21yr old with sudden PN allergy?
hi, this is my first post here. I was searching for peanut food lists and came across this site, and it's helped me a ton so far.
I don't know if anyone has heard of this before, but I used to eat peanut foods without ANY problem all of my life, and last October I started having problems. It was Halloween time and I had been eating my fav candy, reeses pumpkins, which I have never had a problem with reeses. I started feeling like I had the flu, and started getting this nasty rash under my lower lip (something that looked like severe chapped lips with a cold), eventually the lip was getting very bad and looked like it was eroiding away. We didn't know what was going on, so we figured it was just a cold. So I started chugging down orange juice (it was the healthy heart kind to lower cholesterol) and the lip thing still wasn't going away. So to make the long story short, my mom and I started eliminating foods, and once we cut out the peanuts, everything cleared up. I also had run out of the orange juice by then and just recently my mom read the label, and it contains plant sterols to help the cholestrol and it has peanuts in that (basically I was fueling the fire). I had an appt with an allergy dr and he did the 100 needle allergy test (ouch), and the blood work, and both were negative for peanut allergy. Instead of running the other tests you can do, he simply said to avoid them. I wasn't very happy with that and my primary dr ended up ordering an epi pen for me because I'm really afraid of eating something by accident or not knowing and having the reaction get worse. Has anyone ever heard of this type of sudden onset of PN allergy for someone who is 21 years old? Thanks for taking the time to read this.