3 of my 4 kids have Epi\'s now!

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 6:29am
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I posted here a month or so ago, when I was new. And I have burried myself in all the info available on the *school* section, thank you to everyone that posts over there.
I just took my almost 1yr old in for allergy testing yesterday. She reacted to milk formula when she was 6weeks old(her 3rd bottle, I was nursing otherwise). But she developed swollen lips and hives down her mouth face and neck....so no more milk. Blood test confirmed milk allergy. Okay, so I took her in yesterday and we tested her for about 20 different foods. She has broken out in hives from green beans, gets stomach cramps from peas, spinach, corn, turkey and others, all negatvie....all that came back positive was milk and eggs. Eggs was dangerously high they said, so she was given an Epipen(which I already have for my other kids). A little backround here....
Sidney age 8 is mildly allergic to beef and chocolate

Jake age 6 is severely allergic to peanuts/5 of the 7 nuts/and eggs...outgrew chicken and wheat.

Carson age 3 1/2 is highly allergic to milk, eggs and pork...a little less to soy and beef.

and now Savannah almost 1yr highly allergic to milk and eggs.
(not to mention MANY environmental and animal allergies for all of them)

Their dad and I have no known food allergies. I started wondering, as I am sure many of you often do, wondering "where the heck is all this coming from"?? Am I crazy to wonder if the Atkins diet is behind all this?? Honestly, or is it just crazy thinking?? My hubby for probably the past 7-8 years has been on and off that dang diet, eating dozen upon dozens of eggs, bacon, hamburger, cheese etc....ALL things my kids are allergic to! Do you think, maybe, just maybe he exposed them with his *boys* to too much of these proteins....could this be transfered from his *boys* to my egg during fertilization?? I was going to ask the allergist his opinion, if there are any studies on what dad ate prior to conseiving??? Especially when it is in larger then normal amounts of these foods?? I wish there was a study of allergy kids....and who's parents had dieted on Atkins, I could be full of hot air, but it's making me wonder all the same. Thanks [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 7:16am
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Quote:Originally posted by chanda4:
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Their dad and I have no known food allergies. I started wondering, as I am sure many of you often do, wondering "where the heck is all this coming from"?? Am I crazy to wonder if the Atkins diet is behind all this?? Honestly, or is it just crazy thinking?? My hubby for probably the past 7-8 years has been on and off that dang diet, eating dozen upon dozens of eggs, bacon, hamburger, cheese etc....ALL things my kids are allergic to! Do you think, maybe, just maybe he exposed them with his *boys* to too much of these proteins....could this be transfered from his *boys* to my egg during fertilization?? I was going to ask the allergist his opinion, if there are any studies on what dad ate prior to conseiving??? Especially when it is in larger then normal amounts of these foods?? I wish there was a study of allergy kids....and who's parents had dieted on Atkins, I could be full of hot air, but it's making me wonder all the same. Thanks [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [/b]
I suppose anything is possible but if this were true I'm not sure how to explain my DS's dog, cat and other animal allergies!? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Neither of us were eating those [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I've stopped thinking about what caused the allergies and spend my energy trying to keep him reaction free. And a little time fund raising to help find a cure.
Good Luck to you.
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Jodi mom to:
D 5/22/01 NKA
Z 3/18/03 Peanut, Milk, Egg, pineapple, etc...

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 7:53am
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Thanks Jodi....I know I shouldn't waste my time wondering all the *could have, would have, should have's* but if it *could* help my kids from passing it onto their own children....I would like to. I hate that all of my kids have food allergies, and often people have actually asked me..."if you knew they could come out with these allergies(each child has more than the last), why did you continue having kids"(the gull of some people!). I do pour my heart into this each and every day, we have to.
I also agree, I never ate cats or dogs either(and woulnd't explain those allergies)...and they all have become allergic to our guinea pig we rescued 3yrs ago, never owned one prior! I guess it willjust remain a mystery....but does anyone get sick of people asking *why*?? *why are your kids so allergic* *why are they allergic to everything* *what did you do to cause this*.....I just get sick of it, wish I had an answer! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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