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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:46 pm 
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Is anybody familiar with the symptom of being affected by sulphites so that along with a few other factors perhaps, you end up having a layer of consciousness that is dreaming that seems just underneath your regular consciousness. The other factors for me seem to be anxiety, caffein and exercise. I can more or less carry on with activities but become regularly aware that I am often what appears to be sub-consciously dreaming.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:49 pm 
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Is it a feeling of dissociation?
I wouldn't be surprised to find this following a severe reaction. I felt this way afetr my daughters first anaphylaxic reaction. It lasted for weeks.
I found this article which offers other reasons for what you may be feeling.
http://www.acaai.org/public/advice/cogn.htm
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Sneezing, wheezing, watery eyes and runny nose aren't the only symptoms of allergic diseases. Many people with allergic rhinitis also report feeling "slower" and drowsy. When their allergies are acting up, they have trouble concentrating and remembering.


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Hi and welcome Corinne.

Do you know if you're technically allergic to sulphites? As Susan suggests, it might be part of an allergic reaction, but allergists would look for the appearance of more classic symptoms - such as hives or flushing, stomach upset or vomiting, throat tightness or respiratory distress - as well.

If you're not getting these, have you had this diagnosed? Or might it be that you have an intolerance to sulphites or other additives? (Which would be better news, as you wouldn't be at risk of anaphylaxis.)

As one with food allergies, I certainly feel drowsy after a minor, less than anaphylactic reaction. I think that it's the combination of a toll on the immune system and the antihistamines.

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