“When I get an attack, my eyes swell up and start to itch. Within five minutes, they’re completely closed. It’s terrifying, especially if I’m alone with the children. I was ice skating with my husband when I had a really bad attack. I had to use an epiPen to bring the swelling down.
People don’t believe me when I tell them I’m allergic to exercise. They think it’s just an excuse to be lazy. But the truth is, I used to go the gym all the time. I was really sporty. I was a size ten.”
Mrs. Beaver said it was a relief to put a name to her condition
food allergiesAlthough experts believe that EIA is food-relatedin her case they do not know what food it is
Doctors are seeing more cases of exercise-induced allergies after eating