Adult onset of BOTH peanut AND Tree nuts
I'm wondering if anyone has had this..I've eaten nuts all my life, no issue...a few years ago I found that eating LARGE quantities of Almonds would give me a headache, but I assumed it was just stress (i was in school, had a 5 year old, and an injury that required surgery) so I just laid off them for awhile and didn't eat them in large quantities so much...
FF over the last few months I've been getting migraines and such and I've been able to link it back to Almonds, still not thinking allergy I tried Cashews last week and had a migraine so bad I thought my head was going to explode...and I'd had a weird throat thing, like I could FEEL the flap that separates my windpipe from my esophagus when my throat was at rest.
Benadryl took the headache away almost immediately, the throat thing by the next day. When I re-triggered it without thinking by handling banana nut bread from Starbucks. I went a week without anything, and tried a few peanuts yesterday and the headache was there within an hour.
I know that it's not abnormal to get an allergy as an adult, I just don't know how to read labels, if it's "peanut" free, is it automatically "tree nut" free?
I don't have insurance so I can't go get tested, or to the doc for an epi pen or anything, I'm just trying to make sure that I can make this transition as easy as possible...my 8 year old is a peanut butter FEIND so it's not just me that's dealing with this...and I don't want to get him all excited about alternatives and then find out he can't have that either...
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