Ever heard of this?


I seached the archieves, but didn't find much . . . So, last night I had some old friends over and mentioned DDs peanut allergy. One of my friends said dd is lucky that we found out early. She didn't find out she was PA until she was 13 . . .For her peanuts are a migraine trigger . . .her ONLY migraine trigger. Has anybody heard of a PA acting this way before?

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On Aug 10, 2005

I am not sure that is a true allergy, but I certainly have heard of many food triggers for migraines. Peanuts might be on the list of common culprits if I recall correctly. I used to treat patients with headaches alot in a job I had as a PT. It has been awhile. Red wine and caffeine and certain cheeses were big ones too.

But, it would have more to do with a vascular response to the food or chemicals in it with migraines.

That doesn't mean she doesn't have PA, but to only have migraines sounds like a migraine problem, more than an allergy problem. Many people with a food intolerance will say they are allergic. I mean, they do get ill, and do need to avoid it. But not sure the reaction is the same as the immune response causing anaphylaxis. becca

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On Aug 10, 2005

I agree -- it sounds like an intolerance rather than an allergy. Many people don't understand the difference.

On Aug 10, 2005

Yes, I've heard of this. I've heard it's not the peanuts that cause it, but a type of mold growing on the peanuts that some people are sensitive to.


On Aug 11, 2005

This may or may not be related, but my dentist told me that cheese and nuts can cause muscle pain/aches. I have jaw problems, and when I eat cashews or pistachios, my jaw will be achy the next day. Cheese never seems to affect me (not that I have much with my DA son around).

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