PA . . . NOT--got test results back. Am not believing it.
I had an ImmunoCap test done before Christmas because I suspected a shellfish allergy, but peanut was included. I was very happy about this because I had only had a scratch test done about 4 years ago for peanut and I was a 1 (I thought I was a 2 and may have mentioned that here but having looked recently, I was a 1). Considering several reactions over the past few months--including one to a may contain Lindt chocolate bar (no blatant nuts) this past Saturday--I truly thought that my PA was getting worse. I fully expected my ige number to reflect that.
I've been pretty descriptive on this board about reactions--99% limited to GI.
So I was shocked today when my doctor called me and he told me that I was negative to peanuts. Negative.
He's sending me the results, and I look forward to that, but he was clear about this. We talked about it for a bit today. I told him again about some of the reactions (and we'd talked a few weeks ago, which is why he included a nut panel).
I did turn out to be a Class 3 for shrimp and Class 2 for crab and lobster. I'll truly miss shrimp. I'm completely surprised to learn I'm a Class 2 for Sesame.
And I don't actually believe that, to tell you the truth. I don't react to it. I enjoy hummus. I enjoy multi grain bread on a regular basis.
I think the lab screwed up and mixed up my peanut and sesame numbers.
That has to be it. I can tell you at least 8 specific times I've had reactions to peanut in addition to others that I can't specifically remember. And 0 times I've reacted to sesame.
Okay--about half an hour ago I poked my finger in the jar of sesame seeds in the pantry and ingested some. I've got benadyl and an epi at the ready. But I don't believe I'm allergic to sesame seeds. I just don't.
Did I have "sympathetic PA" or a "sympathetic sensativity" because of DS? Hmmm. I don't think so. I remember being sick most of the night on a business trip to LA after eating PBJ. And being sick after eating Thai food that I loved when I knew I wasn't going to see DS.
And there have been just too many times I've had something and have reacted. Like a couple of months ago at work when I had pecans and had a reaction and had to leave to buy benadryl. They had to be xcontaminated. I don't react to the "safe" pecans we have at home.
Well, I had to share the news here.
You assume one thing and it turns out not to be the case.
Or the lab screwed up. I'm still going on that assumption.
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