Hi, My daughter was recently diagnosed at 20 months with a peanut allergy, and even though PA.com is such an awesome site for support/info, I was wondering if anyone out there is in the Orlando area or Central Florida to speak with (someone who maybe has more experience with this, or who just wants to commiserate in the day to day challenges!)
By MadeOfStars on Dec 14, 2009
I know this is a really old post but I just had my first ANA reaction to peanuts at age 35... It is different from having a child diagnosed and since it is so new to me I am still learning what is/is not safe, but I wold love to commiserate... I love north of Orlando, in the Longwood area. Feel free to get in touch with me.
By BestAllergySites on Dec 14, 2009
MadeofStars--weclome to peanutallergy.com
It is different getting an adult food allergy diagnosis--but treatment is still the same.
Avoid peanut products as well as products with warning labels like "may contains" or "processed in".
Also--always carry your EpiPen with you at all times.
It gets easier and this site has a lot of information to offer.
Feel free to ask any questions! Ruth
By diannek on Dec 15, 2009
Hi MadeOfStars, My name is Dianne.I have a PA son. I live in North Orlando (between Apopka and Altamonte). The online support here is wonderful and Ruth (Best Allergy Sites) is correct there is a tremendous amount of useful info here. That being said, I have been looking for people in this area to connect with!
By Seminole County Mom on Jul 28, 2010
I see that it's been a while since this post, but I thought I would give it a try.
My daughter has several food allergies and I couldn't find anything in the Orlando area or closer to me so I started a playgroup/support group for moms who have childeren with allergies.
Heres the information. :)
This is a brand new group catered towards moms that have children with food allergies ages 0-4. It is very hard to participate in activities with other children/mommies when food and other elements are involved. Our group provides fun activities for our kids in a safe environment, where they can be free to play and enjoy themselves without worrying about allergens.
Playgroups will consist of parks, libraries, house play dates, walks and other safe local venues that offer attractions for kids. I want to keep us active with our children and include fun educational activities.
The success of the group is based entirely on the participation of the members. Activities will be scheduled mostly during the week and various times, giving everyone a chance to participate. On special occasions we might have weekend family activities and a monthly Moms Night Out.
If you have children from ages 0 to 4 years old and want to provide a nurturing, fun, safe environment for your child, we would love to have you apart of our group!
Just check us out and see if this is the right group for you!