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Posted on: Tue, 01/13/2004 - 11:50am
sillyfeline's picture
Joined: 03/28/2001 - 09:00

Why bother?

Posted on: Tue, 01/13/2004 - 11:53am
sillyfeline's picture
Joined: 03/28/2001 - 09:00

You guys do realize that they do not even see adults, right?

Posted on: Tue, 01/13/2004 - 12:10pm
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

There should be good allergists in NYC who see adults. I know there are several good allergists here in Toronto that see adults. Maybe try going to a hospital affiliated with the university (taeching hospital) as they may have younger and better trained allergists as well as older and more experienced allergists.

Posted on: Tue, 01/13/2004 - 10:56pm
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

I was not aware that Drs. Sampson and Sicherer don't see adults, but I'd bet they know someone good who does. Good people tend to know other good people.
I don't blame you for being frustrated, but please don't give up!

Posted on: Wed, 01/14/2004 - 2:41am
ajinnj's picture
Joined: 05/13/2003 - 09:00

I think doctor Sampson will see you even though you are an adult-- just explain your situation. You may have to wait several months for an appointment but it's worth. Like Going Nuts said, if Dr. Sampson will not see you (which I highly doubt) then he will definitely be able to refer you to someone.

Posted on: Wed, 01/14/2004 - 3:20am
Jana R's picture
Joined: 02/09/1999 - 09:00

Maybe you've already seen this resource for allergists but you can search your state at [url="http://www.aaaai.org/physref/State.asp"]http://www.aaaai.org/physref/State.asp[/url] and enter food allergy or anaphylaxis for the specialty. It might be worth a call to some their offices to see if they have experience with adult onset anaphylaxis. Adult onset is certainly not unheard of and there must be physicians in a huge populous of NY that can treat you. I know it must be frustrating when you don't have the energy to persist but I know you can find wellness if you keep at it.

Posted on: Wed, 01/14/2004 - 6:31am
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I can't remember who, but there is at least one adult on this forum that sees Dr. Sampson. He may have children as the largest part of his practice, but, it isn't all of it.
sillyfeline, my sister also has delayed reactions - and like you they tend to last up to a week (occasionally longer). It not only is totally aggravating to be itching/swelling/whatever for such a long time - but with the delay in the reaction, it is also much harder to figure out when a *new* allergy pops up.
Many miles, and a boarder between us - but I really wish I could do something (anything) to help you.

Posted on: Wed, 01/14/2004 - 12:21pm
sillyfeline's picture
Joined: 03/28/2001 - 09:00

I don't know why you all seem so hell bent on me seeing more quacks. I more than exhausted the resources in this cesspool of a city 2 years ago. I'm not waiting months to pay money I can't afford to be told that the pediatric dept isnt for grown ups. THERE ARENT ANY ALLERGISTS HERE WHO I DIDNT TRY. HELP DOES NOT EXIST HERE. I HAD TO COMMUTE 40 MILES TO FIND SOMEONE GOOD. AND HE IS. Help does not exist. I have the epipens, the pills, the inhalers. What I don't have is any hope left. Theyre all just overpriced quacks and I cant spend any more time or money on their abuse. But it seems like nobody hears that. I don't know. Maybe I should just stop coming again. It doesn't seem to much matter.

Posted on: Wed, 01/14/2004 - 12:22pm
sillyfeline's picture
Joined: 03/28/2001 - 09:00

But hey, thanks for deciding that the only allergist who ever helped me at all must not be good. Cuz that was really helpful.

Posted on: Wed, 01/14/2004 - 12:26pm
sillyfeline's picture
Joined: 03/28/2001 - 09:00

You know what? I have tried everything and this place just makes me more upset. Everyone needs to believe that there is hope for everyone or they might see this as what could happen to them. So they blame; it must be my doc or something i didn't try, when the truth is it's all been done and there just is nothing. And now I just feel less understood and more isolated than ever. Reaching out is wrong. I need to learn to stop this.


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