Anyone watch the TV show \'Friends\'?

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Maybe some of you had heard this before but I was just watching an old re-run of Friends when Monica mentions that Ross is allergic to peanuts! He was eating a pie that had kiwi in it, which he is allergic to and she said he is also allergic to lobster and peanuts. Boy, wouldn't it be nice if they did a little more with it on that show, think of how many people would see that! But I guess the topic would be a bit of a downer for a comedy show. Actually, I guess I would rather them not touch it than make it seem like it's no big deal. Just thought it was interesting! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] kcmom

On Aug 15, 2002

That is very interesting. I either missed that episode or just didn't remember that scene. I agree with you that if they handled it well we could get some very good publicity.

On Aug 15, 2002

Ditto what California Mom posted, definitely!

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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On Sep 25, 2006

Just came across this when looking for videos about allergic reactions on You Tube

part 1 [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtDQ6lWwvjk"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtDQ6lWwvjk[/url]

part 2 [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YbArdpeUr8"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YbArdpeUr8[/url]

------------------ Jana

[url="http://www.seattlefoodallergy.org"]www.seattlefoodallergy.org[/url]

On Sep 26, 2006

Poof

[This message has been edited by NicoleinNH (edited June 09, 2007).]

On Sep 26, 2006

Shall we play *count the errors*?

1. He has no epi-pen.

2. He drives to hospital instead of ambulance.

3. He's up walking around, rather then lying down in hospital.

On Sep 26, 2006

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Originally posted by AnnaMarie: [b]Shall we play *count the errors*?

1. He has no epi-pen.

2. He drives to hospital instead of ambulance.

3. He's up walking around, rather then lying down in hospital.[/b]

ah...let's remember though --- this episode aired on Nov 2, 1995

...1995...

well before the time when PA was really out there and the information was attainable [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

I remember this episode...and thinking "stupid stupid! where's your epipen! call 911!"

Adrienne

------------------ 30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

On Sep 26, 2006

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Originally posted by NicoleinNH: [b]Did anyone watch Yes, Dear? Greg (one of the father's) had lots of food allergies and it was mentioned quite a bit. I think their son, Sammy, also was allergic to peanuts. Unfortunately, it is off the air. The show was very funny!! I thought they did a pretty good job incorporating food allergies into this comedy. I might be wrong, but I think one of the actors really had food allergies and that is where they got the idea.

I didn't know that about Ross. Why do they always pick the geeky guy to have the allergies? Greg is the geeky guy on Yes, Dear.

NicoleinNH[/b]

oh yeah, I liked Yes, Dear and I think they handled the PA very well for the father Greg and his son. Remember the squirrel episode? The uber-boss of the studio where he worked also had a PA son. I thought they goofed up on that episode though, as there were PB cookies out at the birthday party (even though Greg was allergic...however, their son Sammy wasn't yet diagnosed as allergic)

Otherwise, they handled it all pretty well.

Adrienne

------------------ 30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

On Sep 26, 2006

And the shot in the arm?

THe whole thing was ugly [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Jason

------------------ [b]* Obsessed * [/b]

On Sep 26, 2006

Hi All, I was, am a Friends addict. That episode you are referring to was handled well. Monica rushes him to hospital and he has a needle phobia, but the Dr. ends up giving him the epi in the back area when he was not looking. He does start having ana. reactions, but slowely. This does happen also. It was funny, but definately showed the severity of allergies.

------------------ Stacie - Mother to: 10 yr. PA 8 yr. TNA 2.5 yr. PA&TNA

On Sep 26, 2006

After I looked at part 2 of the Friends episode I clicked on the Emergency 911 episode about a PA teen. I think it was episode 317. Very scary!! The girl almost didn't make it through. And the mom seemed so calm and ummmm...unconcerned. Yikes!

On Sep 26, 2006

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Originally posted by jtolpin: [b]And the shot in the arm? [/b]

Not sure where a doctor usually gives it -- when I was in the ER I got it in the butt. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img] One of the few things I remember clearly about that visit.

On Sep 27, 2006

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Originally posted by AnnaMarie: [b] Not sure where a doctor usually gives it -- when I was in the ER I got it in the butt. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img] One of the few things I remember clearly about that visit.[/b]

Geez, I was told absolutely never in the butt, middle third of outer thigh just above the pant seam is what I have always been told by any medical professional, including the manufacturers of Anapen (EpiPen equivalent in Ireland).

Barb

On Sep 27, 2006

My DD got her shot of epinephrine in the arm in the ER. It wasn't an Epi-Pen, but a syringe.

On Sep 27, 2006

Barb, when using the epi-pen that's absolutely right. However, in the ER they don't use the epi-pen, they use a syringe. Also, they know more about the human body then I do.

My son trains people on how to give an epi-pen and one of the important points he stresses is to give it in the outer thigh. A concern with the epi-pen in the butt is that if the injection goes to close to the anus it could be very dangerous. You also don't want to give it to close to any major veins.

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