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Posted on: Thu, 04/19/2001 - 3:39am
MeCash's picture
Joined: 04/18/2001 - 09:00

My 5 1/2 year old son had his first asthma attack at age 6 months. It was horrible. It has been 5 years of constant battling with the disease, although his pediatrician wouldn't call it "asthma" until he was almost five. They called it "reactive airway disease." Semantics! Ugh. I was just given a referral to an allergist who tested him for over 45 allergens. He is allergic to four. Peanuts being the most severe. Cats, dogs and sage brush next. +4 for peanuts, +3 for cats 2+2 for dogs and +4 for sage brush. I don't even know what sage brush is! To top it off, my son has eaten whatever he wanted (peanuts and peanut butter included) since he was about 6 months old. I never would have put two and two together. He is also ADHD. Lets see how the diet affects THAT one! =)
Thats my contribution to your "non-survey"!

Posted on: Wed, 01/15/2003 - 1:54pm
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Simply re-raising to compliment a thread running under Main Discussion.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 01/15/2003 - 2:45pm
cynde's picture
Joined: 12/10/2002 - 09:00

No asthma yet.

Posted on: Wed, 01/15/2003 - 2:49pm
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

I have no asthma. But I do have pollen allergies (ragweed).

Posted on: Wed, 01/15/2003 - 3:17pm
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For some reason, even though I *should* be in bed, I decided to read through this thread after getting the two responses from cynde and erik so quickly. What I'm trying to figure out (and leave it to me [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] ) is why so many people or a number of people contacted me off-the-board and allowed me to post that their child was PA and did or did not have asthma. Was there something going on on the board at that time that people didn't feel comfortable coming here and posting or what? This certainly can't be a contentious question can it? Anyway, I found that odd.
cynde, touch wood. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
erik, I'm sure, if you take the time to do a search you'll find that Idiot Woman has probably already asked the question about PA + Environmental Allergies. Or you know what? Perhaps not and it is a good one IMHO.
I think, in re-reading the thread it was interesting because of the information contained and it also made me feel semi-comfortable because I know that Jesse's asthma is well controlled. Knowing that it is well controlled makes me feel better.
It is interesting with his anaphylactic reaction last month, Jesse asked for his asthma puffers at the school although the principal, secretary, and E.A. could see no signs of respiratory distress or breathing difficulties (are they the same thing?). I think what Jesse felt was constriction in his chest and that's why he asked for his puffers, thinking that he needed them.
Sadly to say, we're in that season again where I'm hearing *that* cough in the night from one or both of my wee ones. Still find it harder than PA. Really do. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 01/15/2003 - 11:26pm
Dawn's picture
Joined: 02/22/1999 - 09:00

My non pa son has asthma (just diagnosed) but my pa son was diagnosed awhile back with RAD...I've heard that it's a precursor to asthma, but he hasn't shown any signs of it lately. Anyone have experience with RAD?

Posted on: Thu, 01/16/2003 - 5:03am
Gail W's picture
Joined: 12/06/2001 - 09:00

My 9 year old daughter with PA & TNA has "moderate" asthma. (She takes 5 mg singular nightly, and uses pulmicort during the winter months.)

Posted on: Thu, 01/16/2003 - 6:22am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Cameron has had asthma since 3 months old and is PA.

Posted on: Thu, 01/16/2003 - 6:23am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Sorry to hear about the new asthma diagnosis.
I was also looking for info on RAD after an ER trip last September with our PA son who was wheezing. Actually much more than wheezing. Diagnosed with RAD, and luckliy have had no other incidents to date. Been cold and virus free, can you imagine????
Members Syd's mom, SF, Cindy Cook,AlwaysAvoidAnalphylaxis,Claire, and a few others have had experiences with this, and some gave advice to me back then.
If you seach "reactive airway disease" several threads come up, all full of good "been there" info.
What happened? How was your child treated?
Do you have a gut feeling that it will be diagnosed as asthma down the road?
Hope you can get some more info from the threads, and maybe a few new members might be able to give some insight as well.
Neil's Mom
[This message has been edited by Neil's mom (edited January 16, 2003).]

Posted on: Thu, 01/16/2003 - 6:44am
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Joined: 02/22/1999 - 09:00

Thanks, Amy. I will check into the other posts about RAD. I really don't know what to think. When we were living in Texas, it was so much worse for him, but I'm thinking that he was allergic to more stuff in the environment there (plus the horrible air quality). Whenever he caught a cold, it would inevitably turn to bronchitis, croup, and one time we thought pneumonia, based on ER doc's (quack)diagnosis, but doubted by our ped. (We'd brought him to a satellite ER because he was having trouble breathing.)He was treated with albuterol and injected with a steroid for that questionable case of pneumonia.
He's been able to shake colds more easily since we moved (a year ago) but I don't know if that is because he's older now?? I'm just watching closely. I hope and pray he doesn't develop asthma because I have a bad enough time with my non pa son's asthma!
Thank you so much for your concern! I hope you are all able to remain cold and virus free!
Be safe,


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