How Old Are You? How Old is Your PA Child? Their Other Parent?

Posted on: Tue, 02/04/2003 - 11:34pm
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I was fairly sure that I had raised this question before but a search didn't bring it up, so.....

How old are you? How old is your PA child? How old is their other parent?

I'm 43. Jesse is 7. His Father is also 43.

(Thank-you for Cindia for the idea for this thread [img][/img] )

Best wishes! [img][/img]


Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 12:32am
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i'm newly 37 (and loving it. sarcasm. no allergies other than horrendous hayfever during the fall months. gets better every year though and was totally absent during all my pregnancies????), my husband is 42 (allergic to walnuts and pecans - and who knows what else since he's never been tested- and also claims to have been allergic to peanuts as a child. his mother says he broke out horribly and had facial and tongue swelling then to all nuts and peanuts. he just avoids them all and doesn't like them anyway. can't get him to go to the doctor for real advice), our two PA girls are 7 and 4 (allergic to soy, wheat and egg each also. though not allergic enough to really mention at this point. ezcema). our other two kids are son, 11 (his) and daughter,12(mine). they were blessed to have a different genetic combination (haha) and have no known allergies (other than seasonal for my daughter). joey
btw, my dad (physician) believes that my girls could be PA due to the excessive amounts of peanut butter i consumed during my (diabetic) pregnancies. i literally ate it at least 3-4 times per day in lieu of other sources of protein. i didn't know any better. i had never heard of peanut protein possibly crossing the barrier to the baby and creating a problem. others think my husband's allergies are the culprit. though it doesn't really matter at this point, i would be curious to know what really happened.

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 12:44am
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Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

Hi Cindy,
I'm 39(just turned in Nov [img][/img]) and dh is 35(36 in May)
and pa son is 5(6 in April)

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 1:01am
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Joined: 08/19/2002 - 09:00

Hi Cindy,
I am 38 as of yesterday...thanks again everyone! DH is 40 (41 in August) and our PA son is 8. (9 in April). [img][/img]
Stay Safe!

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 1:21am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Hi Cindy,

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 2:07am
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Joined: 01/10/2000 - 09:00

Hi Cindi- I'm 34, pa dd is 5 and dh is 36.

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 3:23am
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Joined: 03/10/2002 - 09:00

I'm 32 (33 in Sept)
DH is 35 (36 on Saturday)
DD is 2 (3 on April 15) & is PA & TNA
DS is due on April 15
I also think my DD PA & TNA is due in part to the large amounts of Peanutbutter & Tree nuts that I ate while pregnant. We had no allergies in our family, so I was never told to avoid Peanuts & other nuts.

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 5:47am
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I saw another good question staring at me just in this thread, but thank heaven for all, it went away (it may come back [img][/img] )
I did not eat copious amounts or actually any amounts of pb while pregnant with Jesse. I have hated it since I was four years old. I do know that I may have eaten some peanut products, but not enough that I carry the Mother Guilt of having given Jesse his PA because of my eating peanut products. Nope.
I'm at least relieved of that guilt.
I'm wondering if it simply isn't something to do with not being fit for reproduction in some way. That sounds absolutely terrible, but I mean just the combination of the Father (or Mother) and your qualities, you're bound to have a child that is a particular way. Although, when I look at DH, actually he didn't have any childhood allergies or difficulties, anything has been later on in his life. I'm the one that the allergies would really come from. Ah, who knows. That's why we continue to explore here I guess.
But no, I definitely am not responsible, because of my eating habits for Jesse's PA.
I didn't mention my daughter, although I see others did mention their non-allergic children as well because she isn't PA.
At any rate, I also have my non-PA daughter, Ember, who is 5. Very pleased and proud that she lost her second baby tooth this week. [img][/img]
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 7:46am
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Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

cindy: i had to laugh at your comment about "not being fit for reproduction!" [img][/img] the running joke around here, since our two older kids from previous marriages are not PA (or allergic to anything serious), is that my husband and i have some freakish genetic combination! haha. of course i wouldn't say that in front of my PA girls but we do occasionally make little jokes about our combined gene pool! [img][/img] i do, however, really feel that there is some validity to the theory that peanut protein crosses over to the baby in some instances. it's something at least to consider. if you think of how PA is on the rise (or does it just seem that way now that we are paying attention to it?), then it would be worth looking into the large amounts of peanut butter and such that expectant mothers consume. i've even wondered if the next generations' PA kids won't be due in part ot the large amounts of peanut butter young people are eating now. does a body build up some sort of antigen to large amounts of it, or something?? then pass it on to offspring? i don't understand the process well enough to comment any further about it. just a thought. naturally...i have once again gone the wrong direction with the topic.. i am so bad about that. hope no one thinks i'm sick talking poorly about my own gene pool; we just try to keep it light around here sometimes. [img][/img] and, besides, if i may say girls are genetically blessed in too many other ways to count.joey

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 9:13am
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joeybeth, I know exactly what you're saying [img][/img] Really, when I look at it, aside from Jesse's PA and Ember's need for glasses, the only other things that DH and I brought together into the mix with our gene pools are controllable things that I would have to deal
with (or not, hopefully) later on in life, which don't even need to be talked about right now. Oh, and Jesse definitely gets his teeth from both parents. Both DH and I had teeth removed at 7 years of age to make room for our big people teeth coming in, and guess what's happening with Jesse? Same thing.
Jesse definitely gets his environmental allergies from me. Probably both of them the asthma from me as well. Ember and her eyes, that would be me too.
Of course, I do believe there is some validity to your discussion about pregnant and breastfeeding Mothers who eat pb and consume a lot of peanut products. What I think I'm trying to say, to those Mothers that are consumed by heavy Mother Guilt, is that perhaps it isn't why your child is PA.
Look at me. I have a PA child and I know it's not because of my eating habits. It just happened.
However, this doesn't mean that because I may be an exception, I would encourage pregnant or nursing Mothers to eat pb or peanut products. No way!
I think we did raise a question here under Main Discussion about why we think PA is on the increase. I'll try to find it. [img][/img]
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 9:31am
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Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

I think ea's are on the rise and so are food allergic children from parents that have ea's.

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 12:13pm
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Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

i have a lot of other types of "mother guilt", believe me. but, PA isn't one of them. even if my eating habits during pregnancy (or before pregnancy even) had anything to do with the girls being PA, it wasn't something i was aware of. i wouldn't blame myself. most of us ate peanut butter thinking we were doing something good for our babies- protein, protein, protein. plus, i couldn't stomach the sight of meat during pregnancy. even if harm was done, it was definitely unintentional on my part. now...i have lots of reasons to have mother guilt but i'll have to start a whole new topic for that....i scream, i'm impatient, sometimes i forget they're just kids and don't have 37 years worth of perspective on things like i do, etc...etc...etc... [img][/img] joey

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 12:37pm
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Joined: 12/31/2002 - 09:00

My DD gets her eczema from my DH's side and the environmental allergies from me. Not sure where the PA came from because I have no food allergies (mostly dust, dog, pollen) and I didn't have a lot of peanut butter while pregnant.
Me 32 (33 in March)
DH 36 (just turned 36 in January)
DD will be 1 in March

Posted on: Thu, 02/06/2003 - 4:38am
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Joined: 12/06/2001 - 09:00

I'm 43 (environmental allergies)
DH is 42 (mild exercise induced asthma)
PA/TNA DD is 9 (also moderate asthma)
Non-PA DD is 5 (no known allergies or asthma)
I ate large amounts of peanut butter during my first pregnancy... and was 34 when DD was born.

Posted on: Thu, 02/06/2003 - 7:27am
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Joined: 09/16/2002 - 09:00 I feel like an oldster or what! [img][/img] I am 45(46 in April), my husband just turned 51 in January, our daughter who does not have any food allergies is 17 and our son who has been PA since he was 1 year old is now 14(15 in August). I did eat pb when I was pregnant with our son, but I also ate it when I was pregnant with our daughter. I didn't know any better back then. I did not breast feed our son so he would not have been exposed through breast milk. I did not breast feed our daughter either. Goodness knows I tried with both, but it just didn't work out.

Posted on: Thu, 02/06/2003 - 8:31am
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Joined: 12/10/2002 - 09:00

I'm 38 (that's 26 American) and DS is 8.

Posted on: Thu, 02/06/2003 - 1:12pm
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Joined: 09/21/2000 - 09:00

I am 35 (normally referred to as 30something)I have not had any allergy problems.
DH is 2 months younger-- has developed environmental allergies as well as shellfish allergy in adulthood (after pa son was born)
DD - not pa - 14
DS - pa - 9 will be 10 next week.

Posted on: Thu, 02/06/2003 - 4:37pm
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Joined: 04/24/2000 - 09:00

i'm 26, but my 27th year will be finished in a few more days. my husband (i frequently refer to him as "boy") is also 26.
we have no children. i'm the one with food allergies. we both have respiratory allergies, i have skin allergies and such. he's severely allergic to dogs, which trigger his asthma. i have MCS, in addition to being allergic to the entire darn world.
and, at the moment, i'm very, very jittery and such because i had to take ephedrine. i didn't realize that i had a rubber-handled flashlight in my hand. then i put it in my mouth (was checking phone box outside, in 6-7" of snow, still falling)...
someone allergic to latex should be more careful. i can't believe i even HAD a rubber flashlight. i don't DO that kind of thing. it's going to be bagged (by boy) first thing tomorrow and given to a friend.
I broke out in hives, too. Since the epinephrine doesn't help me with those, I looked for some fast-acting antihistamines. I'm allergic to benadryl, by the way. I can take claritin redi-tabs for hives and they work pretty well for me. They do hit the bloodstream fast, fortunately. Well, we apparently bought Alavert brand loratidine for boy this week. It contains aspartame, which gives me headaches. So now I have no hives, but a horrid headache and I'm horribly jittery.
I probably shouldn't post this, but I will. [img][/img]
*sigh* Need to stay up longer to be sure reaction doesn't return. Not like I could sleep after the ephedrine, anyway.

Posted on: Fri, 02/07/2003 - 12:48am
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Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

ygg: sorry you are dealing with so many different types of allergies. i have a hard time with just the PA (and it's not even mine! haha). i really feel for those of you who have allergies and sensitivities that affect so many areas of your life. at least with my 2 pa girls, we are only really affected by food-related events, generally speaking. joey

Posted on: Fri, 02/07/2003 - 12:48am
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Joined: 03/29/2002 - 09:00

I'm 35, my husband is 36.
14 yr old daughter: tree nuts
6 1/2 yr old son: tree nuts, latex, bananas
4 1/2 yr old son: PA, tree nuts, latex.
My husband and I joke about our combination, allergies from both sides, good thing we didn't know the high chance of our offspring developing some type of allergies!
Although if I would have known, I for sure would have stayed away from pb during pregnancy and breastfeeding. I did wait a while to introduce pb in our youngest, but he still developed it. Bummer!!
[This message has been edited by JSaastad (edited February 07, 2003).]

Posted on: Fri, 02/07/2003 - 6:24am
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Joined: 01/23/2003 - 09:00

Looks like I'm the youngin' here...
I'm 28
PA son is 3 1/2
Husband is 33
I'm pretty new to this site so...bare with me. What is DH, DD, DS?? I'm sure you are all laughing at me but come on, I'm new.

Posted on: Fri, 02/07/2003 - 7:02am
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Joined: 09/10/2001 - 09:00

Jodi, we've all been there! DD is dear daughter, DH is dear husband and DS is dear son. (although I don't always like to refer to my DH as dear [img][/img] ).
I'm 38
DH is 39 - anaphalactic to melons, aspartame
DS is 10 - allergic to cats
DS is 6 - PA
DD is 4 - no allergies!!!
[This message has been edited by wood145 (edited February 07, 2003).]

Posted on: Fri, 02/07/2003 - 7:35am
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Joined: 08/19/2002 - 09:00

Time to bump up the computer lingo thread (Web Abbreviations) on the Off Topic Board. [img][/img]
Jodi, we've all been there which is why the thread was started in the first place. LOL! (LOL means Laughing Out Loud) [img][/img]
Stay Safe!
[This message has been edited by Jazz It Up (edited February 07, 2003).]

Posted on: Fri, 02/07/2003 - 8:03am
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Joined: 04/12/2002 - 09:00

Me- 39, allergic to dogs,sulfa,environmental allergies
DH- 39, allergic to cats, environmental allergies
DS- 12, allergic to cats, dust mites, has eczema.
DS- 10, PA, shellfish, treenuts, dust mites
DS- 9 nothing!!!!!!

Posted on: Fri, 02/07/2003 - 8:16am
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Joined: 07/21/2001 - 09:00

Me - 35 - only allergic to penicillian
Hubby - 40 - always had bad environmental allergies since childhood
Son#1 - 7 - only allergic to amoxicillian
Son#2 - 3 - allergic to wheat, barley, oats, rye, dairy, peanuts, and cechlor.
Baby on the Way - We'll found out soon.
Supposedly son#2 gets his allergies from his father's side. I figure I already have to deal with multiple allergies from son#2 so if the baby ends up with allergies, I'm already used to the routine. Someone actually said they couldn't believe we would have another child after knowing son#2 had so many allergies. I replied that my allergic son is healthy and smart and many children are not that lucky in life. And besides, with his healthy diet, he's gonna outlive us all. Grin. Amazing how rude some people can be. Julie B.
Edit: Ugh. Forgot to add the kid's ages. Sorry. It's called dorking out from sleep depravation due to peeing all night. Grin.
[This message has been edited by julieb (edited February 07, 2003).]

Posted on: Fri, 02/07/2003 - 10:48pm
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Posted on: Sat, 02/08/2003 - 1:37pm
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Looks like I'm the oldster at 49, hubby is 51 our PA is 5.
My allergy cats. Hubby, none
Ate peanut butter during pregnancy and nursing (nearly 14months ). Wish I had been told not too. Gave up caffeine and chocolate until I stopped nursing. I was soooo careful. Go figure!

Posted on: Tue, 02/11/2003 - 9:00pm
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Joined: 09/17/2000 - 09:00

Our kids, too, were 'doomed' to be atopic.
I am 24, and my family background includes asthma (STRONG), allergies (a little of everything, but nothing extremely serious), and eczema. My husband is 55, and his family background includes allergies (pretty severe enviro ones, no foods, etc) and some eczema.
The kids are Meagan (not PA, but suspect TNA) who is 5y and has food and enviro allergies, eczema, asthma, vision issues, dental issues, and growth issues, and Matt (PA/TNA) who is 4y and has food, drug, enviro, and misc allergies, eczema, asthma, and growth issues, oh and some odd 'allergic-type' problems, not true allergies but the symptoms are allergic in nature.
The atopic diseases came about because of the presence of 2 or more of them in each of mine and my husband's background. Even still as far as I'm concerned, the asthma and eczema came from me, as those two are both more common in my family than my husband's. The enviro allergies came more from my husband (his lot suffered/suffers horribly from them), and the food and other allergies I think were the kids' spin on things.
Atopic diseases included, I played a bigger role in handing down the 'health' genes for some reason. Meagan has inheirted my vision problems (with a slight twist), Matthew has inheirted my 'allergy' to warm/hot water (HIVES...and tons of them, the hotter the water, the worse they are, if the face gets wet we also have hayfever-like symptoms), and while it is not yet official, it's suspected that both kids have inheirted a growth hormone deficiency from me.
In our case, I think it was *me*, as opposed to us together, that shouldn't have been allowed to reproduce! lol ;-)

Posted on: Wed, 02/12/2003 - 1:14am
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Joined: 03/05/2001 - 09:00

I'M 44 (in March)
DH is 48 (in April)
DD is 13 (in July)
I have environmental allergies - dust, pollen, smoke, grass, and dogs, cats, feathers, wool, nothing exotic, and no food allergies.
DH has NO allergies at all. DD has ALL his physical traits - eyes, teeth, hair, body shape and heighth. (slim, muscles, blond, beautiful eyes, bautiful mouth - lucky girl) I wish she had inherited his immune system too, instead of mine!
All she got from me was her brains! (Which is also lucky, as my DH will freely admit)
I don't feel too guilty about what I ate during pregnancy. I probably had a bit of peanut butter on occasion, but my cravings (huge!) were for canteloupe and red licorice. Of course, none of the pre-natal stuff I read (and I read a lot) warned me about passing on food sensitivities. If I'd known, I would have been more cautious, obviously.
It makes me mad, not guilty!

Posted on: Wed, 02/12/2003 - 2:50am
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Joined: 08/09/1999 - 09:00

I'm 45, Husband is 46, PA Daughter is 8.
Stay Safe,

Posted on: Wed, 02/12/2003 - 7:42am
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Joined: 01/19/2003 - 09:00

I'm 39 in april no allergies.
Dh is 42 no allergies.
My 14 yr old is allergic to penicillan.
My 10 yr old Asthma, tn and pa.
My 4 yr old nothing so far.

Posted on: Wed, 02/12/2003 - 7:50am
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Joined: 07/15/1999 - 09:00

I'm 41 with no allergies
Husband 41 with hayfever---was allergic to cats but we ended up with two kittens one day and he grew out of it as the kittens grew.
Son 7 allergic to peanuts, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts---most severe allergy is peanuts.

Posted on: Wed, 02/12/2003 - 1:14pm
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jodi, I thought your post asking what the different short terms meant was really cute.
Why? Because when I first became a member here, I was in touch with another member off-the-board and I had to ask her in an e-mail what LOL meant. I kept looking at it and thinking it meant Lord oh Lord, or who knows what?
I don't know if it's poor netiquette or not, but I very rarely use short terms when I'm writing on the board.
I do know I use DH when I'm in an okay mood with DH, otherwise he's referred to as the Father [img][/img]
But no, as far as DS and DD, I never use them.
Is it okay?
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Mon, 02/17/2003 - 11:17pm
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Joined: 02/12/2003 - 09:00

I'm (Andrea)-dust, trees, pollen 29
Husband Rob - no allergies 30
Matthew - pa 3yrs
Christopher - 7mths
Lots of allergies on my side my mom has anaphalactic allergy to penecillon (?) and minor allergy to sulphas, my sister, uncle and gr.grandma anaphalactic to bees.

Posted on: Tue, 02/18/2003 - 10:23pm
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Joined: 01/26/2003 - 09:00

I'm 31-seasonal allergies, cat allergy
DH 36-eczema
DD 8-PA, TNA, asthma, suspected milk allery, eczema
DS 3-asthma, eczema

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