Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Food Fear

Food is meant to nourish our bodies, bring us enjoyment, and is a HUGE part of our lives. When certain foods become potentially life threatening, sometimes anxiety, fear, and avoidance become a daily struggle. Megan remembers what it is like to go into anaphylactic shock! Now that this is her reality yet again, anxiety and fear have taken hold. With a handful of food allergies, from severe to anaphylactic, food can become a scary monster. Add in the mix a predisposition to anxiety already and you end up with a train wreck!! After her diagnosis with EoE which resulted in weight loss, nausea, vomiting, and often feeling sick after eating, the problem intensified. Megan is now getting help through several medications as well as weekly therapy to help her cope and deal with her health conditions. I am extremely grateful for a wonderful therapist who is patient, understanding, and knowledgable about the daily struggles that Megan faces. As a mom I cannot change or take away the health problems but I intend to support, empower, and give Megan the tools she needs to fight.

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