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Bethenny Frankel reveals near-death experience triggered by 'rare fish allergy'

Bethenny Frankel reveals near-death experience triggered by 'rare fish allergy'

Bethenny Frankel is recovering from an unusual allergic reaction to fish that landed her in the hospital. "I've heard about it and this will be a mission of mine".

Scarily enough, the medical specialists told her that if she came to the emergency room even five minutes later than she actually did, she would have indeed lost her life.

After this frightening experience, Bethenny learned a very valuable life lesson: "I'll never not carry an #epipen".

The "Real Housewives of New York City" star wrote on Twitter that she was rushed to the hospital Sunday because of a "rare fish allergy" triggered by the soup she was eating. 911 and EPI saved me. Bethenny said she immediately began to feel itchy and went "unconscious for 15 minutes". See her tweets below.

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She was taken to Newton-Wellesley Hospital in MA where she spent two days in the intensive care unit with "BP of 60/40", which is a dangerously low blood pressure that could cause shock or a stroke.

WebMd says that the symptoms for a fish allergy are hives or a skin rash, nausea, stomach cramps, indigestion, vomiting and/or diarrhea, stuffy or runny nose and/or sneezing, headaches, asthma and - less common - anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening reaction that impairs breathing and can cause the body to go into shock.

Earlier this year Frankel suffered a major loss when her longtime friend and on/off boyfriend Dennis Shields died. While the women were sitting at dinner, Bethenny asked if there was fish in the soup after her throat started itching. "It's like a poison inside you".