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Posted on: Mon, 08/19/2013 - 10:22am
samsmommy99's picture
Joined: 06/07/2005 - 09:00

CVRTBB.... Thank you so much for clarifying that puberty changes the reactions and allergies!!! I have been wondering for the last year why his last immunocap test showed him reactive to almost all that we tested him for when 18 months prior, those were all class 0..... Most of the levels were 1 and 2's but still.... How could he go from mostly level 0's to almost all of them a level 2 and some 3's??? Tha allergist did not answer any of my questions... I think I need to maybe find a new allergist in the area that will answer my questions and listen to my concerns.

Posted on: Mon, 08/19/2013 - 10:33am
CVRTBB's picture
Joined: 11/23/2001 - 09:00

My nephew went from being only allergic to bee's before puberty to being anaphalactic to fish and shellfish after puberty. You can actually develop at allergy at any time during your lifetime, but times of high hormonal changes seem to be the biggest times for change.
I ate (and LOVED) onions and corn all my life until about 5 years ago or so and am severely allergic to them now as well as almost every nut (I'm 48).
I was really fortunate to find an allergist who was also a pediatrician. Wonderful with the kids and at answering questions!

Posted on: Mon, 08/19/2013 - 2:50pm
samsmommy99's picture
Joined: 06/07/2005 - 09:00

CVRTBB.....the dr did not tell me to pull these things out of his diet at all.... He still eats all the stuff he tested positive for...the only think he has ANA to is peanut, and wheat, soy, and corn make him very ill. I did talk to my old pediatrician from where we used to live, and he said the puberty thing is normal, but the levels should drop back down to 0 when puberty slows down.....soo many questions I have.... I miss my pediatrician from MN.... He was so good!! I didn't even have an allergist in MN, but here (AZ) the pediatrician s just send you out to someone else instead of dealing with the issue on their own......stupid stupid stupid...SMH

Posted on: Tue, 08/20/2013 - 12:01am
JenMN's picture
Joined: 08/12/2013 - 22:16

While I am not convinced of the safety of vaccines myself, I just don't think that they caused peanut allergies. We all had vaccines as kids, and it's rare for my generation to have a peanut allergy.
Peanut allergies started showing up in increasing numbers right around the time that GMOs were being flooded into our diets. Take a look at the startling similarities between a genetically modified soybean protein and a peanut protein.
Just one of the two prevalent theories on why peanut allergies are suddenly so common in children. Of course, adults are eating the GMOs too, but our immune systems are mature.

Posted on: Tue, 08/20/2013 - 1:43am
meggie's picture
Joined: 09/12/2012 - 07:31

I am by no means anti vaccine, all of my children receive the required vaccines and immunizations- but just those that are required. I have a child who suddently, as an infant began showing signs of allergies immediately following a bombardment of shots; approximately 3 months old. The number of immunizations she received in just one day was shocking. She was quite ill following the injections; lethargic, crying incessantly and she developed terrible eczema over her entire body. By 19 months she was diagnosed with severe egg and peanut allergies. I don't know if any one vaccine caused this reaction- I beleiev in vaccines. I try to stay educated and up to date on current research at the sametime have respect for these debiliating and often deadly diseases that the immunizations strive to protect us from. I do however, believe that a closer look into the recommended timeline of vaccine administration could be beneficial. I just can't believe how much goes into those tiny bodies and in a single occurance. This I believe can have adverse affects on individuals; lower the immune system respons or wreck havoc on the immune system in certain people. By the way, the reactions my child experienced at the time of the vaccine administration were not listed as adverse side effects that should be reported. I did mention them to the dr. who of course, brushed them off. My other child received all of the same immunizations but I demanded they be spaced differently. This younger child has no allergies.

Posted on: Tue, 09/17/2013 - 4:17pm
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Joined: 09/17/2013 - 19:21

I was told by the allergist my daughter saw two months ago that testing is being done to determine why/what causes a peanut allergy. The theory is that the roasting process is heightening the proteins (China also grows large amounts of peanuts, but people PA are much smaller in number than here in the United States).
However, the more research I have done the more questions I have, I am currently reading "A Shot in the Dark" and the information is interesting and disgusting in regards to how lack of information has been down played in the U.S. and mandates have been made without sufficient information on the effects it can have to the recipient. Especially those with known health issues
I found this site that may provide some info: http://www.vaccine-tlc.org
I fully recommend visiting the NVIC site (http://www.nvic.org) as well for further information on vaccines. I am still doing research and will provide what I find as I find it that may be helpful on this subject. However, the VIC site provides information, but the real question is knowing the manufacturer of the vaccine. This should be available and/or provided by your Dr (or wherever the vaccines have been administered). Use the link for the calculator and you can find the ingredients and dosage amount (in micrograms) of the ingredients. So far, from what I've researched there are not any known safe limits for the known ingredients listed (aluminium, formaldehyde, bovine protein, and polysorbate 80 to name a few). At least you will have some info to either ask your Dr. or research further yourself.
Hope this helps, and never stop asking questions. It's through knowledge that we grow and thrive.

Posted on: Sat, 12/28/2013 - 9:39am
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Joined: 10/21/2013 - 15:35

A good way of thinking about food allergy is this:
blood + foreign particle = food allergy
So. . .how can food protein get into the blood? Lots of ways, shots, like vaccines, the skin prick test, or a leaky gut (or a bee sting, for example).
Google Charles Richet, who founded the word, "anaphylaxis."
Actually, here's the link:
Shots are probably playing a big role, but there are certainly other ways the blood could be contaminated with food protein.
The body, you see, is BEAUTIFUL.
We are looking at allergy all wrong. It is not mysterious, it is a beautiful, protective mechanism to keep our blood clean.
See, the real question is: what is RIGHT about people's immune systems with allergies? Perhaps they have the BETTER immune systems, and how do we avoid tinkering with them to keep them calm.
Perhaps some people's bodies are more reactive by nature, perhaps they naturally would have higher titers. . .
There is still a lot we don't know about appreciating all that is right about the immune system!

Posted on: Sat, 12/28/2013 - 9:42am
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Joined: 10/21/2013 - 15:35

Oh, to sammysmommy above, what you're saying is true. The shots have always been full of garbage. And now children receive more of them. Plus, just like everything else, shots are made with cost in mind. As well, 20 years ago the vaccine companies said, "We need LESS regulation governments to make our bottom line."
So, with environmental factors colliding with a more crowded vaccine schedule, and deregulation, we really created a perfect storm for many, many conditions.
But we shouldn't think this is such a mystery. I think the body is just doing what it's supposed to be doing given all these overwhelming factors.

Posted on: Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:34pm
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Joined: 09/23/2014 - 18:56

Please read this. It makes too much sense.

Posted on: Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:14pm
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Joined: 06/21/2013 - 11:03

Question of the Week: Answered!
Every week, PeanutAllergy.com answers one of the questions posted in our community.
Our Answer:
Hi there! We are sorry that your son has such severe food allergies. On the positive side, it is good to know that he has such a caring and attentive mother.
The issue of vaccines and peanut allergies is a very controversial subject in the allergy community. If you want to read more, this blog post continues the debate.
There is evidence for and against the argument that vaccines cause peanut allergies. For a period of time, vaccine companies were using small amounts of peanut oil in their vaccines, although that practice has stopped, according to Natural News. Additionally, Dr. Tim O’Shea, author of The Doctor Within, claims it wasn’t until the 1990s that rates of allergies skyrocketed - and from the 1980s to the 1990s, the rates of vaccine administration about doubled.
Additionally, there is a lack of disclosure of what is in the vaccines. This has caused some parents to believe that there are hidden ingredients which can cause allergies. Until the ingredient lists are disclosed, the argument will continue to be debated. Read this article if you want to learn more.
On the other hand, skeptics claim that all this evidence is not causal, meaning there is no proof that vaccines cause allergies. Furthermore, they say that there are other causes behind the increase in food allergies that have nothing to do with vaccines. Some of these causes possibly include pesticides and antibiotics and genetics.
More and more research continues to be conducted on the topic of food allergies. An exciting study funded by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) recently uncovered clues as to why peanut allergies develop in some children but not others. You can read more about that here.
Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer, and without more in-depth research it is just not possible. We wish you and your son the very best in coping with these allergies!
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