Be very careful. Over the past 5 years I have had very small amounts of buckwheat (1 bite of Kashi cereal, 1 bite of Tostito Multi Grain chip, 1 bite of a soba noodle) and had scratchy, thick throat, naseous. The soba noodle made me think it was a buckwheat allergy so I went to an allergist and found I am allergic to buckwheat and that's it. I now carry an epi pen. Then a month ago I had a crepe at a market and after one bite I knew I had a problem. I immediately had symptoms that were much worse than in the past. Luckily I had help. Someone gave me the epi-pen shot right away and called the life squad. They gave me a shot of adrenalin and a shot of Benadryl and took me to the hospital. Once there I was given another shot of adrenalin and another of Benadryl. My eyes were almost swollen shut and my whole face swelled and I was covered in hives. I spent a few hours in the ER and was better. I left with the doctor telling me to carry 2 epi-pens at all times. I am now extremely careful to check ingredients. I'm going to put a list of other names for buckwheat on my phone.View Thread
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