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Mast cell disorder fear
« on: March 13, 2014, 10:26:38 AM »
My latest HA fear is a mast cell activation disorder. (Cells responsible for allergic reactions basically going crazy and giving you reactions to nothing). I've had a massive fear of either asthma or having anaphylaxis to foods for a little over a year now. Of course I was googling and saw all this stuff about mast cell disorders.

It has been out of control for a few months. What turned my anaphylaxis fear into a mast cell disorder fear is that one night I woke up in the middle of the night and my throat really felt like it was swelling shut. My voice turned really hoarse as well, solidifying my thoughts that this was the real thing and not a panic thing. I called the ambulance and they said it was panic when they got there.  I hadn't eaten anything for a long time that day, and there was really nothing I could have been having a reaction to, so this led me to be worried about mast cell activation disorder.

Ever since then, I have the constant fear of anaphylaxis from the mast cell disorder. I will have episodes where it feels like my throat is slightly closing (although not to the degree of the first episode), my throat and chest itch inside often, I will feel like it's hard to breathe, my hands and feet will be itchy sometimes, my ears will get hot/red and itchy, and basically lots of symptoms that all point to allergic reactions.

Is it possible that this is all psychosomatic? I had the fear of throat swelling shut/anaphylaxis long before I ever had any symptoms, so it's probably just a product of my fear, right? AAAAHHHH this is so scary. Can anxiety produce any symptom we can conjure? Sorry so long, I'm just so scared. Thank you!

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