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Posted on: Sat, 09/02/2006 - 1:13pm
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About 10 years. DD was almost 2 when she had her first severe reaction and she is now 11.5.

Posted on: Fri, 09/08/2006 - 2:18pm
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PA - 2 years (he is 5 now), but just had his first reaction so total avoidance - 1 week!
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5 year old peanut allergy/dairy allergy/asthma
8 year old dairy intollerant/asthma

Posted on: Fri, 09/08/2006 - 2:42pm
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Timmy- diagnosed at 11 months- will be 11 on 9/22- so almost 10 years.
Bethany- diagnosed at 8 years old- about 3 weeks ago.

Posted on: Sat, 09/09/2006 - 3:55am
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I am 15 and have been dealing with Ana TNA for 8 years.

Posted on: Sat, 09/09/2006 - 1:14pm
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PA 7 years this coming Halloween for DD.
She turns 9 tomorrow.

Posted on: Mon, 09/11/2006 - 7:03am
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On November 21st it'll be 15 years.

Posted on: Mon, 09/11/2006 - 10:37am
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About 36 years. I was about 2 when I had my first reaction.
Kyla

Posted on: Wed, 09/20/2006 - 6:34am
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I am 21 and was diagnosed when I was 16 months old.

Posted on: Fri, 09/22/2006 - 2:09pm
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I have been dealing with it since I was 2, which makes it 33 years. It's gotten worse over the years too!
Allergic to Peanuts, Bananas, Kiwi, avocados.

Posted on: Mon, 07/30/2007 - 10:20am
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I have been diagnosed PA since Nov 13,2006. I was able to eat peanuts/peanut butter from age 3 until August 21,2006 when my mouth started to burn after eating a fingertip of peanut butter. Now my husband has to be careful too.
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Melissa Warner

Posted on: Sat, 08/04/2007 - 11:10pm
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2 years. Seems like forever

Posted on: Sun, 08/05/2007 - 12:56am
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Quote:Originally posted by jeremyswife05:
[b]I have been diagnosed PA since Nov 13,2006. I was able to eat peanuts/peanut butter from age 3 until August 21,2006 when my mouth started to burn after eating a fingertip of peanut butter. Now my husband has to be careful too.
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Melissa why don't you go over to the introductions page and say hello. We have a couple of adult onset members you could share stories with. And maybe don't use your entire name in a post? Not a great idea internet wise....
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Peg

Posted on: Sun, 08/05/2007 - 3:06am
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I had just met my DH when I found out I was allergic. I was 26. It was hard for him to adjust to me eating anything then changing to being careful.

Posted on: Sun, 08/05/2007 - 1:38pm
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DS1 was diagnosed Feb. 27, 2005 breaking out in hives after eating a PB sandwich. He was 21m.
He had shared a PB cookie with DH Nov 2004 w/no reaction. I gave him a teaspoon Jan 2005 for him to taste and me to "test the waters" as you could say; no reaction. No one else in our family has a food allergy (including grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and cousins).
As of Aug 2007, it's been 2yrs 6m and reaction free.
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Kimberly
Wife to Joel (since 1999)
SAHM to:
DS#1 (May 2003) PA since Feb 2004
DS#2 (Jan 2006) NKA

Posted on: Sun, 08/05/2007 - 1:39pm
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opps...
[This message has been edited by artlvr (edited August 05, 2007).]

Posted on: Mon, 08/06/2007 - 8:15pm
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nearly 9 years

Posted on: Tue, 12/04/2007 - 7:41am
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I've had allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, and basically any kind of nut product for 15 years (and counting). =]

Posted on: Mon, 01/21/2008 - 7:01am
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25 years, although I wasn't officially diagnosed until about six years ago. "Lucky" and "Stupid" don't even begin to cover the preceding nineteen...

Posted on: Tue, 03/04/2008 - 11:17am
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18 years, was born with it.

Posted on: Tue, 03/04/2008 - 11:58am
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I was officially diagnosed with PA and TNA almost a year ago (April 24). I found out after the diagnosis that I randomly refused to eat PB and any nuts for that matter when I was three. My parents never bothered to get me tested. I had to do it myself last year after I had a contact reaction while at a conference for school. Since then, I have had two trips to the hospital both accidental exposure.

Posted on: Sat, 01/30/2010 - 2:00am
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62 years
When I was very young, the pediatrican told my mom I was allergic to peanuts, but no tests were done.
My first trip to an allergy specialist will be coming up in the next two week.
Why? I am now having convulsions when I am exposed...not good......
I HATE PEANUTS!

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 12:56pm
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DD is 10. We've been dealing w/ PA for about 8 1/2 yrs. We were very uneducated in the early years, and don't think I started REALLY getting educated until about 4yrs ago.

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 1:02pm
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We have been dealing with Aiden's PA for just over a year.
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Mommy to Aiden (1/26/05) PA,wheat,barley,soy,egg and others yet to be discovered and Connor (7/21/06) who we hope will be AF

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 1:09pm
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PA - 9 months. (TNA - 11 years)

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 1:16pm
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PA and TNA 4 years.

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 1:36pm
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18 months!
Edited to add: 18 months since official diagnosis but I was sick for a couple of years prior to diagnosis - I just didn't know why until it got really bad.
[This message has been edited by Adele (edited August 22, 2006).]

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 1:50pm
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10 yrs PA, 4 years for TNA.
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Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 2:20pm
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PA- 37 years

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 2:50pm
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30 years. But i guess when i *sort of* started dealing with it would be 15 years ago after an anaphylactic episode and actually being prescribed an epipen. I started getting more basic info. on allergies upon signing up with Anaphylaxis Canada after my allergist suggested it. I *really* started researching allergies in April 2005 (I think that's the date) after allergy expo and I found the website at allergicliving.com. I was referred to this website there! Oct. 2005 was the start of some major allergy angst . . . I was referred to a new allergist on account of getting hives all the time. My allergist ran me through tests and put me on a few foods diet at which point I discovered a few more major allergies (potatoes, corn). I had been diagnosed with a wheat allergy a year or two before that so I was scared that I'd become allergic to more foods.

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 3:03pm
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in december, it will be 10 years that we've been dealing with PA.

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 3:27pm
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30 or so years
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30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 10:55pm
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7 years with DD who is 9years old
1 year with DS who is 7 years old

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 10:55pm
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10 years. Since DD was 13 months old. She's 11 now.

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 11:31pm
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3 years, since ds was diagnosed at 1. Meg

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 11:46pm
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Found out when I was 3, so 20.

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 11:59pm
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DS was 18mos. at diagnosis.
He'll be 10 this October.

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 12:39am
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almost 11 years now

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 12:52am
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4 months from PA diagnosis at 3.25 years
2 years for egg
Lindy

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 2:28am
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7 years

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 6:11am
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Well over 6 years. Seven next spring...

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 6:12am
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Life-long (over 40 years).
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Terri in the USA
(Severe allergy to peanuts, walnuts, haddock, tuna and avoid all nuts and fish)

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 6:41am
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7 months - dd was diagnosed in January a couple weeks after her first b-day. She has yet to react to peanuts that we know of though [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 6:58am
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About 11 years.
Amy

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 9:03am
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8 1/2 years - ds was almost 1 y/o.

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 9:17am
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Just over 5 years, since he was 14 months old.

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 10:26am
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Almost 11 years. DD's first reaction was at daycare, so I know it was fall, but months are a bit fuzzy but that is about right.
And that is long enough I got the "well, just don't have her eat any peanuts" and no epi prescription treatment from her doc.
I think there is so much more info available now!

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 11:52am
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Just three months.

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 12:12pm
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3 years 2 months
Luvmyboys

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 12:11am
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21 months. It seems like we have always been dealing with this, but it's really not that long. I guess we have adjusted so much and are so used to the lifestyle that it's normal now.

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 1:11am
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2 years

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