Hello, I was wondering if anyone else has had an experience similar to mine. About 3 years ago when I was 23 I began to have random reactions. These reactions have become more frequent and seemingly more severe. My entire body becomes covered in hives, my chest and neck turns bright red, I have a extreme burning sensation on my face and head, tingling in my mouth and nose. This always occurs during the night, usually around midnite, many hours after eating my last meal. These reactions are accompanied by upper stomach pain and heartburn. I usually chew a couple benadryl and after a hour or so the reaction goes away and I feel fine again. The last time I had a reaction I went to the ER and was told I need to carry a epi pen and return to the ER whenever this happens.Prior to the last reaction, I had visited an allergy specialist and he performed a skin test and told me I was allergic to cats/dogs and mold. He and I both feel like it must be a food that is doing this to me because of the way the reaction affects my whole body. He put me on 30 days of zantac and zyrtec and told me this would probably fix my problem. Also, I was instructed not to go to the ER (supposedly my reactions are not severe) and to take a couple benadryl then begin a 6 day round of prednisone if I did suffer another reaction. My last reaction was 3 days ago and Iam now taking prednisone, zantac, zyrtec. I have made an appointment to get blood drawn and further testing......... Iam scared to eat anything and am constantly worried that I am going to have another reaction. I dont know if I need to go to the ER if it happens again. I have more questions than answers at this point, I hope my blood tests give me some answers. Does anybody relate to this??