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Posted on: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:18pm
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Just spent 3 hours in the ER and will be inpatient over nite for legume allergic son! Cross allergenicity must have been the problem at a restaurant. Used one epi-pen and 75mg benadryl on a very short trip to the ER and wish no one else would ever experience this! I never saw this shade of purple on him ever before!

Posted on: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:49pm
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sorry to hear about this experience. we eat out frequently and i do fear this sort of thing happening. for me, i think it's a matter of when, not if, as depressing as that sounds. we have managed to keep safe so far but i just think the potential is obviously there (and your experience proves that). hope your child is okay soon.

Posted on: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 1:23pm
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Hope your DS is better soon. How scary for all of you!
Many >>HUGS<<,
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Posted on: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 2:00pm
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imgm, If you don't mind me asking, where did you eat - and what did your son eat? I checked your profile and I live just two hours north of you in Sedona....which is why I'm curious about where you ate. Do you think the restaurant was at fault?
Did you give the epi or was it given to him by medical staff?
I hope your little guy is doing better. Keep us posted.
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Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 12:18am
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We eat out alot! What allergies does your child have? My son is EA/PA, but seems easy enough to avoid, but we usually go to the same restaurants where the employees know his allergies or we go to fast food. If we are not familiar with the restaurant we bring his food. At this one mexican restaurant-the owner started ordering chicken nuggets without egg just so my son could eat there.

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 12:23am
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So sorry!
I'm curious, had you eaten at that restaurant before and had he eaten the same dish?
Just curious because dd had a reaction at a restaurant we frequent eating the same sandwich she always eats. Luckily we just had hives and severe stomach cramping.
Patty

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 2:13am
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Ate at Barrio Cafe in Phx (they said no peanut or nuts in the dish). Just was released from the hospital. My son of 16 self-administered the epi after 75mg benadryl (taken abt 5 minutes earlier than epi) on the way to ER. More steroids & epi in the ER then watched him inpatient for the night. It is over and he is safe and sound! Thx

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 3:35am
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Glad to hear your son is doing ok today. It must have been scary for him - and you too! How did he do giving himself the epi? Was the first time?
Thanks for the name of the restaurant. You said your DS is 'legume allergic'. Is he allergic to a legume OTHER than peanuts? Do you think it was a peanut reaction?
I will not go NEAR the Barrio Cafe. Thanks!
Adele in Sedona
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Quote:Originally posted by Adele:
[b]Thanks for the name of the restaurant. You said your DS is 'legume allergic'. Is he allergic to a legume OTHER than peanuts? Do you think it was a peanut reaction?
I will not go NEAR the Barrio Cafe. Thanks!
Adele in Sedona[/b]
adele,
barrio cafe is an upscale mexican restaurant in phoenix. i've wanted to get there but probably won't now! anyway, they have a salad with pine nuts, 2 dishes with roasted pecans and 2 dishes with an almond sauce -- looks like a cross-contam nightmare.
imgm,
i hope your son is doing better today. so sorry you had to go through that.

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Shoshana, thanks for the information. I wonder if they have a mole sauce with peanuts?

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 4:49am
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I just looked at their menu and nothing sent up 'red flags' --- they are southern mexican restaurant, so no mole.
But yes, pine nuts, almonds, and pecans in their menu.
Once you and your son recover from the reaction, you should go speak to their manager. If you can really rule out any peanuts in his dish...he may have developed an allergy to pine nuts/almonds/pecans. Is he only allergic to peanuts?
There is a cross-reactivity with peanuts and pine nuts, so...the chances of a PA person also being allergic to pine nuts is more than the average non-PA person.
Sorry this happened to you, hope you can figure it out.
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Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 10:19am
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Sorry to hear about the reaction, but I'm happy to hear that your son is doing O.K. now.
I hope you can figure out what caused the reaction.

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 11:54am
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Well, just a few answers as we just spent another 4 hrs in the ER!! Yes, definitely peanut allergy and restaurant used "possible" nuts in chicken mole sauce. We were back in the ER after being discharged at 8am because of a sinus tachycardia secondary to all the steroids and sympathomemitcs (epi). If that wasn't enough of a problem, he was quite red again on his face neck and back. (I used to post on our last name on this site but cannot remember our password!) This was a vacation week for us and we need another week... without a new restaurant!

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 12:10pm
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So sorry! I tend to rebound, too. Very scary, as it can really sneak up on you when you think you're getting all better.
Do they have him continuing the Benadryl/antihistamines?
And after large doses of steroids, you can have electrolyte disturbances. Especially if he had vomiting with the reaction.
Will be praying for your son,
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Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 12:14pm
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Ran electrolytes and an EKG....just a result of the heavy meds (solu-medrol) and adrenalin shots (not to mention the Benadryl). The hospital care has been good, but we were medically prepared having seen this many years before. It is just to emotionally draining and I really can't describe his purple color at the height of his reaction.

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 12:26pm
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Wow, how very scary. I hope you are all doing well considering what you've been/ you are going through....hugs to you.....

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 12:39pm
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Imagine you won't be getting much sleep again tonight?
Daisy

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 1:04pm
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My PA son has been asleep for one hour, but I get to wake him soon! I feel terribly negligent for not quizzing their waiter more thoroughly. Would you believe I also ran three red lights (which is most definitely not like me)?

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 1:26pm
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Oh NO! I so fear this situation! I am so sorry! I hope your son is feelign better and you can get some rest!
One of the first things I accepted when ds was diagnosed was that we could no longer eat at Chinese restuarants or Mexican restaurants.
Someone posted here that Southern Mexican doesn't use Mole. I think she meant Southwestern (but our local one here in New England does, so that isn't accurate either), b/c I have lived in Southern Mexico and Mole is everywhere! There are dozens if not hundreds of varieties, and most of them contain CHOCOLATE, nuts, eggs, spices, dairy...chili's, beans...lots of things that could be contaminated or cross-contaminated.
Mexican if VERY dangerous! Often times sauces are sweetened or thickened with choclate or peanut butter.
I guess you know that your son's reaction was not in vain, as I bet a few more people here will be very careful about eating Mexican! Again I am soo sooo sorry! I can't imagine what you must have gone through!

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 2:07pm
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thank you again for posting....we eat in mexican restuarants frequently and i have never once considered that we might have problems with that. you have opened my eyes. my girls have been very lucky.

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 6:48pm
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How frightening for your son and family. I'm glad to hear that he's ok. We very very rarely eat out. My eldest has so many allergies it's almost impossible. It's hard to trust someone you've never even SEEN to not accidentally poison your child.
Barb

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 10:44pm
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At one Mexican restaurant, I was told they put peanuts in a blender when they're making mole. I had visions of peanuts chunks flying all over the kitchen if the lid wasn't on tightly.
When in doubt in a Mexican restaurant, I order a plain cheese quesadilla.
Edited to ask: I hope that all of you got a decent nights sleep!
Do you think the restaurant is at fault? Were they aware of your son's reaction?
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Posted on: Thu, 10/26/2006 - 12:00am
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We're very tired...a better night but really exhausted getting up every 4 hrs. Really need sleep and yes we asked questions at the restaurant but never again assume a waiter could know the answers.

Posted on: Thu, 10/26/2006 - 12:07am
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Wow, what a terrible experience for your family. I hope you've seen the last of the reaction.
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Posted on: Thu, 10/26/2006 - 7:57am
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Quote:Originally posted by 3xy1PAinNH:
[b]Oh NO! I so fear this situation! I am so sorry! I hope your son is feelign better and you can get some rest!
One of the first things I accepted when ds was diagnosed was that we could no longer eat at Chinese restuarants or Mexican restaurants.
Someone posted here that Southern Mexican doesn't use Mole. I think she meant Southwestern (but our local one here in New England does, so that isn't accurate either), b/c I have lived in Southern Mexico and Mole is everywhere! There are dozens if not hundreds of varieties, and most of them contain CHOCOLATE, nuts, eggs, spices, dairy...chili's, beans...lots of things that could be contaminated or cross-contaminated.
Mexican if VERY dangerous! Often times sauces are sweetened or thickened with choclate or peanut butter.
I guess you know that your son's reaction was not in vain, as I bet a few more people here will be very careful about eating Mexican! Again I am soo sooo sorry! I can't imagine what you must have gone through![/b]
my bad! I meant to type "Sonoran" mexican. Typically, authentic sonoran style mexican isn't filled with mole sauces...more green tomatillo, fresh salsa, and fairly bland enchilada sauces.
Adrienne
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Posted on: Thu, 10/26/2006 - 8:02am
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Quote:Originally posted by ajgauthier:
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my bad! I meant to type "Sonoran" mexican. Typically, authentic sonoran style mexican isn't filled with mole sauces...more green tomatillo, fresh salsa, and fairly bland enchilada sauces.
Adrienne
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Adrienne,
Where do you find these products that are "Sonoran" based? I have been so hungry for enchiladas...especially the cheese ones.
I was considering making my own...but hate the time it takes and rather eat out.
I have never had a reaction from eating Mexican food other than at Taco Cabana.
Does anyone have receipes for great enchiladas

Posted on: Thu, 10/26/2006 - 9:45am
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I'm so sorry to hear about your son. I almost lost my son this year and it is so terrifying. I wish him a quick recovery and you some peace. I had flashbacks for quite some time; I hope you don't have to experience them. You've been through enough!

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Quote:Originally posted by Precious1971:
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Adrienne,
Where do you find these products that are "Sonoran" based? I have been so hungry for enchiladas...especially the cheese ones.
I was considering making my own...but hate the time it takes and rather eat out.
I have never had a reaction from eating Mexican food other than at Taco Cabana.
Does anyone have receipes for great enchiladas[/b]
here in Tucson...in the Sonoran Desert...up to Phoenix (though they tend to be more 'trendy' than the Tucson family owned places)
That's where I've been once moving here, noting that the Mexican food was very different that places I experienced in the northeast US...where...most of the Mexican was "Mexico City Mexican"
So...there are a few Mexican places I can go here in Tucson that have NO MOLE! WOO-HOO! and NO PB IN THEIR ENCHILADA SAUCE! WOO-HOO!
I never ate Mexican til I came to Tucson and went to Rosa's...I asked about mole and they were like, "no no no, no mole in sonoran mexican...maybe as a 'delicacy' but nonono" Then there is Mi Nidita which also is PN/TN free, and Larua's.
Lot's of meat (carne asada...ooooohhhh yuuummmmmm) and shredded pork...fresh salsas, green salsas, just a skoosh of cheese, avocado, bit of sour cream...and a very flat enchilada sauce (not very spicy), if that. Lots of meat rolled in flour tortillas.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Adrienne
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Posted on: Thu, 10/26/2006 - 12:42pm
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Adrienne,
Would you mind posting on the RESTAURANT forum, the names of the Mexican restaurants in Tucson, that are in your comfort zone?
"Rosa's' - I think I've been there. Is it in a little shopping center near or off Campbell? I was teaching a workshop in Tuscon and one of my PA students recommended it.
I appreciate your information on Mole. Many thanks!

Posted on: Thu, 10/26/2006 - 5:18pm
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Hope someone can learn from this posting! I feel rather lucky right now and am very grateful for a second chance to be more careful! My son is just beginning tonite to tell his friends which is good. Honestly, the best thing I did that afternoon was get his MD allergist on the cellphone (who's office could tell that I was losing it) while my son was being triaged in the ER. THAT SAVED TIME AS THE ER DOC GOT AN IMMEDIATE CALL FROM OUR MD AND FOLLOWED HIS DIRECTIONS! You know seconds really counted that afternoon and I truly appreciate the allergist's response. There is more to the story but there are basic similarities in our children's behavior in a crisis such as this!

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PS needs not to be said but this was too difficult. My son said he needed to go to the restroom while at a large department store just before he informed us of his reaction. (This was somewhat after the lunch). That is when the benadry and epi came out for administration. Since then we have found out that a teenage girl years ago had done the same thing....that is going into a restroom. I asked my son why he went into the restroom and his answer was simply: "I was itchy and wanted to see if I was having a reaction." Fortunately, he was able to come out to us, because as you may have guessed the girl lost consciousness and was found too late. It is very scary to consider that an older child needed a mirror to assess their problem in the beginning stages and separate from our group. I am very thankful today and very happy!
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Posted on: Thu, 10/26/2006 - 11:29pm
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Thank you very much for sharing your experience here. You've made several points that serve as excellent reminders for me. I really appreciate it, especially knowing that this must be difficult time for you now.
Your posts are very generous and I appreciate them very much.
Hope you all are doing well.

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imgm--I hope you'll call an ambulance should this happen again--could save even more seconds. That's our protocol.

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I would have preferred an ambulance, but now that I am a bit calmer I know that my son is alive only because a few SECONDS were saved here and there. Time was wasted when a young adult wasn't sure what was happening and needed to check himself out in a restroom; and time was wasted by a triage nurse in a hospital. I feel there was an angel with us that day (and the next day after discharge when he had a severe relapse). We have a great allergy doc who guided the ER from the onset and I am indebted to his quick action. The fact that no one else was injured is a blessing to me and one that I would have regretted for life. The hospital and attending doc referred to this as a "near fatal reaction" and it will take me a long time to discuss verbally....this forum is a cathartic to me and I thank its sponsors and staff. I hope that no one with a PA child should ever have this happen to them.

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When you are ready to talk about it... Has your son had many reactions? When was his last one before this?
Can he describe what he felt when he thought he might be reacting?
My son is 22 and his last reaction was a number of years ago. He was almost sicker from all of the ER drugs than the reaction. Kept him out of school for almost a week.
I'm so glad you all came thru this but it is horrible to witness and horrible for all of us to read. We always go thru some sort of post traumatic thing after a reaction and it takes days for all of us to start healing. I usually sleep downstairs on the couch so I can hear him breathe.
Go easy on yourself for a few days till you can sit down and think this whole thing thru.
Thank you for sharing.
Peggy

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He had a severe reaction when he was four years old. The ER was not able to stabilize him and transfered him to a level one trauma center by helicopter. That is when I learned how important a specialist can be in a life threatening situation. That incident was brought about by picking up a peanut butter cookie at a party but quickly putting it back down. I don't remember how well his hands may have been washed, but you can take it from there. On another occasion about four years ago he used a racket in a PE class but did NOT put his hands in his mouth after touching the racket. We have to assume that a previous class student who had eaten a peanut product left a residue on that racket since it was too early for lunches. That reaction was insidious but nevertheless a severe allergic reaction necessitating an epipen was given at school and then off to the ER. In hindsight, that occurance seems minor but really was not. Now recently my son had received Xolair treatments which probably help save his life by giving us more time (perhaps slower onset of major symptoms)! Nonetheless, your in an ER and he can't breath out of his nose even though he is getting oxygen and you wonder how swollen he is in the throat and lungs. This just couldn't be happening because you think you were prepared! Yes, it can happen again even if you are careful and you just wish that that angel sticks around a long long time!

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Wow. Thank you for mentioning the contact reaction with the racquet. It's something we all fear.
And he's on Xolair--wow. For how long? I was hoping for something more with Xolair. If he's only been on it a short time, I wonder if it takes a while longer to offer more protection??
Since this last one was a biphasic reaction, if you don't mind my asking (and I think it would be helpful for many on the board), how many hours later was it than the first one?
So did he eat the mole (ingestion reaction) or was their cross contamination in the kitchen with it?
What a scary time. I'm so glad your son is okay. And glad you're here on the board among folks who understand.
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Wow, that is so scary. Your son must be really severe, especially with an ana reaction from contact (the racket). How long has he been on Xolair? I think the studies that showed it worked for pa were four months---or else that was the Tanox studies---either way it was anti IgE. What is scary is that your son`s reaction was so severe despite Xolair. We don`t do restaurants much due to milk allergy, but this would really make me afraid to ever eat in a restaurant again.

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First. let me address the intitial symptoms: my son complained of being itchy and said his throat was "scratchy" after he went to the restroom to check himself out which I mentioned above. When he walked out to us and said he was having an allergic rxt, it was evident he was "red and blotchy" on the face and neck but WITH an unusual purple streaky area on his forehead. That is when I gave him 75 mg of Benadryl and 20mg prednisone. We made a dash for the car which was parked near a mall exit while my wife was insisting for us to stop and use the epi. His words were "lets go" and he had the epipen in hand. When we pulled away, he used the pen and that click sound put me in hyperdrive. Now to the Xolair: he had no Xolair for over two months because our insurance all of a sudden said "no". However, the allergist feels that because of the 26-27 day half-life it still did him some good; maybe why the delay in onset of symptoms. He only ate the one dish at the restaurant; he did not eat any salsa or chips or side dishes....just the chicken mole. One thing that haunts me is the ER doc (very nice and attentive) just standing there looking at my son waiting for the drugs to start working. He was given 25mg benadryl IV and 125mg solumedrol and more epi and his color was so bad. It wasn't the red you might expect, but much much darker and we and the ER doc were happy when that color lessened a bit..but that seemed like forever!

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In answer to the other questions, my son had been on Xolair over 6 months before the insurance problems emerged. About the biphasic part, his initially reaction began about 2PM then hospital discharge was the following morning about 9am. I took him to a movie at 11am since none of us were ready for sleep and I did not want him out of my sight. After the movie he said his heart was racing and he felt warm....off to the ER again. At the ER they established a line and gave benadryl IV (he was on oral benadryl every 4 hours). That was nearly 24 hours after the first reaction and I had thought that the biphasic part was usually 12 hrs!!
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Quote:Originally posted by imgm:
[b]First. let me address the intitial symptoms: my son complained of being itchy and said his throat was "scratchy" after he went to the restroom to check himself out which I mentioned above. When he walked out to us and said he was having an allergic rxt, it was evident he was "red and blotchy" on the face and neck but WITH an unusual purple streaky area on his forehead. That is when I gave him 75 mg of Benadryl and 20mg prednisone. We made a dash for the car which was parked near a mall exit while my wife was insisting for us to stop and use the epi. His words were "lets go" and he had the epipen in hand. When we pulled away, he used the pen and that click sound put me in hyperdrive. Now to the Xolair: he had no Xolair for over two months because our insurance all of a sudden said "no". However, the allergist feels that because of the 26-27 day half-life it still did him some good; maybe why the delay in onset of symptoms. He only ate the one dish at the restaurant; he did not eat any salsa or chips or side dishes....just the chicken mole. One thing that haunts me is the ER doc (very nice and attentive) just standing there looking at my son waiting for the drugs to start working. He was given 25mg benadryl IV and 125mg solumedrol and more epi and his color was so bad. It wasn't the red you might expect, but much much darker and we and the ER doc were happy when that color lessened a bit..but that seemed like forever![/b]
He ate the mole. Mole has nuts in it. I suppose there may be some that don't, but I haven't seen them. Mole sauces typically have peanuts, but other nuts may be used instead. This seems to me to be an ingestion reaction rather than cross contamination.
I am so sorry you all experienced this--but so glad you posted about it. It's helpful to learn from each other. Thank you.

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Let me add my voice to the chorus-- I am so glad that your son is recovering from this absolutely terrifying ordeal.
I agree that this sounds exactly like an ingestion reaction-- the only times we have ever had that kind of recurrent trouble have been from likely ingestions. Is it possible that this was from a tree nut allergy that you are all unaware of? (Just thinking here-- but this is a vulnerability that many young adults with PA have. They may not know that they have a tree nut allergy that is just as severe, and therefore are not as careful around tree nuts as peanuts.)
I am so very grateful that you are able to be so generous in describing these very painful details. It is [i]truly[/i] helpful to the rest of us. I am also absolutely amazed at your strength. I was a gibbering mess for weeks after my daughter's last reaction.
Your family is in my thoughts.
Thank you.

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Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
[b]Is it possible that this was from a tree nut allergy that you are all unaware of? (Just thinking here-- but this is a vulnerability that many young adults with PA have. They may not know that they have a tree nut allergy that is just as severe, and therefore are not as careful around tree nuts as peanuts.)
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I'm thinking even if there's not a tree nut allergy and the restaurant did use tree nuts instead of peanuts for this mole (almonds are often used, too), cross contamination between peanuts and treenuts would mean he essentially ate peanut protein.
DS had reactions from eating tree nuts that he's not allergic to (walnuts), and I attribute this to Xcontam with peanuts.
DS rarely gets walnuts, but our rule is "if we shell them" or can be absolutely sure they were made on dedicated walnut equipment (same with pecans, but only pecans can be shelled there, not walnuts).

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Do you think the feeling he had in the movies was peanuts or medication related? My son was sick for days after the ER meds.
We always make sure he goes home on steroids for seven days while the peanuts digest. I'm the one that insists on that.
The racing heart sounds more drug related.
Thank you so much because we learn from each others stories and yours is one I have to read over a few times. Thank you.
Peggy

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[b]...After the movie he said his heart was racing and he felt warm....off to the ER again. At the ER they established a line and gave benadryl IV (he was on oral benadryl every 4 hours). That was nearly 24 hours after the first reaction and I had thought that the biphasic part was usually 12 hrs!![/b]
My reactions do not usually involve hives, and I rebound with the more severe reactions. Hopefully he will not have another reaction! But if he ever goes to the ER again, please remind him to tell the Doc that he has been bi-phasic before.
I get "flushes" of warmth that come in waves. (I can actually time them to see when the reaction is getting worse/better.)And the racing heart usually starts just before the first "flush". A immunologist friend told me this is a histamine release I am feeling.
[b]Please tell your son not to only look for hives.[/b] Many adults on this board have GI reactions, also. Print a copy of the "Anaphylaxis Symptoms and Grading Chart" and please discuss this with him while the reaction, and his awareness of how he was feeling, is still fresh in his mind. [url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum1/HTML/007185.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum1/HTML/007185.html[/url]
And AJ or Adele, don't you have a copy of your Restaurant Cards you could post? (It has the names of peanuts/nuts in Spanish, too.) Good idea since he will be on his own more. They send these back to the kitchen with his order.
Glad all is well, finally!
Take care,
Daisy

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Wow, such an ordeal. So frightening for your DS and you. I'm so glad he is much better. I pray that a guardian angel is on each of our PA kids' shoulders to watch over them when we can't.
Thanks for the "heads-up" on the racket in PE class. My DD (6th grade) is in total fear of gym class these days because the gym teacher told the kids they could eat power bars for energy before class! Can you imagine? Most of the power bars I've read have peanuts/nuts in them for protein. She is so afraid and I don't blame her. In my opinion, there is no need for "snacks" anywhere in the classes. Food should only be eaten in the cafe. I have addressed this with her guidance counselor (whole other story there!).

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ingm,
I'm sorry to hear of your son's illness and am glad to hear he is better now.
McCobbre is right on the mole sauce. Did you get a chance to find out if it contained "mole" sauce?

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Quote:Originally posted by Peg541:
[b]The racing heart sounds more drug related.
Thank you so much because we learn from each others stories and yours is one I have to read over a few times. Thank you.
Peggy[/b]
I'll say that at the onset of a reaction my heart often races. I always expected my blood pressure to decrease, so this has been a surprise. But it's pretty consistent (not every time but quite often).

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I can see that but I think in this case the racing heart came after they left the ER and they said it was from the drugs.
My son had one big biphasic reaction I'll never forget how scary that was for him.
Peg
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