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Posted on: Tue, 11/18/2003 - 1:55am
MeCash's picture
Joined: 04/18/2001 - 09:00

I posted in Off Topic (Goodbye Diet thread) just a minute ago that I have been living peanut free, just like my kids for the last couple years.
I don't miss it. I use to love them so much I'd eat something with peanuts everyday. I can't stand them now. I also can't stand ANYTHING sweet. All the candies I use to enjoy contained peanuts. I stopped eating them. Now everything sweet is foul to me. My body reacts poorly (nauseousness, near up-chucking) to even temporary sweetness in my mouth.
I don't understand why, but it's the reality I'm presently living with.
Minty or cinnamin gums are still okay though.

Posted on: Tue, 11/18/2003 - 2:38am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Before being pg, I would occasionally still get something peanutty if I were at an Asian restaurant and with a friend and we were sharing or such. Or "sneak" the occasional piece of candy with nuts(if in a bowl at a friend's hoom perhaps). Also the occasional pesto which *might* have pine nuts at a restaurant. Never with dd.
I do not purchase any nut products, I do not sell them for our nut free school(which still has a chocolate fundraiser that is so full of nutty products, go figure), and we do not have any in our home. If they come into our home(in a gift) I send them to work with dh or give them to a neighbor.
Presently, I am nut free because I am pregnant and will be strictly so for the duration of breastfeeding. becca

Posted on: Tue, 11/18/2003 - 4:30am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

I read back over the thread and realized I had answered beofre, and am pretty consistent with our previous practices(except right now being pregnant).
I noted someone posting about alcohol and how they keep it out of their lives. I felt that way for a long time because of an acloholic family member(as a teen). I swore I would never ever drink. I do drink and enjoy it now. I suppose, if the PA went away, after a reallly loooong time, the pain would too and the psychological barriers I have to Peanut products would fade. But, it is hard to imagine eating nuts with abandon at the present!
I also got off on a tangent in my head. How do you all treat other toxic items in your home. Are they locked, out of reach, under lock and key, not in the home at all? Especially for those with kids 3 and under, perhaps. Do you think it is similar? I was thinking how I worry less about serious poisons for which I have no immediate anecdote, that I do with PB. However, the fact that it is food and supposed to be eaten changes things too. I do keep poisons out fo reach or locked, but also have much more confidence in my dd not to try to eat them. Not that kind of kid, though accidents always can happen. becca

Posted on: Wed, 11/19/2003 - 7:25am
Connielynn's picture
Joined: 08/27/2002 - 09:00

Yes. We are all peanut/nut free. Foods anyway! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] I will eat a nut or peanut butter food IF I am away from dd for at least 24 hours. That includes time to shower. Dh and ds are the same. Then I worry about residue on my clothes. I have only done this once, I doubt I ever will again.

Posted on: Wed, 11/19/2003 - 12:39pm
abbylukesmom's picture
Joined: 08/28/2003 - 09:00

We are a peanut free home too! When we first found out about DS's pa, everytime I saw a pb commercial it made me nauseous! Over the past few months, I've calmed down over the commercials-but I will definately not buy any pb products, too risky!
I feel so sorry for my 5 year old DD, she went shopping & out to dinner with my mil last week & begged to go to one of the restaurants with peanuts on the table!! She misses it so badly! But she is also so understanding that it can harm her little brother. She is all the time handing me labels to read to see if there are peanut traces. I feel like I have a second set of eyes with her.

Posted on: Fri, 11/21/2003 - 11:16am
solarflare's picture
Joined: 02/07/2002 - 09:00

I generally don't bring anything that contains peanuts or tree nuts into the house, but I do allow some "may contains". Jason is also wheat and egg allergic, and the may contains I allow in the house also contain wheat and egg.
DH and my younger son eat peanut and tree nut products at work and school. I'm off peanuts and tree nuts while nursing. When I'm not nursing, I occasionally indulge in nut containing products outside of the home, usually when Jason is spending the night with his grandparents.
Cheryl, mom to Jason (6 PA/TA/other FAs and EAs),Joey (4 NKA) and Allison (11/02 dairy sensitive)

Posted on: Fri, 11/21/2003 - 11:55am
Booklady's picture
Joined: 11/13/2003 - 09:00

We also keep our home a safe zone. No one is allowed to eat any peanut products in our house. We're trying to make their home a safe haven from the outside world. Since my PA son is only four, we found it helps him to know that we're all in it together. It sure hurts sometimes when he wonders what a Snickers bar tastes like. When he was three he asked me if he could go to the doctor and "have his peanut removed so he could have one". (sniff)


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