Been lurking for over a year...

Posted on: Sun, 08/19/2007 - 5:40am
23smiley's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/24/2007 - 09:00

Hello all

As I said above I found this board over a year ago when my then 3-year-old daughter was first diagnosed with a peanut allergy. We added bananas to the list this past year - she had eaten them since she was a baby with no trouble, didn't have any for about 6 months, then got sick after eating a few bites of her baby brother's.

There have been times when I wanted to reply to someone's post, but thought I should introduce myself first.

Thanks for being here - it's such a help to know we're not alone in this. Anyone else from CT?

Posted on: Sun, 08/19/2007 - 9:46am
April in KC's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/28/2006 - 09:00

Hi and welcome! I'm glad you decided to de-lurk.
April

Posted on: Sun, 08/19/2007 - 10:21am
JennB's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/31/2007 - 09:00

Hello....I also have a child with a PA allergy and a possible banana allergy....I am from RI

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 12:15am
Deebird36's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/16/2006 - 09:00

Hello and Welcome..
I've been lurking too for over a year. I registered and just never posted until a couple days ago.
My DD is PA, TN and Shellfish.

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 12:36am
23smiley's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/24/2007 - 09:00

Thanks for the welcome! You have all been a great help this past year - what a roller coaster of emotions I've been on. Had many sleepless nights, pity parties and panic attacks! I would say I've finally been dealing with it better just this summer! Dr Robert Wood's new book has been a great help too!

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 1:16am
Lori Anne's picture
Offline
Joined: 07/13/2005 - 09:00

I'm from CT. Welcome to the boards--officially anyway [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
I lurked for a while in the beginning too.
I'm glad you posted. There is a ton of info here and many helpful people. They have all helped my family through quite a bit.
I think many of us have gone through the sleepness nights, panic attacks, and pity parties. It's all part of the process. That's why we're all here for each other. It's great to have other people who understand what you're going through.

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 9:48am
Ang27mom's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/09/2007 - 09:00

Welcome from Michigan. You're going to love these boards.
------------------
Angela
Married to my High School Sweetheart for 18 years and counting.
Mom to:
Grant - Nut allergies, dairy, (grew out of egg), penicillian, fish
Ashley - all fake sugars, any form, yellow dye #5 and #6, all red dyes
Blake - Same as big brother but hasn't grown out of any of it yet.

Posted on: Sat, 08/25/2007 - 11:10pm
Mrsdocrse's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

Hi and welcome... I am form MA

Posted on: Sun, 09/09/2007 - 12:12am
Jacobs Mom's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/12/2002 - 09:00

Hello and Welcome.
I've been a "lurker" and occasional poster as well. This is a great site and I've learned alot!

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 1:26pm
luckymom's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/09/2007 - 09:00

Hello out there,
I, too have "lurked" for about a year and am finally taking the big step and posting.
The first night I found this site I ended up sobbing as I read post after post; not from sadness, really, but more of a "I can't believe there are others out there just like me" kind of thing. Suddenly, I didn't feel so alone anymore. I'm not the only one who feels envy at the carefree world the rest of the world lives in compared to the world of PA. Great support, and great tips. And a good spot to go to when the panic wakes me up at night.

Peanut Free Store

More Community Posts

Latest Post by absfabs Wed, 12/04/2019 - 12:29pm
Comments: 4
Latest Post by absfabs Wed, 12/04/2019 - 12:25pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by absfabs Wed, 12/04/2019 - 12:22pm
Comments: 4
Latest Post by penelope Tue, 12/03/2019 - 4:46pm
Comments: 9
Latest Post by penelope Tue, 12/03/2019 - 4:43pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by sunshinestate Mon, 12/02/2019 - 2:34pm
Comments: 5
Latest Post by absfabs Mon, 12/02/2019 - 11:17am
Comments: 482
Latest Post by Italia38 Fri, 11/29/2019 - 1:38pm
Comments: 4
Latest Post by penelope Tue, 11/26/2019 - 4:31pm
Comments: 7
Latest Post by sunshinestate Thu, 11/21/2019 - 10:31am
Comments: 172
Latest Post by william robenstein Mon, 11/18/2019 - 10:35am
Comments: 1
Latest Post by sunshinestate Sun, 11/17/2019 - 1:16pm
Comments: 3

More Articles

You already know that if you or your child has a peanut allergy you need to avoid peanut butter. Some...

So many wonderful recipes call for peanut butter. These recipes can still be enjoyed by experimenting with peanut butter replacements.

...

Are you craving sweets? Those with peanut allergies must be especially careful when indulging their...

For those with peanut allergies, baked goods present a serious risk. Many baked goods do not appear to contain peanuts, yet were baked in a...

Those who have peanut allergies know to avoid peanut butter cookies, of course – but what about other...

For anyone who has had a peanut allergy diagnosis, it is necessary to avoid eating peanuts entirely. However,...

Are you looking for peanut-free candies as a special treat for a child with...

Do you know what's in the face paint often used for Halloween costumes, school carnivals, and other events? If you're worried about smearing...

Vegetable oil is healthy before it is hydrogenated and a process that requires adding hydrogen to unsaturated fats. Oils that are often...

Peanut allergies don’t begin to cause problems for people the first time they are exposed to peanuts. Rather, the immune system first develops...

Anxious food allergic kids, understandably concerned about avoiding allergens, can become so restrictive in their food choices that weight loss...

The relationship between anxiety and food or other allergy is a complicated and puzzling one. Research has shown that stress can exacerbate...

Welcome to PeanutAllergy.com. Before you begin you must verify your email address. Please check your email and click on the link and you will...

If you have a food allergy, you will probably need to make some changes to your diet...

When love is in the air we can get caught up in the moment and throw caution to the wind. However, if you have a...

Just 30 seconds of mindfulness, of quieting our thoughts by being attentive to the present moment, can help manage stress and anxiety.

The...

Those affected by peanut allergy might have heard about basophil activation tests (BATs), a potentially accurate tool for diagnosing food allergy...

When your child has a food allergy, you want to make sure they are safe in school...

It’s the time of year when holiday parties, and family gatherings can make allergen avoidance more problematic. Whether you celebrate Christmas,...

Food allergies and sensitivities are on the rise. Almost everyone knows someone who has problems with at least one food. The most common food...