Anxiety over a reaction post-whole30


angincanada

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I successfully completed a whole30 back in February of this year. I felt amazing tons of energy, positive attitude, no acid reflux, reduction in body pain. My issue came during reintroduction. It came time to reintroduce peanut butter and I had a massive panic attack thinking I was going to have an anaphylactic reaction. Once i calmed myself down i was ok but I've tried having peanut butter a handful of times since then and every single time I have a panic attack thinking I'm going to die. It's only with peanuts. Nothing else. The anxiety I have is pretty well controlled by eliminating gluten (I have celiac disease) so this throws me for a loop. Has anyone else had a similar experience? I really want to do another whole30 because of how amazing I felt but the anxiety over peanuts really freaks me out. I'm scared it'll happen with another food.

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I *know* just how you feel. 

I ruined my reintroduction as I was terrified I'd have a severe reaction so on day 31 I ate ALL the food to reintroduce it all at once, still can't eat legumes for fear or a reaction and rice took forever to reintroduce as I was scared of that too! 

Ive come on this site as I am planning another whole30 and this time I need to do all of it - kinda scared though. 

One of the main benefits of the whole30 was my anxiety disorder was under control - until the last week when the fear of reintroductions made my anxiety spiral out of control. 

 

Hope you you get on OK, did you are are you doing another whole30?

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On 7/27/2016 at 11:45 AM, angincanada said:

I successfully completed a whole30 back in February of this year. I felt amazing tons of energy, positive attitude, no acid reflux, reduction in body pain. My issue came during reintroduction. It came time to reintroduce peanut butter and I had a massive panic attack thinking I was going to have an anaphylactic reaction. Once i calmed myself down i was ok but I've tried having peanut butter a handful of times since then and every single time I have a panic attack thinking I'm going to die. It's only with peanuts. Nothing else. The anxiety I have is pretty well controlled by eliminating gluten (I have celiac disease) so this throws me for a loop. Has anyone else had a similar experience? I really want to do another whole30 because of how amazing I felt but the anxiety over peanuts really freaks me out. I'm scared it'll happen with another food.

Is it possible for you just to avoid peanuts?

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