Newly Discovered PA
I'm new to this site and also very new to the world of peanut allergies. I am a healthy 22 year old female and was recently diagnosed. I've had issues over the last 4 weeks with peanuts and thing containing them. Hives, wheezing, heavy chest, closing airways, etc. I went to the doctor this week and finally got my epipens and instructions on what to lookout for and to keep out of my home. The problem is, I live with 5 other people, who LOVE nuts. Even tho they are my parents and family and I know they love me, I think they're in denial about the true severity about this allergy and what exactly can happen. My dad makes comments like "I love peanut butter and can't live without it. I'm just hoping that you'll grow out of it soon." And it makes me feel alone and scared. I have yet to feel supported by him in all of this. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to nicely explain things? Or does anyone else ever feel alone and isolated like this? I guess I just need someone who understands completely to talk to..
Thanks in advance for any feedback and for reading through my questions/venting.
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