Met a fellow with adult onset PA today...

Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2007 - 10:44am
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

I met a woman the other day reading labels for her PA. We were both in a rush but we exchanged stories and greetings. It was maybe the third time in recent months for me.

Posted on: Wed, 01/10/2007 - 4:12am
SallyL's picture
Joined: 02/20/2006 - 09:00

I know of a woman who suddenly deveoped a nut allergy in her late 50s - out of nowhere. I know it can happen but it still seems to odd to me! I always wonder why that happens.

Posted on: Thu, 01/11/2007 - 4:26am
k9ruby's picture
Joined: 03/25/2004 - 09:00 goes lol!
My neighbour is Ana and a tested class 6 to peanuts (hes 14) and *mildly* allergic to treenuts (at the moment he has only had a small rash).
One of my mums best friends husband is INTOLERANT to nuts, and gets headache and under the weather (no IgE) and has been for 30 years.
One of my friends friends at school is *moderatly* allergic to peanuts, carries epipen, but never has had a full blown ana reaction, but he reacts by smell (his first reaction was from a hamster food bag at a pet store bursting open at the end of the ile.
I also know a few epipen carriers because our school has their own support group, but i cant remember who they all are.

Posted on: Thu, 02/01/2007 - 12:31pm
NCPeanutMom's picture
Joined: 07/22/2004 - 09:00

A woman I know in a local organization I belong to has adult-onset peanut/tree-nut allergies. She probably started them in her early 40's or so. Said she ate them all the time, and then was having a salad with nuts in it and felt her throat closing up. Our discussion started when I was looking for something in my purse and laid one of my kids' epi-pens on the table.

Posted on: Fri, 05/11/2007 - 12:44am
mom0810's picture
Joined: 03/30/2007 - 09:00

I have adult onset PA. It started during my pregnancy with my son, at age 32. I had never had a food allergy before. It really stinks!!

Posted on: Fri, 05/11/2007 - 1:35am
mistey's picture
Joined: 01/18/2004 - 09:00

That's interesting. I have met a few adult onset PAs, and they have ALL been women. This is the first man adult onset that personally have heard of. I was beginning to wonder if they existed [img][/img]

Posted on: Fri, 05/11/2007 - 4:29am
mom0810's picture
Joined: 03/30/2007 - 09:00

So far, my son has no food allergies, or any others. He is 17 months old now, and I am still nursing. I do not know if anyone else in my "birth" family has food allergies, as I was adopted at 2 days old. Back in the 70's, nobody really passed along good health records, you know?
I DO miss things like not having to worry about every little thing I put in my mouth. I don't really miss peanuts, I never was a big fan, I guess. I did used to like PB&J's, you know, comfort food! [img][/img] But I can still have soy butter or some other substitute, which I don't. It's just not the same.
I don't really miss anything else. Maybe walnuts in brownies. Or pecans. I really liked those. But I am avoiding tree nuts for now, too.
If I miss anything, it's the freedom I used to have, that I did not appreciate at the time because I did not know any different.

Posted on: Fri, 05/11/2007 - 5:44am
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

Last october I was getting halloween candy for my kids and there was an older couple reading labels in the halloween candy aisle. I asked if they were checking for nuts and they said their grandchild was allergic to peanuts (possible tree nuts too-I can't remember). I've met two moms at the Y with nut allergic kids. One has peanut/tree nut/soy allergies and the other mom's child reacted to cashew. She avoids all nuts. I don't know if they ever tested her son for other nuts or just told her to avoid everything.

Posted on: Fri, 05/11/2007 - 8:37am
mom0810's picture
Joined: 03/30/2007 - 09:00

My adoption is something that I am very comfortable talking about, always have been. It's always been a really positive and wonderful thing. In fact, my hubby and I planned on adopting because we could not get pregnant for 7 years, and then when we were researching it--surprise! I got pregnant.
It's really hard having PA as an adult, but I am trying to cope. I did not eat many peanut products while pregnant, but I did eat a TON of nuts. Easy way to get protein since I am not a big meat eater. Well, it WAS an easy way...

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2007 - 1:38am
madtypr's picture
Joined: 12/01/2005 - 09:00

A teacher at my daughter's school just recently found out she is allergic to peanuts. I'm guessing she's in her 30s. I haven't had a chance to talk to her yet, but am anxious to do so.

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2007 - 2:29am
Adele's picture
Joined: 01/31/2005 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by SallyL:
[b]I know of a woman who suddenly deveoped a nut allergy in her late 50s - out of nowhere. I know it can happen but it still seems to odd to me! I always wonder why that happens.[/b]
Hmmm - must have been ME! Though I was a mere 55 when diagnosed.
I miss the 'thought' of eating things with nuts (such as Snickers Pie, served at a local restaurant) but mostly, I miss the freedom to eat anything without the constant third-degree and label reading.
I don't miss how I felt after eating peanuts. I am a 'new' woman, healthwise.

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