How Long Have You Been Dealing With PA?

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 12:39pm
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How long have you been dealing with PA?

(There is a method to my madness [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] ).

Jesse was diagnosed when I was pregnant with Ember in 1997 - so, 9 years.

Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 12:56pm
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DD is 10. We've been dealing w/ PA for about 8 1/2 yrs. We were very uneducated in the early years, and don't think I started REALLY getting educated until about 4yrs ago.

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 1:02pm
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We have been dealing with Aiden's PA for just over a year.
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Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 1:09pm
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PA - 9 months. (TNA - 11 years)

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 1:16pm
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PA and TNA 4 years.

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 1:36pm
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18 months!
Edited to add: 18 months since official diagnosis but I was sick for a couple of years prior to diagnosis - I just didn't know why until it got really bad.
[This message has been edited by Adele (edited August 22, 2006).]

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 1:50pm
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10 yrs PA, 4 years for TNA.
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Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 2:20pm
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PA- 37 years

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 2:50pm
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30 years. But i guess when i *sort of* started dealing with it would be 15 years ago after an anaphylactic episode and actually being prescribed an epipen. I started getting more basic info. on allergies upon signing up with Anaphylaxis Canada after my allergist suggested it. I *really* started researching allergies in April 2005 (I think that's the date) after allergy expo and I found the website at allergicliving.com. I was referred to this website there! Oct. 2005 was the start of some major allergy angst . . . I was referred to a new allergist on account of getting hives all the time. My allergist ran me through tests and put me on a few foods diet at which point I discovered a few more major allergies (potatoes, corn). I had been diagnosed with a wheat allergy a year or two before that so I was scared that I'd become allergic to more foods.

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 3:03pm
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in december, it will be 10 years that we've been dealing with PA.

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 3:27pm
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30 or so years
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Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 10:55pm
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7 years with DD who is 9years old
1 year with DS who is 7 years old

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 10:55pm
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10 years. Since DD was 13 months old. She's 11 now.

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 11:31pm
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3 years, since ds was diagnosed at 1. Meg

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 11:46pm
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Found out when I was 3, so 20.

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 11:59pm
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DS was 18mos. at diagnosis.
He'll be 10 this October.

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 12:39am
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almost 11 years now

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 12:52am
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4 months from PA diagnosis at 3.25 years
2 years for egg
Lindy

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 2:28am
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7 years

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 6:11am
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Well over 6 years. Seven next spring...

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 6:12am
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Life-long (over 40 years).
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Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 6:41am
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7 months - dd was diagnosed in January a couple weeks after her first b-day. She has yet to react to peanuts that we know of though [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 6:58am
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About 11 years.
Amy

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 9:03am
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8 1/2 years - ds was almost 1 y/o.

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 9:17am
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Just over 5 years, since he was 14 months old.

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 10:26am
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Almost 11 years. DD's first reaction was at daycare, so I know it was fall, but months are a bit fuzzy but that is about right.
And that is long enough I got the "well, just don't have her eat any peanuts" and no epi prescription treatment from her doc.
I think there is so much more info available now!

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 11:52am
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Just three months.

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 12:12pm
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3 years 2 months
Luvmyboys

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 12:11am
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21 months. It seems like we have always been dealing with this, but it's really not that long. I guess we have adjusted so much and are so used to the lifestyle that it's normal now.

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 1:11am
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2 years

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 1:28am
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3 years. A little over 1 year really understanding it.

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 2:18am
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Anns been PA all her life.
I've been with her for 10 yrs of marriage (and sometime before that...)
Caitlins 6. Sara's 8.
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Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 2:37am
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2 1/2 yrs.

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 3:03am
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Almost 2 years....

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 9:44am
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2 years in october
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Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 10:58am
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It hit us like a ton of bricks the week before Christmas 2 years ago

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 4:22pm
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We have been dealing with PA since my son was 9 months old - so just over 3 years...
Andrea

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 4:56pm
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Just over 6 years.

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 11:06pm
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Almost 6 years.

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 11:14pm
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8 years

Posted on: Tue, 08/22/2006 - 3:59am
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DS was just over 2 for first PA reaction - now he is 6 1/2 so just over 4 years now.

Posted on: Tue, 08/22/2006 - 4:05am
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PA and TNA----dd had her first obvious reaction at age 3 (over 2 years ago). We were told to just avoid nuts for a while. She wasn't diagnosed by an allergist until age 4. (It's been 1 year and 3 months since she was diagnosed)
So take your pick----one or two years depending on how you look at it!

Posted on: Tue, 08/22/2006 - 9:23am
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Mariah's first big (i.e. anaphylactic) reaction occured before her first birthday. . . she'll be 13 soon. So 12 years. (Feeling very old suddenly. . . )

Posted on: Tue, 08/29/2006 - 11:29pm
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8 years. DD had mild reaction at @18 mos and 1st anaphylactic reaction at 2.

Posted on: Wed, 08/30/2006 - 8:58am
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Shane diagnosed before 1st b'day. He his now 13. 12+ years....

Posted on: Thu, 08/31/2006 - 9:37am
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Diagnosis was just 1 year ago, but I've known for nearly 3 years when dd had a reaction, but didn't try to learn anything until diagnosis, just avoided blatant nuts.
Just found out dd#2 is pa 2 months ago.
DH's sister is pa so he's more used to this even though she was never very careful.
Patty

Posted on: Thu, 08/31/2006 - 10:23am
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DD was having symptoms while breastfeeding. Didn't know it was PA (and egg and milk and tree nut allergies) until she was 18 mos. She is now 7.
DS was diagnosed with egg and milk allergies at 6 mos. He is now 3 1/2.
DD outgrew egg and milk at age 3. DS outgrew milk at age 3.
Cathy

Posted on: Fri, 09/01/2006 - 1:04am
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15 years

Posted on: Fri, 09/01/2006 - 4:45am
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15 1/2 months

Posted on: Fri, 09/01/2006 - 5:19am
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14 months. DS was 10months dx and just had 2nd birthday last weekend!

Posted on: Sat, 09/02/2006 - 12:12pm
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diagnosis 5/05 - 1 year and 3 months

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