ADULT PEANUT ALLERGY QUESTION

Posted on: Wed, 09/10/2003 - 7:25am
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OK I AM NEW HERE SO I HAVEN'T READ ALOT ABOUT ADULT PA. I HAVE A CHILD WITH PA SO I AM SOMEWHAT FAMILIAR WITH IT. DOCTORS HAVE REALLY BEEN LITTLE HELP FOR ME IN FINDING INFO, SO WHAT I DO KNOW I HAVE GOTTEN FROM THE INTERNET AND A FEW BOOKS. I RECENTLY WENT THRU A STOMACH PROBLEM AND I WAS TESTED FOR FOOD ALLERGIES AND I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PA. I AM 41 AND I HAVE NEVER HAD A REACTION TO THEM BEFORE. AS A PARENT OF A PA CHILD, I AM VERY VERY STRICT, BUT I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY ALL OF A SUDDEN I AM ALLERGIC. HAVE I ALWAYS BEEN AND JUST NEVER HAD A REACTION OR DO SOME PEOPLE DEVELOP THIS LATER ON? I HAVEN'T BEEN VERY STRICT ON MYSELF, (I OFTEN DON'T REMEMBER AND I EAT WHAT I HAVE ALWAYS EATEN REGARDING PEANUTS), AND STILL NO BIG REACTION. IS THERE ANY ONE ELSE WHO HAS BEEN IN MY SHOES? THANK YOU, MO

Posted on: Wed, 09/10/2003 - 9:26am
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When I was in my 30's I developed food allergies - never had any allergies previously. They started as an inconvience, but are now life threatening.
As for whether the allergies *were always there* or not - I have no idea. I have been told (and also read here) that allergies can develop over time. The reactions definitely can become more severe over time.

Posted on: Thu, 09/18/2003 - 1:08am
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I was also adult onset, and accumulating more as I age (so far I think soy is the worst). There are a number of explanations for the sudden boom in adults with food allergies. The most persuasive evidence support 3 ideas: it's either the genetic modification of food, the fact that we feed our children allergy-sensitive foods much earlier than past generations, or just the sheer amount of them slipped into processed food (if you don't believe that, read any American package for "code-names" for things like egg or soybeans). My guess is some combo of the 3.

Posted on: Sat, 09/20/2003 - 5:29am
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MOFORD - How were you diagnosed? If it was a skin test, was it the scratch test with many allergens on a single tray? Was your reactive history limited to stomach pains? I have been doing a lot of research on testing/diagnosis/reactive history. Do you feel you were properly diagnosed?

Posted on: Sun, 09/21/2003 - 7:46am
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Quote:Originally posted by SweetAmanda:
[b]MOFORD - How were you diagnosed? If it was a skin test, was it the scratch test with many allergens on a single tray? Was your reactive history limited to stomach pains? I have been doing a lot of research on testing/diagnosis/reactive history. Do you feel you were properly diagnosed? [/b]

Posted on: Sun, 09/21/2003 - 7:51am
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Quote:Originally posted by SweetAmanda:
[b]MOFORD - How were you diagnosed? If it was a skin test, was it the scratch test with many allergens on a single tray? Was your reactive history limited to stomach pains? I have been doing a lot of research on testing/diagnosis/reactive history. Do you feel you were properly diagnosed? [/b]
TO: SWEETAMANDA:: THEY DREW BLOOD AND TESTED ME THAT WAY. I ENDED UP HAVING AN ULCER, AND HAVE NOT HAD ANY REACTIONS SO FAR TO PEANUTS. I DON'T KNOW IF I WAS DIAGNOSED PROPERLY OR NOT. I REALLY SHOULD GO GET ANOTHER TEST TO BE SURE. THANKS FOR YOU RESPONSE. MO

Posted on: Tue, 09/30/2003 - 10:53am
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hey there,
i have been allergic to peanuts since i was born, but not to anything else. recently however i noticed i was getting sick from a variety of different foods. i went to see an allergist and it turns out im allergic to many things i was never previously allergic to. for instance, i had been tested for a green bean allergy when i was 10 and the results were completly negative. im 20 now and the green bean allergy is now there. thats just an example. there are about 10 other food allergies that ive never had before and are now starting to come to the surface.

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