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RHONY Star Bethenny Frankel Is Suffering From Vision and Memory Problems After Allergic Reaction

RHONY Bethenny Frankel Vision and Memory Problems from Fish Allergy

Bethenny Frankel is dealing with some very serious side effects after experiencing a near-death allergic reaction last month. 

In a new post on Twitter, the Real Housewives of New York City star asked her fans and followers for information in regard to a possible link between anaphylactic shock, which she experienced after eating fish in Boston weeks ago, and memory and vision loss.

“Well tweeps, you’re usually smarter than anyone & I keep researching & cannot find out. Can anaphylactic shock affect memory or vision afterwards? I had 20 20 & it does not appear to be the case now. I am getting it all checked out this week but you have all the answers,” she wrote.

While some of her fans and followers responded to the message by saying that yes, an anaphylactic shock can lead to memory and vision loss, others suggested that the side effects Bethenny is experiencing may be caused by the EpiPen that “saved” her life.

“Thinking it could be related to the treatment of the reaction, not the event itself. ie: side effects of steroid, anti-histamine,” someone said.

Another follower of Bethenny’s said that if it was the EpiPen that caused her memory and vision loss, the side effects should be “temporary.”

“Epi is Adrenalin & it affects your nervous system. Everything gets affected, but unless you’re using an Epi Pen frequently it should be temporary,” the second follower explained.

Epinephrine, the chemical used in EpiPens, opens airways and tightens blood vessels, according to the Mayo Clinic, and has been known to cause blurred vision in some patients.

In mid-December, during a trip to Boston with her boyfriend, Paul Bernon, Bethenny ate a bowl of soup that unknowingly contained fish and right away, she began to itch. Then, after falling unconscious for 15 minutes, Paul saved her life with the EpiPen.

“I couldn’t talk, see, thought I had a stroke and dying and told if 5 mins later I’d be dead,” she tweeted of the terrifying incident. “911 and [EpiPen] saved me.”

Weeks later, Bethenny faced another potential allergic reaction when she learned the plane she was on was serving fish

“Called airline [multiple times] to say I have fish allergy. Got on and they’re serving bass,” she tweeted. “They couldn’t not serve it they said. Then they were turning around which I protested [because] it would delay people. Cabin asked to not serve it and pilot made announcement to plane. That was fun. #epilife”

Since experiencing her near-death experience last month, Bethenny has been vocal about spreading awareness for the fish allergy and believes it is her “calling” to do so.

Photo Credit: lev radin/


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