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Hello,

I know there have been things on here about peanut allergies, which I have read but I was wondering what are the symptoms of a peanut allergy? I know the severe one is hives and the throat swelling. I was tested a coupe years ago by the RAST test and found that I am allergic to peanuts. Not deathly allergic where I have to use an epi pen tho. It seems my allergy to peanuts is getting worse. I ate peanut butter the other day and just felt sick to my stomach, my stomach just hurt a lot and it felt like a rock in it.

If anyone could help me out with this, that would be great!!

Thanks,

Bethani

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You are playing with fire if you intentionally eat something you are allergic to. You could develop life threatening symptoms at any time. The first time my Dad reacted to penicillin he had a little bit of a rash. The next time he ended up in the hospital for weeks and almost died. The next time you eat peanut butter you may get an anaphalatic reaction, and with no epi-pen, you'll be lucky to dial 911 in time.

So just STOP flirting with this allergy! Avoid peanuts at all costs! PLEASE!

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I have to agree with bartfull. I've learned the hard way. I have an allergy to almonds and may be alleric to other nuts and seeds as well. Almond I avoided after testing pos. to after I reported mild symptoms. I avoided a LONG time then reintroduced them and seemed fine and then all of a sudden it burned my mouth, tongue, all the way down to my stomach. prior to that, when I first reported symptoms I felt that rovk in the bottom of stomach feeling too, in addition to some others. I happened to have a doc appointment that day I experienced the burning and told her to listen to my lungs as I felt that it was slightly tight and she said yes, my breathing was restricted a bit. I've had an epi from the start because of other allergies and the full load even though I've never had to use it. You should google anaphylaxis symptoms, and look beyond the typical breathing ones. I've learned this year that they include things that we are not used to associating with anaphylaxis.

I've had a bit of a "head's up" with that one but a boy on my son's soccer team had not been tested and was less aware and suddenly ended up with ana and hospitalization for a nut reaction this past month. The prior time he ate them he felt a lump in his throat and thought is was just a piece stuck.

My vet's assistant has told me she saw her sis's peanut allergy progress over the years. Allergies can do that and not only nuts.

You need to report this to your doc or allergist and ask for an epi scrip. I feel it is worth "wasting" the $35 copay for the past 2 years we have not used them and they expired on us. Several of my allergies have progressed and it is good that I have it. I thought my son'd allergist was going too far when he first gave him an epi after a mildly pos. test and no apparent symptoms but given my experience, if it goes to waste, ok. You never know and no one can predict waht will happen.

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Do not eat someting you are allergic to! If you tested as allergic, I would think you *do* need an Epi pen. The way I understand IgE allergies they can worsen over time. Some do go away but peanut is not usually one of them.

My daughter has an IgG allergy aka intolerance to peanuts. For her if she ingests so much as what is present in cross contamination, she gets a weird, weepy, watery nosebleed that doesn't want to stop for some time.

Peanuts are not a problem for me but I get that same reaction to some other foods.

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Thanks so much for all of your responses! This has helped a lot. I am going to try and get in with an allergist and talk to them about it and hopefully get an epi pen! Would pistachios still be ok to eat? I don't seem to react to them but I'm not really sure if they are related to peanuts or not.

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Thanks so much for all of your responses! This has helped a lot. I am going to try and get in with an allergist and talk to them about it and hopefully get an epi pen! Would pistachios still be ok to eat? I don't seem to react to them but I'm not really sure if they are related to peanuts or not.

It's tricky with the nuts. You'll have to ask your allergist. Some people with nut allergies also have trouble with various seeds and see oils and coconut.

My reaction was to almonds. I also react to flax. I seemed to be ok with other nuts and no pos. test but I am a little nervous about trying any nuts again. I did test pos, to cashews and did react with mild symptoms. Things can change. I was not initially pos to almonds-2 tests 1 yr apart but changed my diet to Low-carb, started eating a lot more nuts and that's when I ran into trouble. But that's just me, everyone's diferrent. My son tested os to peanuts but no symptoms but we were told just to not eat them anyway. He did react to a dietary trial of almonds. He did react to sunflower seeds both test and diet.

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I was told by the first allergy doctor that tested me that I was definitely allergic to peanuts. The second one I went to said I wasn't allergic at all. So I began trying to eat peanuts and peanut butter. My tolerance for it gets lower and lower and I've found that I cannot even eat a small amount now. My main symptom is horrible pain in my lower pelvic/belly area. It causes me awful cramping pain and eventually constipation and diarrhea. I don't really get the typical reaction or swollen tongue, etc.

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