As a PA Parent, Do You Ever Think You Might Develop Adult Onset PA or Other FA\'s?

Posted on: Sun, 01/18/2004 - 2:31pm
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Since you have a PA child, do you ever think that you may develop, as an adult, PA or other food allergies? That somehow they're going to hit you as well because your child has them?

This has crossed my mind (what hasn't [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] ?). But I would never know if I were to become PA because I have the same diet as my PA son. Or TNA, same thing even though Jesse is not TNA.

Anyone else ever wonder?

Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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Posted on: Mon, 01/19/2004 - 4:42am
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Hi Cindy,
The thought of becoming PA as an adult has crossed my mind.
But I see it happening because I've virtually completely eliminated peanut and nuts from my diet (scared of causing a reaction in ds from kissing or cuddling). One day, I'll bite into something, and because my body's no longer use to it, react.
Seems to me I read something about this somewhere (forget where)

Posted on: Mon, 01/19/2004 - 6:35am
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arachide, I've also had the same thought, although I didn't say it last night. I haven't eaten peanuts or tree nuts for so long now that my body isn't used to them. I've also eliminated all "may contains" whether peanut or tree nuts as well. Good point. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 01/19/2004 - 7:39am
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I do not eat any peanuts or nut products because of my DD. I feel itchy when I eat nuts now. It is a joke at my job, I have no reason to think I am i think I am just so freaked out about food allergies( with good reason)

Posted on: Mon, 01/19/2004 - 11:38am
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Same here! I avoid most foods that my son is allergic to. If I do eat food that he is allergic to outside of the house, when he is not around, or if I come in contact with peanuts or nuts (smell, sight) I begin to have "false" reactions (I feel like my throat is closing, I get lightheaded...panic attack type symptoms!). I've even become itchy to the point of intense scratching! Lots of Fun!!!

Posted on: Mon, 01/19/2004 - 11:42am
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The good news is -- I can't think of any adult onset pa's who had children who were pa first. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
But, arachide, you make a very good point. When I was going through elimination diets, etc., trying to figure out what I was reacting to I went off milk for a few weeks, and I still have problems if I drink a glass of it. It is NOT an allergy because I can eat dairy products, and eat cereal with milk in it, but a glass of milk will make me sick for days.
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We are now taking you back to your regularly scheduled topic. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 01/19/2004 - 2:31pm
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I already have -- I wasn't diagnosed with a shellfish allergy until I was 20 or 21. (I am 35 now) I didn't eat shellfish much but did occasionally until I had a reaction when I was in college (that was later confirmed by an allergist as shellfish.)
I don't worry about it much, though. I concentrate all my worrying energy on my daughter.
& while we have no peanuts or nuts or "may contains" in my house, I do occasionally eat peanuts when my daughter is not around. If I am shopping alone I will often buy a Reeses that I eat before I get home. & I work p/t & they have a vending machine with trail mix that I often eat. It really is a good source of protein & taste good. But I only eat it during & just after my period when I know I am definately not pregnant. Once I am pregnant it's no nuts until I am through BFing (& that will be very difficult!)
Quote:Originally posted by Alternative to Mainstream:
[b]Since you have a PA child, do you ever think that you may develop, as an adult, PA or other food allergies? That somehow they're going to hit you as well because your child has them?
This has crossed my mind (what hasn't [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] ?). But I would never know if I were to become PA because I have the same diet as my PA son. Or TNA, same thing even though Jesse is not TNA.
Anyone else ever wonder?
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Ellen
Allergic to Shellfish/ Mom to Jesse 9/01 who has PA
[This message has been edited by ElleMo (edited January 20, 2004).]
[This message has been edited by ElleMo (edited January 20, 2004).]

Posted on: Mon, 01/19/2004 - 3:48pm
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The other day I bought a chunky candy bar. One. I figured DS is at college and I can eat it on the patio with no problems.
I coveted that chunky, have not had one for years.
I sneaked out onto the patio, lovingly unwrapped my Chunky, took one bite and
BROKE MY TOOTH!
I am so angry.
Peg

Posted on: Mon, 01/19/2004 - 5:11pm
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Oh, Peg.
I am so sorry...
And I am trying so hard not to laugh...(and please know that I have nightmares about my teeth falling out, so I am not at all minimizing the situation) ...but ...oh... doesn't it just figure???
Your poor tooth. One bite of one candy bar -- and on the patio, at that. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Hope you are feeling better, toothwise, now?
-Sue
*I've been food-dreaming ahead ____ years, when M is off to college. Chinese food, at a really good restaurant, overnight at a hotel, and omelets 'til I pop for breakfast the next morning. At least it's fairly soft stuff. It'll probably be e.coli or something that does me in!

Posted on: Tue, 01/20/2004 - 1:15am
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Ouch Peg!

Posted on: Tue, 01/20/2004 - 3:22am
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I know two people with peanut allergies that happened after they had children. One was a friend in Junior League, who after her second child suddenly is allergic to peanuts - so allergic peanut fumes send her into an asthma attack - and the other is a distant relative of my husbands who can't eat or touch it without a serious reaction. This has definitely crossed my mind, and I have to admit that the smell of peanuts has always made me feel a little like I was smothering (but then, so do Fritos), and my husband & I are very allergic to other things like dust and cat dander.

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