Our directory is intended as a resource for people with peanut and nut allergies. It contains foods, helpful products, and much more.
- What is a Peanut Allergy
- Foods to Avoid
- The Allergic Reaction
- Recognizing and Treating Anaphylaxis
- Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
- Medical ID Bracelets
- Support Groups
Peanut Free and Nut Free
Other Food Allergies
Was this a reaction?
I am on this board because my 10 year old dd is allergic to milk and peanuts. Something strange happened in November and I am wondering if I am pa. My dd was diagnosed in 2000 and before she was diagnosed I used to eat peanut butter regularly without any problems. After she was diagnosed I have only eaten obvious peanut products three times:
1. Sometime in 2000 I ate Thai food, no problems after.
2. Sometime in 2001 or 2002 I ate a Reese`s, no problems after.
3. In November of 2005 I ate a ton of dd`s peanut Halloween candy on a day when I wasn`t going to be seeing her for a long time. I ate the obvious peanuts: Reese`s, Snicker`s, Baby Ruth. That was around 1:00 in the afternoon. Around 12 or 13 hours later, I woke up with the worst pelvic pain. It felt like I was in labor. It lasted about an hour or two, got a little better and finally I got back to sleep. When I woke up in the morning I felt a little queazy, but that was all. It was the strangest thing.
Although I usually don`t eat obvious peanuts since dd was diagnosed, I am sure at times I eat may contains. Every now and then I will get an ice cream from an ice cream shop or a cookie from a bakery. But my diet is mostly peanut free because of dd.
I wondered if it is not a true allergy and that I just don`t have the enzymes to digest peanuts now, the same way when I stopped drinking milk I became lactose intolerant. I know there are people on this board with pa who have only gastrointestinal symptoms, but it does seem if it were a reaction, it seems odd to happen 12 or 13 hours after eating it. I carry epis anyhow at all times since dd is pa. What do you think? Is this a pa reaction?