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Posted on: Mon, 01/19/2004 - 12:36am
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erik, thank-you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I was hoping it might be helpful. I'd like to re-raise the cross-reactive thread as well.
I know a couple of years ago there was one member who really wanted part of the board to be devoted to multiple food allergies because she was dealing with more than PA or even PA/TNA and it's posted somewhere on this board (just can't remember where) that we were going to approach Chris about that. I don't know if it ever happened.
That may even be why (the other member's and my discussion in another thread) I raised this question.
I also don't see why, if there isn't a section of the discussion board devoted to MFA's that it couldn't be a thread running in Off Topic. I've personally never felt the need to start that because I'm dealing solely with PA (touch wood) right now. But someone else certainly could and no one would say anything nasty about it.
I'll get my head bitten for this one, but I don't even know if POFAK could be useful to a MFA adult. Simply because of it's title Parents of Food Allergic Kids, I'm sure to get bitten for that one, but still.
If it were me (which it isn't), I would raise MFA's as an Off Topic thread. There is SO much support (and all those other words I regularly use) here and not simply for PA.
My dog stole a chicken breast out of the kitchen earlier (cooked). I have to find out where he went to eat it. I know he scarfed it down somewhere, leaving an upturned plate on the floor, but I don't know if he ate the bones or not. Little bug.
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Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 01/19/2004 - 12:05pm
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As a PA/TNA adult, I have to say Cindy (and Erik too) that I found a ton of support on this board, even though it was me and not my son that's PA. Everyone here has always been most helpful, and even with the issues I've had with my child (learning disabilities), everyone was very understanding and empathetic.
With my figuring out my allergies as well, everyone offered much support and advice.
You can only do so much, and then people have to help themselves. As much as I love PA.com, the internet is a poor choice for the ONLY support system to have. Supplemented by family, friends, etc being around you it's great-but relying solely on the Net to bring you advice and link you to people is a bad idea, I think. I hope silly feline finds what she needs. But really, at this point I don't think the Net has what she's looking for.

Posted on: Tue, 01/20/2004 - 12:14pm
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There is an email list (and also a corresponding bulletin board) which was originally for multiple-food-allergy adults and teens, but is open to parents of FA children.
It's called [url="http://www.angelfire.com/mi/FAST/"]FAST[/url] .
When folks with PA show up over there, I frequently refer them to this site, as it's far more specific.
It's a useful site for those of us who aren't kids or parents. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] There are plenty of parents there, too, but not so many that those of us who aren't kids feel outnumbered.
ygg

Posted on: Tue, 01/20/2004 - 3:01pm
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Erik and Cindy you guys are very supportive. You both have so much info and I have learned quite a bit from the two of you and everyone else here. THANKS [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
My son is MFA and enviromental. He will have these allergies the re3st of his life. We have not found out all the enviromental things yet. Testing next week. Will let you all know how it goes. Here is a list of all his food allergies:
Peanuts
Tree nuts
Eggs
Fish
Shellfish
a food preservative
and a food dye
lactose intolerant
asthma
excema
I feel the list will grow next week [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
But wish us luck [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 01/20/2004 - 3:23pm
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15 year old boy: milk (CAPRAST Class 6), egg(CR 4), peanut(CR Class 4), tree nuts(CR Class 2-4), coconut(CR class 2 - avoid due to anaphylactic reaction age 11 months), shellfish(CR class 2 - completely avoid since it's fairly easy - we'll possibly challenge a shell fish but DS not too interested). He has a CapRast Class 3 to Wheat but since it doesn't cause breathing problems and he avoids so many other foods, he's decided to keep eating it - might be a source of his of Eczema.
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Posted on: Tue, 01/27/2004 - 4:19am
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Me ~ none
DH ~ none
Dougie ~ peanuts, tree nuts, dogs, grass, pollen, molds, weeds, trees, dust (basically everything environmental)
Dougie is taking Zyrtec twice a day and also getting allergy shots.
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Cher ~
Dougie 12/14/01

Posted on: Tue, 01/27/2004 - 6:09am
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O.K here goes:
Husband ~ none
Me ~ Chicken, kidney beans, green pepper, trout, clams, watermelon, strawberries, cats, dogs, dust, mold, trees, grass, pollen, ragweed, severe hayfever, had allegy shots for 4 years worked like a charm.
DS#1~ sulfa drugs, cats, dogs
DS#2 ~ mild dog and cat
DD ~ had egg and soy-grew out of them, peanuts, almond, cashew, hazelnut, brazilnut, pecan, walnut, pistachio, cats, dogs, Amoxicillan, Zithromax, hayfever in summer, asthma, mild eczema.
My maternal grandparents both had hayfever and asthma.
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Alicia, mom to:
Edward-20 years-non PA
Cody-8 years-non PA
Shaylyn-4 years-PA/TNA,Asthma

Posted on: Mon, 12/31/2001 - 6:43am
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DH - environmental; occasional reacations to citrus & nightshades
DS #1 - Environmental; kiwi; asthma
DS #2 - Peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, chick peas; environmental; antibiotics; asthma
Myself - Does the computer have enought memory for my list? LOL! Tons of bad environmental; most fresh fruits and veggies (can eat them cooked); lentils; asthma.
Yeah, I'd say there is a powerful genetic component working here. The heck with the other theories! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img]
Amy
Amy

Posted on: Mon, 12/31/2001 - 8:00am
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myself nothing
husband nothing
Luke nothing
Nick peanuts. Has appt with allergist for retesting. Will test everything except peanuts.
I consider us pretty fortunate.
Kim

Posted on: Mon, 12/31/2001 - 8:45am
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In our family:
Husband - tree nuts, fruits and grass

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