ROLL CALL! All adults who grew up with PA

Posted on: Thu, 11/30/2006 - 4:19am
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hi all!

Having a new adult PA member, I realized that I don't have an idea of how many "adults who grew up with PA" there are now on the boards.

So - just a roll call of who you are, how old, how long having PA, and then 'what do you get out of being at PA.com?'

Thanks [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Adrienne

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30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Thu, 11/30/2006 - 5:03am
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Hi. I got PA when I was 26. I'm 36 now. In between those years I became allergic to more things including tree nuts and shellfish. I was happy to find this peanutallergy.com as I have a son who is severely allergic to peanuts/tree nuts/seeds and although reading these boards some times gives me tears, and sometimes gives me laughs it keeps me somewhat sane dealing with allergies. I can handle the allergies - it's the people that I can't control and some people don't get it. But whatever you do stay calm when you explain peanut allergies to people no matter how they react or else we look like psychos (even when we have good reason). I pray for everyone here to be safe. And I thank God that I found this site.

Posted on: Thu, 11/30/2006 - 5:22am
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Quote:Originally posted by ajgauthier:
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I don't have an idea of how many "adults who grew up with PA" there are now on the boards. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Adrienne
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I didn't grow up with PA.
I have adult-onset. I'm 57. Was diagnosed at 55, though probably had PA for quite a few years before diagnosis.
Why am I here? Information and camaraderie of those dealing with the same problem.

Posted on: Thu, 11/30/2006 - 7:25am
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I've always been peanut allergic.
I tend to discuss allergies in general here rather than PA specifically--this board is a great source of support and info.
Actually, this board is a good place to get advice about just about anything (in the off topic section).
[This message has been edited by LisaM (edited November 30, 2006).]

Posted on: Thu, 11/30/2006 - 7:39am
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I am 41 (today), had PA for about 39 years, and find this site informative regarding manufacturers, travel, and general PA issues. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
So I've had PA all my life.

Posted on: Thu, 11/30/2006 - 7:47am
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Happy Birthday Erik [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 11/30/2006 - 8:49am
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ditto to Erik!

Posted on: Thu, 11/30/2006 - 11:53am
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Happy B-Day Erik [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I think I was diagnosed when I was between 2-4, my mom doesn't remember and thankfully neither do I. I'm about to turn 24, so been living with it for around 20 years.
I honestly have no clue why I'm here...I know I sought out PA.com for a reason, but I can't remember if it was just curiousity or if it was around the time I thought I had maybe outgrown it, or if I was looking for info on clinical trials and the site popped up.
The reason I'm still here is because I'm obsessive. Seriously. Once I post something, I *have* to come back to make sure no one posted anything in reply to my post. And while I'm checking, I open up some more windows, and then because I can't help myself, I post a reply to another topic, starting the cycle all over again. I've got about 5 different sites I do this with. Fortunately a few months ago I went 10 days without internet and was just fine, so it's not an addiction, just a slightly OCD thing.
heh, sorry, I know that was probably way more info than you wanted or needed [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 11/30/2006 - 3:00pm
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Happy belated b-day Eric!
I'm 34 and have been PA all my life. I really don't come here for myself, but have found the info on new/safe products to be useful (like Philly Swirl, Sunbutter,
Kissables, etc.). I probably wouldn't have given these products much consideration without learning of them here.
I originally came here out of curiosity. When DS was little (7 years ago now) and dx'ed with MFA, I was researching corn-free living. An avoiding corn forum mentioned PA.com and I thought "Wow, a whole website devoted to PA - what's the purpose of that?? PA is no big deal." So I came here and started reading. Learned a few things, shook my head at a lot of things, and became hooked. I have a fair number of posts, but really lurk much more than I respond and almost never start a thread.
Rebekah

Posted on: Thu, 11/30/2006 - 3:14pm
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Hi. I'll be 67 in January and have been PA/TNA all my life. Never knew anyone else with these allergies as a child and only rarely came across other PA/TNA people as an adult until the last 20 years. It's been a real education reading everyone's posts on this website. I read the posts almost every day, partly to see what experiences others have had that are similar to mine--like that there are other people out there who can't use liquid soap without getting eczema and that this is connected to PA. It's always been difficult for me to talk about my PA, but I feel badly for the parents of PA children and so I have occasionally responded to posts and shared what it has felt like to me to have an anaphylactic reaction or to use an epipen, in the hope that it may help them know more about what their children may be experiencing.

Posted on: Thu, 11/30/2006 - 3:36pm
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Happy Birthday Erik [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Here's your virtual present:
[img]http://panhandlepremium.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/canadabuttonT.jpg[/img]
Adrienne

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