I am allergic to nuts (anaphylactic) and eggs, which means I have to worry about what's in a lot of things before I eat them. I double check whenever I'm out but every time I am reassured that there are no allergens, my body and mind are unconvinced.
I have found that lately, each time I try something new, my mind will begin racing with every bite, my lip will swell at the corner a little (not visibly noticeable to people I am with) and my throat will feel like it's closed a little, making it harder to swallow. There could be cross-contaminants of course but not for simple things like bread made in front of me or a fruit I've had before. As I eat more of it, most of the time, it goes away, whether it's quickly or slowly. I'm worried because these are symptoms that signal my real allergies, which is serious but also it constantly ruins a nice meal.
Just last night, I had a cocktail I have had multiple times. All that was in it was juice I drink everyday and garnishing I eat everyday and I ended up with a few symptoms of a bad food allergy including throat closure, hoarseness, vomiting multiple times and having a hard stomach.
My question is, has being in fear of somehow provoking my allergies, developed an anxiety around food? I love food and trying new things but this can really hinder this, is there any way to overcome it or get to the bottom of it?