Friend on facebook just diagnosed with anaphylactoid reactions. In my country we never heard that term. Is that something new?

Anaphylactoid. This is the exact same reaction as anaphylaxis with the only difference being that "true" anaphylaxis is caused by an allergic antibody (ige) reaction to a foreign substance whereas anaphylactoid reactions have all the same symptoms but are not caused by an allergic antibody (ige) reaction. Both are treated the same way....Epinephrine.