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Posted on: Mon, 01/22/2007 - 3:42pm
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Posted on: Mon, 01/22/2007 - 9:45pm
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Joined: 09/26/2006 - 09:00

I can't believe some of the crazy experiences I'm reading. It's horrible that people think that there's no peanuts in peanut butter. And it's so scary that you can't trust a school to take care of someone who has a dangerous food allery. I'm glad for this thread because it makes me realize more things to cover when we talk to other people about our allergies.
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Posted on: Mon, 01/22/2007 - 10:37pm
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Joined: 11/23/2005 - 09:00

Mine's not so alarming as others...but...
I tend to not tell people about my FAs unless there is no alternative. I was interning at a place that had two-hour potluck lunches every week and I had to explain why I never eat (I think I really offended them even though I was sweet as can be about it).
Anyhow... At one potluck, they spent the majority of the time asking what I was allergic to, what happens when I eat things, yadda yadda...
One lady said, "If it was me, I would just get the shots!"
Tara P

Posted on: Mon, 01/22/2007 - 10:44pm
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Joined: 04/08/2000 - 09:00

I've got a good one.
Took R (Ana: peanuts, dairy, eggs, MFA, EA, asthma, eczema) to the Pediatrician to go over RAST results. He was about 12 months old at the time. Went over the list, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, etc. Tells me that dairy, eggs, nuts will probably kill him. Then he gives me these pills (can't remember what they were called for the life of me). Tells me that they will fix him up. I look at these HORSE pills and enquire how I'm suppossed to give them to a 12 month old baby.
He tells me to open them up and mix them up in some yoghurt.
Now what if I had been a complete idiot and followed his advice?
Well I take the pills home and they say in bold, capital letters, DO NOT GIVE TO ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 2.
So they just went in the bin and I dug up the money somehow for an allergist.

Posted on: Tue, 01/23/2007 - 4:20am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Quote:Originally posted by VariegatedRB:
One lady said, "If it was me, I would just get the shots!"
Tara P[/b]
A lot of people think there are allergy shots for food allergies just as there are for pollen, etc. And I can understand why they would think that if they don't live with food allergies. That one's not quite as stupid as most of the others on this thread.

Posted on: Tue, 01/23/2007 - 4:37am
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Joined: 12/02/1999 - 09:00

When he was 3 years old, DS was at the ER having an ana. reaction. The doctor wanted to give him oral steroids, but they did not have any liquid. She said he could just take a pill. I told her he couldn't swallow pills. She offered to put it in a spoonful of PB for him!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 01/23/2007 - 4:50am
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Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

OMG I am totally shaking my head at these stories! Thanks for sharing, VERY interesting to read!
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, plus MANY seasonal)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, plus seasonal and animal)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, plus animal)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)

Posted on: Tue, 01/23/2007 - 4:57am
solarflare's picture
Joined: 02/07/2002 - 09:00

Have you looked into activities outside of school for your dd? When I was 12, most of my really close friends were people I met outside of school (through Civil Air Patrol specifically). I wasn't FA though. I just didn't have a lot in common with most of the kids I went to school with and felt lonely and isolated.
Cheryl, mom to Jason (9 MFA including peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish and egg)
Joey (7 NKA)
Allison (4 milk allergic, suspect shellfish, avoiding PN/TN for now)
Ryan (1) nka *knock on wood*

Posted on: Tue, 01/23/2007 - 5:10am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Do you live in the States?
Stacie - Mother to:
11 yr. PA
8 yr. TNA
3 yr. PA&TNA

Posted on: Wed, 01/24/2007 - 5:11am
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Joined: 09/11/2007 - 09:00

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