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Posted on: Wed, 07/11/2007 - 3:08am
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

I'd say yes it was a reaction. Where did the graham crackers come from? You never know. I think some people here do not trust Hersheys. You'll hear from them sooner or later.
Do you wish the teacher had given him Benadryl? I wonder. I think I would have given Benadryl at least.
Be careful you don't teach the teachers to "wait and see." That can be very dangerous.

Posted on: Mon, 07/16/2007 - 12:19pm
momll70's picture
Joined: 09/26/2006 - 09:00

What size Hersheys was it. Usually the size they sell for smores is safe the 6 pack (med.) size, but the small and big milk chocolate bars are not safe.
It could have also been the grahams or marshmellows but another thing to think about is who touched his snack. Sometimes if other class moms are there they don't wash their hands, they could have had a cereal bar or muffin on their way in the car to school, or they could have been holding a wrapper from their children's breakfast, cereal bar with nuts. (these are things I've seen and wondered if I was not in the classroom would they have washed their hands before giving my son his "safe" snack).
I'm glad your son is o.k. now.
[This message has been edited by momll70 (edited July 16, 2007).]

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2007 - 4:47pm
xoxstacey's picture
Joined: 09/08/2006 - 09:00

WOW! A lot of what you described has happened to me when I panic "thinking" I am having a reaction. When I first found out I am PA/TNA I was paranoid about EVERYTHING I ate. Even things I knew for sure were safe I would still think somehow was contaminated. I too have family around me (my in-laws) who seem to not care I have this allergy and make sure to have it around me.... All I can say is make sure you have an epi and benedryl on hand... this helps me feel a little more relaxed... also read labels and double check with manufacters and here when in doubt... BUT you also need to relax... when I let the anxiety take over i obsessed about everything that went into my mouth... also washed my hands so often, thinking I touched something contaminated,my hands were cracked and bleeding... don't live like this... I took a panic/anxiety class through the mental health clinic and it worked wonders... I am telling you, when you let it take over your life it is crippling!!! Of course you have to take special care with your allergies but when you are even obsessing over "safe" foods you know it is out of control... guess it doesn't help having lack of support from family....
I feel for ya girl!! Hang in there... I am here for you if you need
[This message has been edited by xoxstacey (edited February 01, 2007).]

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2007 - 10:12pm
momll70's picture
Joined: 09/26/2006 - 09:00

Was this your box of coffee crisps or theirs? I would keep your things separate like in your room because they can become contaminated if one of your grandparents eat from the same box. It's so scary. Keep safe.
[This message has been edited by momll70 (edited February 01, 2007).]

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2007 - 11:40pm
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

Good suggestion, keep the bendryl at hand, I'd even take it if you ever *feel* weird at all, just as a precaution. If my son ever has a weird feeling, I give Bendryl right away, I just never know, I don't know how he is feeling etc...
I can easily see how you could really get drawn up in the worry of food allergies. I myself have suffered from anxiety/panic for years. I really try to stay in check with my kids though. I could lay in bed for hours with guilt and worry and panic taking over every inch of my body. It takes alot of effort to keep my head clear and try to focus on postive things. I was on medcation for many years, I am REALLY trying to get by since having my 4th child, so far things have been controlable. If the panic/anxiety is becoming too much, always be sure you talk with your doc. this is too hard to struggle with all by your self.
Family is the worst, I think, to deal with when it comes to food allergies. It's almost like they don't believe you until something REALLY bad happens. My sons throat squeezed tight after he ate some pie(it was merange....he's allergic to eggs) we got it under control with Benedryl(yes, I proabably should have doen the Epipen) but even when something scary does happen in front of them, they *always* think I am over-reacting.
I don't know what to suggest with your grandparents....I have 2 sets of my own that *don't get it*. (like my story of my grandma making peanut butter fingers and she honestly thought if she used creamy peanut butter instead of chuncky, they were nut-free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
When in doubt, reach for some Bendryl(IMO). Try to keep yourself calm(like going out for air, or talking with your doc). You are dealing with so much and not much support it sounds like. HUGS to you, chin up
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)

Posted on: Thu, 02/01/2007 - 12:37am
CVRTBB's picture
Joined: 11/23/2001 - 09:00

I guess I have a different take on this than anyone else, but... my son has had an anaphalactic reaction requiring epi, ambulance and ER to residue on a computer keyboard a day after my dh ate a mini Mr Goodbar(long story). We immediately replaced the keyboard. You may want to think about buying a keyboard cover or a seperate keyboard that is just yours.
Hope this helps,

Posted on: Thu, 02/01/2007 - 7:50am
xoxstacey's picture
Joined: 09/08/2006 - 09:00

Anxiety/panic and allergies are a very bad combo... hard to tell if you are having a true reaction or not... I think it would be so much easier if you had support... that's what it comes down to. If you had a peanut nut free home then you could feel more confident. I wonder if there is anyway to get through to them how serious this allergy is... could you take them to the doctor or allergist with you? Perhaps if they here it from a medical professional they could take you more serious????
I am sorry you are going through this... I agree with someone elses comment about keeping your own food stash in your room... I do too even though I have a nut free home(upstairs) but my inlaws live in out downstairs suite so I don't trust them....
hope your grandparents see the light....

Posted on: Wed, 04/07/2010 - 11:36pm
TJP's picture
Joined: 04/06/2010 - 12:33

It sounds to me like it was a reaction! If you are not sure when to get help air on the side of caution. Whenever something involves you airway you can never be to safe!

Posted on: Thu, 04/08/2010 - 2:50am
BestAllergySites's picture
Joined: 03/15/2009 - 21:46

You should never worry about calling 911. Is there a reason you did not self administer the EpiPen? Do you have an EpiPen?
My first inclination was allergy to dairy or no allergy reaction because your blood pressure was fine. (Anaphylaxis is typically accompanied by a drop in blood pressure).
But since you said thickening of the throat, coupled with stomach pain--it sounds like a reaction to me too.
If it was not a fresh stick of butter, it's possible there was some contamination on the end of the stick. Or cross contamination elsewhere.
I'm afraid in this instance you might not ever know.
Do keep your Epi on hand at all times and again--don't ever be afraid to call for emergency help.
I'm glad that you are okay. :)

Posted on: Thu, 04/08/2010 - 4:52am
MICHAELS MOM's picture
Joined: 09/23/2006 - 09:00

Just one more point, though...I also have had panic attacks...it can really feel like your throat is closing!


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