If you reside in Charlotte, NC or in the surrounding areas, could you let me know?? You can also email me at [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email]. Thanks
On Feb 17, 2000
I am in Raleigh, NC! Too bad we aren't a little closer. I have been planning on finding out more about ambulances in NC and if they carry epinephrine. Do you know if they do? If not, I would like to try to start a plan to set that up. We are at least 20 minutes away from a hospital. You can email me at [email]PattyReich@aol.com[/email]
On Apr 19, 2000
I live in Charlotte, NC and my son was just tested via skin patch test for peanut allergy. He has had several reactions in the past and this test confirmed the scary news. My son (Camden) is two and I have a 5 month old daughter, Holly. I was just thinking today that it would be nice to be able to communicate locally with someone in my shoes! Please respond. e-mail: [email]email@example.com[/email]
On Jun 10, 2000
There's a non-profit service organization in Charlotte called "Supportworks", run by Joal Fischer, MD, that can provide you with free help in starting that group! The phone number is (704)331-9500 (answered any time by their computer info service). To reach Dr. Fischer most weekdays, try (704)377-2055. Please say "hello" for me if you speak with him.
Take care and hope, - Ed at the American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse [url="http://www.selfhelpgroups.org"]www.selfhelpgroups.org[/url]
On Jun 14, 2000
I'm in Spartanburg, SC. Have you had any luck? I can't seem to get anywhere in SC.
On Jul 8, 2000
I live near Charlotte and would like to start or join a support group. Let me know if you are intereted in getting together to talk about it. You can email me at [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email].
On Aug 2, 2000
Hi! I am in Charlotte and have a PA son who is 3, would love to get together for support group! My email is [email]email@example.com[/email]. Very new to the PA, within the past year and have lots of questions especially with school! Mary
On Aug 8, 2000
Sherri~~It was great to talk to you the other day! Am so amazed how close we are to eac other! I called to check for support groups for PA in Charlotte and so far have not found so looks like we can start building one! Have to take baby for hs 6 month check up tomorrow so will talk to Dr about if she knows any PA moms interested in suport group and ask about flyers. Also have made another appt with allergist for end of this month and will ask him too. Support works here in Charlotte will help in setting up a group too, am going to call and see what we need to do! Lets get together next week if that works for you. You have been a wealth of info on things that I am sooo naive about with this!!!
On Aug 15, 2000
We are trying to get a support group together in Charlotte. If anyone is interested please send an email to [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email]
On Aug 31, 2000
We live in Huntersville. I am finally convinced my 3 1/2 yr old son is PA. At 12 mo he had red marks on face after a pb sandwich, at 18 the same. I made a mental note to keep him away from it but didn't widely share my suspicions. My husband (with whom I had shared!) gave him a taste of a butterfinger on halloween. Son began rubbing eyes, coughing and nose running. We gave him benedryl . He vomited 1 hour later. Here's the reason that proves I need a support network and shouldn't be left to my own devices. Last Sunday (after running the idea by my pediatrician) we decided to "finally see" if he is PA (with preschool starting I needed to know how vigilent to be). He didn't even want the PB&J but relunctantly took two bites. 15 minutes later had runny nose, itchy eyes. Gave benedryl. 1 hour later he vomited (all over Me - I deserved it). This episode behind me - and with a FIRM belief of his allergy I ask you all the following: Can you refer me to a pediatric allergist for guidance and possible testing? Do severity of reactions get worse on subsequent episodes? Thanks
On Sep 1, 2000
I took my son to an allergist last week at Carolina asthma and allergy. I saw Dr Lefkowitz, but they have serveral doctors. They have serveral different office locations as well. Please do not try anymore experimenting. Peanut allergies can be very dangerous. Some people can react from residue on tables or toys. You need to get an appointment quick. Check out the peanutallergy.com and foodallergy.org websites. E-mail me if you are interested in getting a support group together. I've got another Charlotte area woman helping me. Also, read all the labels on food products until you know for sure he's not allergic.
On Sep 13, 2000
Carrie, We live in Charlotte, and have a 5 yr old PA son. We'd be interested in a local group. email @ [email]email@example.com[/email]
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On Sep 28, 2000
We just set up our web site for the Peanut/nut Free Zone support group for Charlotte and the surrounding area. We have a message board and will be adding more content as time goes by. If you are interested in the group check us out at peanutfreezone.bigstep.com
On Jun 30, 2001
[This message has been edited by AlwaysAvoidAnaphylaxis (edited August 09, 2002).]
On Feb 12, 2004
Anyone here still in Charlotte? I am moving to Waxhaw/South Charlotte in June and would love to know other Moms w/ PA children or join any groups in the area. My son is allergic to: Nuts, Poultry, Kiwi Fruit and Egg whites.
On Feb 26, 2004
We are in Gaston County. We also go to Carolina Asthma & Allergy in Gastonia. We've only been once, when DS was 12 months old. We are scheduled to go back to Dr. Personality in April, where I hope we get a little better information. He is supposed to send DS for a "blood test" (?) to see how sensitive he is.
On Feb 26, 2004
PattyR, yes, ambulances carry Epi-pens, as well as injectable Epinehprine for cardiac patients. I think it was passed in NC recently (w/in the last 'few' months) that all EMS systems can administer Epi-pens. Some systems have used them for some time. I was on a resque squad about 12 years ago and we used them then. It depends on the system in your area as to what they carry (Epi-pen or injectable). In our area, the basic resque squads carry the pens, but the county's EMS service (paramedics) have the injectible also. I dont know if the paramedics carry the pens or just draw what they need. I will check on that and get back to you. I have several friends in EMS that I can check with.
On Mar 1, 2004
I checked with some friends in EMS and was told that most (on our area) ambulances dont carry the pens, just the injectible epi. It was more cost effective to use ampules of epi than to purchase pens. I would check with the local EMS providers to see what they carry, just for your own piece of mind.
On Mar 1, 2004
I live in WS and would really like to meet other PA people in this area!
On May 14, 2004
I'll be moving to Charlotte in 4 weeks...Anyone here in Charlotte??
On May 14, 2004
I'm in Winston-Salem- about and hour from Charlotte.
On May 14, 2004
In NC, basic EMTs are not allowed to carry or administer epi. In some counties, particularly the northeastern part of the state, basic EMTs may be the only responders to a 911 call. A 911 call recently in Wilson NC resulted in a 10 minute wait (even though they were not far off) and when they arrived, there were only basic EMTs and no epi until about 5 min after that! NC still needs work and there is someone dedicated to exactly this issue in NC (can't remember the name right now) and has extensively researched the issue and come up with yadda, yadda, yadda reasons. I will try to dig up the letter.