Ack! DH called me a couple hours ago from Sacramento (work trip) after he had dinner out with his staff. He sounded REALLY stuffy and thought he was having a reaction to something he ate at the restaurant. He had left and gone outside so that he could hear to talk. I told him to get to an ER quickly, it could be an anaphylactic reaction. Being the typical guy, he thought all he needed was some Benadryl. He was going to go back inside to tell the others that he was going to walk across the street to a Target and get some. I told him to ask someone to go with him... Fast forward an hour later, I get a call from one of his co-workers. First thing she said was "He is fine." I asked her where he was, and she said they (she and two other guys) took him to the ER! They had him hooked up and receiving fluids....his face was swollen, his eyes were swollen shut, and his tongue had started to swell. Apparently, he had walked over to Target BY HIMSELF. Dumb s**t! One of the guys noticed he was missing and I guess they called him on his cell and he told them he was getting worse so they went out to get him. Dumb s**t. I just called him again, and he is still pretty swelled up and can barely talk. It's hard to understand what he is saying. By my calculations, he has been there about two hours. He has had allergies his whole life....he used to get allergy shots, and still takes meds daily. But so far, it has only been to pollen, dust, etc. However, the past two weeks or so, it has really kicked up a notch, and he has been stuffed up to the point that he can't breathe out of his nose at all. I am wondering if all this could be related...and the past two weeks he has been subjecting himself to an allergen and it finally overloaded on him tonight. I mentioned to him that he might want to get an epi pen from them just in case, until he can get home and back to his allergist for testing. If it happens again, I can only imagine how serious it could get. Does this sound like anything other than just an allergic reaction to you? Any helpful words would be appreciated!