Today I am not feeling so hot. Yesterday I had chicken that was marinated in a bbq sauce that is now apparent I should not have eaten. This is what happens when this situation creeps up on me: I'm very tired. My body aches all over. It's hard to think and if what ever I have eaten is really bad for me, the thinking thing gets to the point where it's difficult figure out what I am trying to say. The left side of my face appears as if I am recovering from a stroke or bell's palsy and that side of my face also goes numb. My heart slows down and feels funny. I've gone to ER and to different doctors for the heart when this happens and all test show nothing is wrong. I swell up.
So what do I do when this happens? I drink lemon water, take some tylenol, sometimes I take benadryl, and just wait it out. I should feel beter in 2 or 3 days, but my face may take a couple of weeks to get back to normal. I'm generally really careful about what I eat, so thankfully this doesn't happen very often. However, when it does, I'm not usually certain what has caused the reaction. I'm not sure of everything my body has reactions to. Often I assume it's one thing and am wrong, so the actual culprit may be ingested another time or two before I figure it out. Sometimes, it's a reaction to something else in the environment (like if I were to go to a park that had just sprayed a chemical to kill weeds on their playground). I also have a similar reaction, but usually without the face part, when I am coming down with some kind of sickness.
I can usually tell when the cause is an illness, but it gets a bit tricky. The reaction seems to cause my imune system to be weakened and I often get sick shortly after one. So, then I have to determine if I was just having a reaction to getting sick all along or if I'm getting sick because I had a reaction and became weak.