I grew up eating peanuts all the time and have never had any problem, but I'm terrified to eat them now because of the severe reactions some people have from peanuts. I'm scared that I will randomly develop an allergy to it. I've never actually had a bad allergic reaction to food. I've had a mild reaction to star anise and macadamia nuts (just an itchy throat and swollen lips.) . I have asthma too, and I've read that asthmatics have an increased chance of anaphylaxis. I've never eaten shellfish because growing up, neither of my parents liked it so we never had it. I want to try crab and lobster now, but my fear stops me because shellfish is such a common allergy. It's not just those two things, it's almost any food. Eating at restaurants gives me such anxiety because I can't read the ingredients in the food, to see if there's anything in it I MIGHT be allergic to. I can not enjoy anything because I concentrate on imaginary sensations in my mouth and throat. I think my lips are tingling and my throat is closing. And even though this anticipated allergic reaction never happens, I still continue to believe it will. Every time I eat something, THIS will be the meal that kills me. The only foods I'm not afraid of are fast food, which is probably ruining my health. I didn't even enjoy my 21st birthday. My boyfriend bought me different types of flavored beers, and I was so scared the entire time drinking them because alcohol never lists ingredients. It's not just things I eat either, I haven't dyed my hair in months because some people have bad reactions and die. I miss my pretty black hair, I look terrible with my roots growing out but I can't bring myself to dye it, even if my skin patch test is fine. I tried once, but I freaked out 10 minutes in, and had a severe panic attack while washing it out far too early. I'm so mad at myself. I used to be so adventurous. I'd dye my hair without even doing the patch test. I'd be excited to try new foods any chance I got. I have no idea what happened but it's really bringing me down. =\ Anyone else have this problem?