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7 hours ago

Hey all,

外围体育投注So I'm a 32 year old male in New Jersey.

I was born and raised in North Jersey (Hudson County) and lived there until June of 2019, when I moved to South Jersey (Camden County).

I have a severe anxiety disorder that has made working difficult, so I have to rely on state insurance for doctors and such.

My last blood and skin tests for allergies back home, maybe more than 4 years ago but not more than like 10, were disheartening. Results came back for things like wheat, egg whites, cow's milk, corn. I'm Italian, I eat all those things all the time.

After a few weeks of attempting to clear those things out of my diet, I eventually gave the hell up and just kinda didn't have much of a plan for all of it. It wouldn't be until years later, today, that I'd go through the trouble of finding an allergist covered by my insurance to do the whole thing again.

外围体育投注My biggest allergy symptom is what I call the "lost days." One morning I'll notice my nose is being very runny, and any attempt to blow it or do literally anything will cause me to sneeze at least three or four times. For the rest of the day, I need to lie on my back or, god forbid if I need to do things, stick my head as far back as I can whenever I'm up and about. By the end of the day I may have a bad headache if there was lots of sneezing, and falling asleep usually weakens it enough for it to be totally over by the middle of the next day.

When we moved from my old house to the new apartment, there was a brief respite from the lost days. For a few weeks, it just didn't happen anymore. By the time I was settled into the apartment, it all started again.

I started keeping a semi-eye on things I'd eat, noting possible suspected ingredients. I knew pure regular milk would make my stomach feel a bit weird, pure egg would make my stomach hurt badly (no noticeable problem if they're ingredients), and I genuinely avoid onions unless they're cooked up or fried because they definitely set off my nose, even if I'm just in a room where they're being cooked (I once lost a job opportunity partially because of that actually).

By getting a new, up-to-date skin test, and taking the time to talk with my allergist, I had a better feeling about things today. If the results were positive for wheat and such, then, well, I was going to have to figure out a way to drop all of it, at least until I could see what effect it would have on my quality of living.

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外围体育投注My daughter will be undergoing allergy testing next week and I'd like to prepare her (and myself) as much as possible for the experience. She's still a toddler but when the process for things are explained well in advance, multiple times, she tends to do well. With covid we won't have a chance to go over things with the allergist in advance, we just did a phone call and will be going in for the testing itself.

外围体育投注My game plan at the moment is to talk about past visits to the doctor and how the doctor sometimes needs to do something that hurts a bit to help our body stay healthy. We will talk about having allergies (like daddy!), watch the Daniel tiger episode on allergies and talk about our visit to the doctor, and what he will do during the appointment.

外围体育投注I'm not sure if it matters, but she will be tested for a wide range of food, environmental and also penicillin allergies.

So... What did pediatric allergy testing look like for you? How long does it take for the testing appointment? Is it all done in one round or are there multiple rounds? Is it all done in one go or are there several rounds to get through? Is it a bunch of needles and/or where are they applied, the back I guess? Will she be restrained so she can't move for the duration of the test? Will there be a waiting period between the test and the results?

What did aftercare look like for your child, and how long did it take for them to feel better /lose the hives?

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13 hours ago

Sometime in my teenage years my family got a pet dog, and my allergies got worse and my ears started to always be congested (worse in the mornings). The vasalva maneuver helps but it just goes back to that feeling of being "plugged" if that makes sense. Anyone else have that issue?

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5 hours ago

外围体育投注Started taking this med just under 1 month ago, and for the past week have been noticing light 'flutters' now and again, some days worse than others. After a day of constant flutters, it occurred to me that it could be related to my allergy meds. Found some alarming info online and not quite sure if I should be taking immediate action or what. I'm an otherwise healthy 35 y/o female with no history of heart problems. My husband had a listen to my heartbeat and confirms an irregular beat! Any advice/ experience?

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New Sufferer
7 hours ago

I’m apparently allergic to birch as a blood test showed it and my mom and grandma are.

The cross reactivity of birch trees peanuts are one of them.

But wouldn’t that be a raw peanut?

Would a cooked peanut which almost all peanuts are you get in a store would it be safe for me to eat?

Because wouldn’t the protein be denatured and not cross react?

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9 hours ago

外围体育投注Quick story: last year had bad reaction to shrimp. Ended up in the ER. At that time I was really anxious and I had other anxiety attacks regarding absolutely almost everything thinking I was allergic to. Every single prick test and HAST have come back negative. No allergist want to do a prick to prick to confirm the allergy.

外围体育投注How do I discover if what I had was a panic attack or allergy? I can’t just eat it and hope for the best, right?

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