Help is this a reaction???

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 7:48am
Collene's picture
Offline
Joined: 03/15/2006 - 09:00

Hello,

I am new to this board, and dont get me wrong I am really hoping I dont belong here becuase I love Peanuts.

First of all I have never had an issue eating peanuts my whole life. After my second child I started noticing that after eating a peanut butter sandwich i would feel sick. Now finally 4 years later I got an allergy test and it said that i dont have any significant food allergies. But after I eat nuts or the spread I am very on edge, EXTREMELY Irritable, feel flush, nausious.....i just want to vomit (which it takes a lot for me to actually vomit). It takes a couple days for this to subside. Is this a reaction? and if so why didnt it show up on an allergy test???

This use to be my comfort food....help.

Collene

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 9:58am
anonymous's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Allergy tests are not always accurate, my sister is adult onset (age 28 when she realized it) to nuts and soy, both her RAST and SPT have been negative. There is no mistaking how bad she feels with even cross contamination, so her doctor says ignore the numbers, avoid it if she feels sick (her airway also closed up driving by a soy field being harvested) so she is definitely sensitive.
My ds's soy numbers are now not measurable on RAST, however his SPT is still 2+, he still sneezes with soy lecithin (hidden in EGGOs and not on label) so we still avoid, although he is less sensitive (I think) than he used to be.
I think I have allergies as well, while pregnant with dd, I couldn't eat tuna anymore, still can't stand it since it made me so sick. If I eat something while out that is not safe for our house, I usually pay dearly. Either headaches, stomachaches or the most horrible uterine/bladder pains you can imagine. I can never narrow it down as there are usually six or seven foreign ingredients in even one item that I don't normally eat, not usually worth the effort to try and figure it out. I just don't indulge anymore.
My advice, if you feel poorly for days, avoid it, it's possible it could get worse. I believe I read somewhere that shellfish is a common late onset allergy, and women who've had children are more apt to develop it. If that's true, I imagine the havoc of pregnancy could bring on any number of body changes, allergies included.

Posted on: Sun, 04/16/2006 - 5:20am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

I don't want to convince you you don't have PA in case you do, so please be very cautious. My ds is PA, however I am Not. But with each pregnancy (3) I had sensitivity to my blood sugar level. Whenever I would eat PB or PB&J, esp on an empty stomach I would experience symptoms similar to what you describe. I would also experience it to any other combination of fat and sugar but this was the most obvious and common one I ate during pregnancy, esp at lunch time when my stomach was emptier than in the evening.
You could also have a RAST test to double check whether you are allergic. And try eating full fat vanilla ice cream or something similar to see if that bothers you at all...hopefully for you it is just the fat and sugar content as well. TJsmom

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 9:58am
anonymous's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Allergy tests are not always accurate, my sister is adult onset (age 28 when she realized it) to nuts and soy, both her RAST and SPT have been negative. There is no mistaking how bad she feels with even cross contamination, so her doctor says ignore the numbers, avoid it if she feels sick (her airway also closed up driving by a soy field being harvested) so she is definitely sensitive.
My ds's soy numbers are now not measurable on RAST, however his SPT is still 2+, he still sneezes with soy lecithin (hidden in EGGOs and not on label) so we still avoid, although he is less sensitive (I think) than he used to be.
I think I have allergies as well, while pregnant with dd, I couldn't eat tuna anymore, still can't stand it since it made me so sick. If I eat something while out that is not safe for our house, I usually pay dearly. Either headaches, stomachaches or the most horrible uterine/bladder pains you can imagine. I can never narrow it down as there are usually six or seven foreign ingredients in even one item that I don't normally eat, not usually worth the effort to try and figure it out. I just don't indulge anymore.
My advice, if you feel poorly for days, avoid it, it's possible it could get worse. I believe I read somewhere that shellfish is a common late onset allergy, and women who've had children are more apt to develop it. If that's true, I imagine the havoc of pregnancy could bring on any number of body changes, allergies included.

Posted on: Sun, 04/16/2006 - 5:20am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

I don't want to convince you you don't have PA in case you do, so please be very cautious. My ds is PA, however I am Not. But with each pregnancy (3) I had sensitivity to my blood sugar level. Whenever I would eat PB or PB&J, esp on an empty stomach I would experience symptoms similar to what you describe. I would also experience it to any other combination of fat and sugar but this was the most obvious and common one I ate during pregnancy, esp at lunch time when my stomach was emptier than in the evening.
You could also have a RAST test to double check whether you are allergic. And try eating full fat vanilla ice cream or something similar to see if that bothers you at all...hopefully for you it is just the fat and sugar content as well. TJsmom

More Community Posts

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

create a new community post
Displaying 1 - 20 of 20
Latest Post by uwedupre4967916 Fri, 10/18/2019 - 12:59pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by sunshinestate Fri, 10/18/2019 - 11:59am
Comments: 3
Latest Post by sunshinestate Fri, 10/18/2019 - 9:41am
Comments: 2
Latest Post by sunshinestate Fri, 10/18/2019 - 9:24am
Comments: 1
Latest Post by Italia38 Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:19pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by Italia38 Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:18pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:16pm
Comments: 10
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:13pm
Comments: 13
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:10pm
Comments: 9
Latest Post by mom2two Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:03pm
Comments: 18
Latest Post by desmond Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:00pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by desmond Mon, 09/16/2019 - 12:58pm
Comments: 19
Latest Post by TeddyCan Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:32pm
Comments: 10
Latest Post by DTurner Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:31pm
Comments: 5
Latest Post by B.M.18 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:30pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by abolitionist146 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:28pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by nutfreenyc Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:19pm
Comments: 4

More Articles

You might have wondered if small amounts of an ingredient can be added to a food product without being declared on the food’s label. The FDA...

Is it possible to eat your way to a food allergy cure? Scientists think it’s...

There are many reasons why you may want to substitute almond flour for wheat flour in recipes. Of course, if you have a...

Not all oils are created equal. Some oils are high in saturated fats or in trans-fatty acids – not good for general health. Some are partially...

It may never be safe to begin feeding peanut butter to your baby or toddler if you have peanut allergies in your family. If either parent or one...

More Articles

More Articles

What is a peanut allergy? It is a reaction that occurs in the body after eating peanuts or peanut...

For those with severe food allergies, flying can be a stressful process. Here are...

Approximately one out of 13 children under age 18 are allergic to at least one food, though many of them will outgrow their allergy by the age of...

Fact 1: Over a third of food allergy reactions happen after the first known oral...

The reason why some people are affected by allergies while others are not begins in their genes. Allergies are passed down from generation to...

Here’s a tip that might someday save your life, or that of a loved one: two to four times a year, review the proper way to use your epinephrine...

Lactose intolerance is the inability to process lactose, a sugar found in milk, caused by the lack of a needed enzyme. Those with lactose...

Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA)

An important part of peanut allergy awareness was enacted on January 1, 2006...

Tomato allergies are very rare. They are a "type 1 allergy," which means a contact allergy. When a person with this type of allergy touches a...

Milk allergies are becoming more common, especially in babies and small children. There is some confusion about what is an allergic reaction and...

Recognizing food allergy in babies or toddlers is not always easy, but there are specific risk factors and signs that parents and other caregivers...

Burlap bags are often used to store and ship coffee beans, potatoes, rice, seeds, nuts, and peanuts. They can be one of the disguised...

People with pollen allergies need to stay away from some foods. If you have allergic rhinitis in the spring or fall, you may not realize that you...

Of course, everyone knows that if you have a peanut allergy that you should avoid peanuts, peanut butter, peanut butter cookies and foods that...

Eating at a nut-free lunch table in school is a safety precaution that causes some students to feel isolated from their peers. Unfortunately,...