I haven't had allergic reactions to many things at all, and usually it has been just mild stuff like sneezing, the itches etc, which subsided as soon as whatever irritated me was removed from my vicinity. But what happened to me last night scared the heck out of me. I was all right until dinnertime. I went for a talk held on campus, and they served hors d' oeuvres before the talk started - and the talk itself lasted for about 45 minutes. I ate a hors d' oeuvre with cheese on it and my mouth felt a bit funny/numb/swollen. Then I came home and had dinner, and right after dinner my face and throat started swelling up like crazy, and I couldn't swallow or breathe. I was rushed to ER and pumped full of steroids, which actually made the swelling die down almost visibly. I was discharged a couple hours later with a prescription for steroids, and told to see my physician ASAP. The earliest I can see my doctor is Monday. But until then I'm so scared.....I don't KNOW what triggered off such a major allergic reaction. I'm afraid to eat or drink anything. I'm sitting home, feeling rather shaky. Does anyone have any idea of how I can deal with this?