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Posted on: Sat, 06/24/2006 - 12:21am
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

I have never been FA tested but am in July because now I am reacting badly to soy, any soy, protein or oil. I have taken benadryl three times this week and now carry an epi pen. I am also sensitive to milk and some fruits. This is all very very new for me.
Testing July 25th.

Posted on: Sat, 06/24/2006 - 7:34am
Darkmage's picture
Joined: 10/01/2004 - 09:00

I haven't been tested for any type of allergy ever. My husband was tested for just about every kind of environmental allergy you can think of, and for a number of years took allergy shots. He stopped doing that the past 6 or 7 years, but has talked about starting up again since his allergies seem to be getting worse.
I also have environmental allergies. I'm thinking that I should get tested at some point and start on the shots too. Since I am trying to get into nursing school, I figure that having an allergy attack while trying to help a patient would not be a good thing! LOL
I have no reason to suspect that I have any food allergies at this point. (touch wood)
[i][b]Allergy Eliminator [/b][/i]

Posted on: Sat, 06/24/2006 - 8:27am
McCobbre's picture
Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

Mine have been more a case(s) of accidental FA testing.
I had an anaphylactic reaction to something a few years ago after putting lotion on my hands and then after eating some Godiva biscuits (DS was already PA). Turned out to be chamomile (not sure about the biscuits/cookies--and that wasn't ana--just very noticable allergic reaction). During that SPT dr. told me I was allergic to peanuts (didn't know he was testing for them). So that was kind of accidental FA testing.
Then last year I was getting ImmunoCap testing for shellfish after a severe reaction. I didn't know he included sesame in the panel, but I came back allergic to sesame (Class 2)--another case of accidental FA testing. You can look at my posts back in January in the Adults with PA board. I didn't believe I was allergic to sesame.I didn't even react for a while--thinking that maybe I wouldn't ever. But I do. I'm not ana to sesame at this point. Hopefully I won't ever be. I'm glad I know, because I don't think I'd be able to pinpoint it otherwise--or else would be blaming shellfish xcontam like I was for a while.
I don't know that I would get tested for the heck of it. I had a lot of allergies growing up. At one point my doctor took me off of everything but green beans and peaches and turkey because I was technically allergic to everything else but not ana to it. That didn't last long. So it might make sense for someone like me to get tested. But it's expensive.
[This message has been edited by McCobbre (edited June 24, 2006).]

Posted on: Mon, 06/26/2006 - 9:20am
mistey's picture
Joined: 01/18/2004 - 09:00

I was tested as a kid. Allergic to just about everything environmental. Also came back allergic to peas and milk. Avoided them (kind of) until teen years. I was then ok to eat them. Was never retested.
Then there was a study in Chicago where they tested the entire family for free. I came back allergic to shellfish (which I love and eat every chance I get). Dh came back allergic to peanuts.
That is interesting is that hindsight is 20/20. Dh had a couple of health issues that could have DEFINATELY had been reaction to peanut before ds was born. He is normally healthy as a horse, but there were 2 cases in which he became very ill with no *explainable* reason, according to doctors. In both cases, he had eaten something with peanuts in it. Normally, he just didn't like peanuts and usually stayed away from them.

Posted on: Mon, 06/26/2006 - 12:13pm
MommaBear's picture
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by lilpig99:
[b]Has anyones allergist been willing to test you as a parent? Just to see the results? [/b]
*My* insurance company would have a bonified Wisconsin dairy moo [i]cow[/i]. I mean, "just because". Without any . For kicks sake, I mean.
Personally? And absolutely not as advice? Just what my own hangups are? Let's say someone offered me a "free scan", let's say an MRI. Out of the blue. No objective or subjective symptoms pointing to a need for one. Just for a look-see. No benefit to me, no benefit to my child/family member as a "familial" type of thing. Just for curiosity. And hey, when they do, turns out they see something that might be a lesion on my spine, might not. Might just be a normally occurring anomoly. But not really quite sure. Now what? You know what I mean? And hey, what if I wanted to purchase life insurance, disability insurance, etc......down the road? Who knows what I might want to do in the future, what they might offer, come up, with someday. Although I know you are not talking about "scans", just allergy testing.
But maybe it's just me. Maybe not.
~no advice, just wondering.

Posted on: Tue, 06/27/2006 - 1:57pm
lilpig99's picture
Joined: 12/22/2005 - 09:00

THanks for the thoughts, comments. I just get the same question from every new person I meet whom I talk to about my kids FA's...Question: 'Really? Do you have FA's too?' MY answer: 'No.' And not that I think I do have them...I just wonder sometimes if it's 'in my blood' and I'm just not reacting.
Ya, MB, moo cow for sure. But me being the health freak that I am, I'd take 'em up on that free MRI offer...withholding my real name of course. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img].


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