Wednesday, March 22, 2006


What the heck is EIA? This stands for Exercise Induced Anaphylaxis. Its a condition where I get a severe allergy attacked only from running and typically only in the spring/summer months. Tuesday before last, I had an attack after running at Duke University. My eye started itching, and by the time I got home it was swelling up pretty bad. See the pics.

The allergist gave me a Rx for an EpiPen. I have an old one that I keep in the car. I hope to God I never have to use it. I guess if the allergy gets so bad that my airways start swelling up I could suffocate. I hope I'm not being stupid, but I never carry it on bike rides or runs. It just stays in my glove compartment.

I was just thinking about this.


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