My hypothesis (III) Science is true. I am right.
I am an idiot. In this experiment I went against what doctors advise their patients to do if they suspect a reaction. If a person thinks they are having a severe allergic reaction they are supposed to use the epipen right away.
The medical guidelines for anaphylaxis are immediate administration of the epipen if a person experiences hives and feelings of their throat closing up. If my doctor reads this I will get a real talking to. In this experiment I would cautiously suspend my freak out and subsequent epipen administration until my body displayed undeniable objective proof of an anaphylactic allergic reaction.
Sensations I experienced would be just that, sensations. I would let them happen and write down my experiences without judgement. I would not label the sensations as 'anaphylaxis' until I had objective proof. I would consider a physical blockage in my throat/mouth/palate, vomiting, cramps/diarreah, hives all over the body, and asthma/stridor (wheezing) undeniable proof and use the epipen. My body would need to convince my mind with objective physical symptoms, not my mind getting all freaked out, catastrophizing and using the epipen.
It's probably a good idea to get away from the peanuts. It's a horrible thing to be around, and if people are eating peanuts, they are probably touching things, and I don't want to touch those things. Imagine the worst thing you've ever smelled. Then imagine that smell smelling 'itchy,' 'hot,' and 'nutty-pungent.' To me, peanuts smell worse than death. It's maccabre.
So please understand if I ask you politely to refrain from crunching on peanuts when I am around. I can't function as a human very well around lethal danger. I'm not trying to control people, I'm just asking you to be a little considerate. It's impossible to be a happy healthy person when I am smelling that awful smell.
Ultimately, I can't control other people. And normal people get hungry and eat peanuts. I can only control myself.
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