Could this be PA related?

Posted on: Fri, 06/13/2003 - 3:46am
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I didn

Posted on: Fri, 06/13/2003 - 4:03am
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Maggie, this must be so frightening for you. Those symptoms definitely sound like an allergic reaction. One way to know for sure is that she should show some improvement if she takes benedryl. Have you tried this?
Is your daughter exposed to peanut fumes or possible traces at school?
Some parents find that their children do not react upon exposure but will show signs after they awake from a sleep. I had this happen once when my son was 2 years old. He woke up from a nap covered in hives. I still don't know what caused it, but we had only been peanut-free for several months so it's possible that there might still have been traces around the home.

Posted on: Fri, 06/13/2003 - 4:05am
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Maggie, you could be right about being PA related. Reactions can take hours to manifest and biphasic (secondary) reactions can occur a day or two later.
I had a thread going (I think in the Main Discussion) about biphasic reactions with some interesting replies. I will try and find it and re-raise it.
My son had a bout of bad diarrhea (not as bad as your daughters) 24 hours (almost to the minute) after his last anaphylactic reaction. Which we think was environmental (not something he ingested). Good luck and keep us posted.

Posted on: Fri, 06/13/2003 - 4:11am
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Maggie, has she been checked for seizures? The sleepiness during and after an attack sound a bit like an odd sort of seizure?
Not wanting to scare you but this sounds pretty scary by itself.
You are smart to get it checked out.
peg

Posted on: Fri, 06/13/2003 - 6:07am
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Thanks for all of your input. I am definitely thinking that this must be some sort of a reaction. DD is up and seems back to normal. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I should have mentioned that she was recently diagnosed with oral allergy syndrome. She gets an itchy mouth from bananas and apples and probably other fresh fruits and vegetables. I don

Posted on: Fri, 06/13/2003 - 7:15am
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Maggie, my friend's DD had episodes like this and they turned out to be intestinal migraines. But I also agree with Peg that they sound like they could possibly also be seizure related. Personally I wouldn't assume that it is PA related and I would check it out with her pediatrician.
Good luck!
Amy

Posted on: Sun, 06/15/2003 - 12:51pm
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Amy, Thanks for the info on intestinal migraines. I looked it up and she very much fits the description. I'm not sure what is going on, but at least I feel like we have a few leads. We are going to go back to the GI specialist and get his input on all three of these ideas; biphasic, seizures, and intestinal migraines.
Amy, do you know if your friends dd is getting a treatment for this and if so is it working?
Thanks again for all of your help.
Maggie
[This message has been edited by maggie0303 (edited June 15, 2003).]

Posted on: Sun, 06/15/2003 - 11:17pm
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Maggie,
I've left her a message and will let you know as soon as I talk to her.
Amy

Posted on: Fri, 06/27/2003 - 3:53pm
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We went to the GI doctor this week and he gave us a diagnosis of Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (pending negative results on an upper GI and renal scan). This is another name for the abdominal migraines, so thanks so much for the lead on that one. I was able to read a little bit about that before we went in. It is a syndrome that is still being researched and they don

Posted on: Fri, 06/27/2003 - 11:54pm
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Maggie I'm sorry that your daughter is now suffering from this condition. I've never heard of it before but I did find some links that may be of some help to you:
CVSA-USA/Canada
[url="http://www.cvsaonline.org/"]http://www.cvsaonline.org/[/url]
cyclic vomiting syndrome
[url="http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/digest/pubs/cvs/cvs.htm"]http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/digest/pubs/cvs/cvs.htm[/url]
"This page is dedicated to my son Jeremy..."
[url="http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/4975/cvs_home.html"]http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/4975/cvs_home.html[/url]
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
[url="http://rarediseases.about.com/cs/cyclicvomiting/"]http://rarediseases.about.com/cs/cyclicvomiting/[/url]
Best of luck!

Posted on: Sat, 06/28/2003 - 1:24am
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Quote:Originally posted by maggie0303:
[b]From what I have read so far this was also studied in relation to seizure disorders, so Peg 541, you saw something that the doctors have considered also.
Thanks again for all of your support and advice. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Maggie
P.S. Peg541

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