Help is this a reaction???

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 7:48am
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Hello,

I am new to this board, and dont get me wrong I am really hoping I dont belong here becuase I love Peanuts.

First of all I have never had an issue eating peanuts my whole life. After my second child I started noticing that after eating a peanut butter sandwich i would feel sick. Now finally 4 years later I got an allergy test and it said that i dont have any significant food allergies. But after I eat nuts or the spread I am very on edge, EXTREMELY Irritable, feel flush, nausious.....i just want to vomit (which it takes a lot for me to actually vomit). It takes a couple days for this to subside. Is this a reaction? and if so why didnt it show up on an allergy test???

This use to be my comfort food....help.

Collene

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 9:58am
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Allergy tests are not always accurate, my sister is adult onset (age 28 when she realized it) to nuts and soy, both her RAST and SPT have been negative. There is no mistaking how bad she feels with even cross contamination, so her doctor says ignore the numbers, avoid it if she feels sick (her airway also closed up driving by a soy field being harvested) so she is definitely sensitive.
My ds's soy numbers are now not measurable on RAST, however his SPT is still 2+, he still sneezes with soy lecithin (hidden in EGGOs and not on label) so we still avoid, although he is less sensitive (I think) than he used to be.
I think I have allergies as well, while pregnant with dd, I couldn't eat tuna anymore, still can't stand it since it made me so sick. If I eat something while out that is not safe for our house, I usually pay dearly. Either headaches, stomachaches or the most horrible uterine/bladder pains you can imagine. I can never narrow it down as there are usually six or seven foreign ingredients in even one item that I don't normally eat, not usually worth the effort to try and figure it out. I just don't indulge anymore.
My advice, if you feel poorly for days, avoid it, it's possible it could get worse. I believe I read somewhere that shellfish is a common late onset allergy, and women who've had children are more apt to develop it. If that's true, I imagine the havoc of pregnancy could bring on any number of body changes, allergies included.

Posted on: Sun, 04/16/2006 - 5:20am
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I don't want to convince you you don't have PA in case you do, so please be very cautious. My ds is PA, however I am Not. But with each pregnancy (3) I had sensitivity to my blood sugar level. Whenever I would eat PB or PB&J, esp on an empty stomach I would experience symptoms similar to what you describe. I would also experience it to any other combination of fat and sugar but this was the most obvious and common one I ate during pregnancy, esp at lunch time when my stomach was emptier than in the evening.
You could also have a RAST test to double check whether you are allergic. And try eating full fat vanilla ice cream or something similar to see if that bothers you at all...hopefully for you it is just the fat and sugar content as well. TJsmom

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 9:58am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Allergy tests are not always accurate, my sister is adult onset (age 28 when she realized it) to nuts and soy, both her RAST and SPT have been negative. There is no mistaking how bad she feels with even cross contamination, so her doctor says ignore the numbers, avoid it if she feels sick (her airway also closed up driving by a soy field being harvested) so she is definitely sensitive.
My ds's soy numbers are now not measurable on RAST, however his SPT is still 2+, he still sneezes with soy lecithin (hidden in EGGOs and not on label) so we still avoid, although he is less sensitive (I think) than he used to be.
I think I have allergies as well, while pregnant with dd, I couldn't eat tuna anymore, still can't stand it since it made me so sick. If I eat something while out that is not safe for our house, I usually pay dearly. Either headaches, stomachaches or the most horrible uterine/bladder pains you can imagine. I can never narrow it down as there are usually six or seven foreign ingredients in even one item that I don't normally eat, not usually worth the effort to try and figure it out. I just don't indulge anymore.
My advice, if you feel poorly for days, avoid it, it's possible it could get worse. I believe I read somewhere that shellfish is a common late onset allergy, and women who've had children are more apt to develop it. If that's true, I imagine the havoc of pregnancy could bring on any number of body changes, allergies included.

Posted on: Sun, 04/16/2006 - 5:20am
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I don't want to convince you you don't have PA in case you do, so please be very cautious. My ds is PA, however I am Not. But with each pregnancy (3) I had sensitivity to my blood sugar level. Whenever I would eat PB or PB&J, esp on an empty stomach I would experience symptoms similar to what you describe. I would also experience it to any other combination of fat and sugar but this was the most obvious and common one I ate during pregnancy, esp at lunch time when my stomach was emptier than in the evening.
You could also have a RAST test to double check whether you are allergic. And try eating full fat vanilla ice cream or something similar to see if that bothers you at all...hopefully for you it is just the fat and sugar content as well. TJsmom

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