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Posted on: Wed, 10/18/2000 - 2:50am
RJM's picture
Joined: 10/18/2000 - 09:00

Hi Everyone
I have been 'lurking' for awhile and have never posted anywhere ever and so am nervous ( how silly is that?)This site has given me some piece of mind that we are not alone.
I have a 2 1/2 yr old with multiple food allergies including peanuts and tree nuts. (Also a 1yr old who is fine so far, though no exposures of course ). We have had reactions that in hindsight should have administered the epi, but we did not understand the severity. For the past eleven months it has been quite clear to us.

We have a major problem getting other significant people in our lives to understand/appreciate the severity of the problem. Does anyone have an suggestions? The worst problem is from the people who say they understand and then do things which show that they do not have a clue. Often I feel like I am at my wits end.

I appreciate any ideas and thanks for listening.

Posted on: Wed, 10/18/2000 - 6:52am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Welcome RJM-
There is a pretty good thread under Living With Peanut Allergy that I think is titled "When will familly understand?" I believe that is what it is titled.
I understand where you are coming from about people not understanding the severity and playing it off. One of my best friends, whose husband just graduated from nursing school, went with us to a little county fair. What did she bring for lunch? PB&J.
I am not sure if it will ever get better or not but just are responsible to keep your child safe. I am sure you will learn alot from reading the posts here! (don't be nervous) [img][/img]

Posted on: Wed, 10/18/2000 - 9:01am
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Joined: 02/22/2001 - 09:00

Welcome to the board RJM! You will learn so much from reading these posts. It is time consuming but well worth it. Good luck! Deanna

Posted on: Wed, 10/27/2004 - 6:31am
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Joined: 05/20/2004 - 09:00

Hi and welcome to you. This is a great place for support and learning. Your feelings are totally normal. I have suffered through them and have times when everything is ok, but then get overwhelmed again if a new situation comes up.
Related to the question about siblings, we have completely eliminated peanuts / nuts from our home. We don't have any 'may contains' either since my son is only 3 and I don't want to worry about him eating food that he shouldn't. I don't eat peanuts away from him because they are like poison to me now. My daughter (12) and husband may eat peanut products when they are away overnight.
A lot of people do things differently and you will find your own comfort zone. For me, it is less stressful not to have them in the house.

Posted on: Fri, 04/30/2004 - 1:24am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Hi Licorice and welcome [img][/img]
I think your question belongs in the Food and Manufacturer's Forum. It's quite a busy forum and there are many knowledgeable Canadians who frequent it. Make sure you specify that you're asking about a Canadian product in your post. And yes, some of our members are [i]only[/i] dealing with tree nut, not peanut, allergy, so please feel free to ask any nut questions at all.
P.S. I'm Canadian also, in Ontario.

Posted on: Fri, 04/30/2004 - 2:06am
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Joined: 03/25/2004 - 09:00

If ur dealing with Treenut, or treenut and peanut/other allergys then this is the site to go to!
[This message has been edited by k9ruby (edited April 30, 2004).]

Posted on: Fri, 04/30/2004 - 2:58am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Hi Licorice. Don't fret to much about where to post a question. Even people who have been here for a long time sometimes aren't sure where is the *right* place for a particular question.
Just make sure you ask it somewhere. It's the only way you can get some help. [img][/img]

Posted on: Fri, 04/30/2004 - 4:32am
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Joined: 04/30/2004 - 09:00

Thank you so much everyone.
Is the other nonuts link dealing with peanuts too? There just seems so much to learn and not quite sure which way to head - we were feeling pretty directioness until we found this place. Thank you.
We have the epinepherin pens but still struggling with shopping for foods safely. See you over at the food and manufacturing section. We will probably park our chair there and search ad ask and ask until the end of time or you kick us out, whichever comes first. Thank you so much everyone.

Posted on: Fri, 04/30/2004 - 6:43am
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Anonymous (not verified)

The site k9ruby posted about is regarding treenut allergy.
She can tell you more about it, because it is her site. [img][/img]

Posted on: Fri, 04/30/2004 - 12:25pm
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Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

In addition to peanut allergy, you can also find info about other allergies here as well at, as many of the members with peanut allergy also have tree nut allergy, sesame allergy, asthma, etc.
The "search" function is especially useful. [img][/img]

Posted on: Sat, 05/01/2004 - 5:11pm
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Joined: 08/23/2003 - 09:00

Welcome! Hope you find answers to all your questions. There are a lot of good people here who can help you. Stay Safe!


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