I don't know what is going on but the last two weeks my body has decided to disagree with so many things. It's never done this before and it's freaking me out. Today, after drinking a new protein shake mix (new to me, but all it's ingredients I'd had before), I started feeling really hot around my neck, ears, and the backs of my arms. When I got to the bathroom to look in the mirror, I was covered in hives all over my body and I immediately panicked. I wasn't sure what to do and I was alone so I called 911. The dispatcher was great and stayed with me until help arrived. My heart rate was ~190 (my normal resting rate is 65) and I was shaking really badly. The fire dept. arrived at my house less than 5 minutes later. I was wheeled out to the ambulance soon after, with the entire neighborhood watching. My adorable neighbors were waving and making heart signs with their hands and looking very worried. It was all kind of surreal. I was given IV benedryl, solumedrol, zofran, and saline and my hives were gone shortly after arriving at the hospital. The nurse and doctor were great and gave me a lot of info, 2 EpiPens, and a few days worth of prednisone to keep things calmed down. I have no idea what caused the reaction, as there was nothing new in the shake that I've not consumed before. This makes me scared to eat things now and depressed to think that my body is starting to react to things this way. I guess it's time for an elimination diet, which I've thought about doing but never done before. Ughhhhh.