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With EoE, Allergies, Asthma and a G-Tube

This happened

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Excuse the distorted long alien looking arms. I had to make an appointment with the allergist. I’ve had a number of incidents with a few foods that made me question if I have developed food allergies. I’m almost 39 years old, how am I now developing allergies? OSMOSIS! It has to be. I am some freak, that through the process of carrying 4 very allergic babies, with their daddy’s allergic dna that has absorbed into my system somehow tweaking my dna causing me to now be allergic as well. That has to be it. The reaction that sent me to the phone to make the appointment was a full blown coughing, tight throat, tight chest, scared the pants off me, 4 benadryl worth, Nathan with epi in hand ready, anaphylactic reaction. The reaction, i thought, was caused by onion.
So I went in this morning by myself. We marked about 35 foods to to test. The following came back positive: almond, banana, casein (a protein found in cows milk), crab, halibut, oyster, scallops, soybean.

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Here’s something interesting.  My positive prick only welted up a tiny bit. Therefore,  my reactive foods were tiny as well. However, the reactive food are considered huge allergens eventhough they were small because the positive was small as well. My kids always welt up huge as does their positive. 
I was advised to stay away from all types of fin and shell fish. Stay clear of tree nuts. Two foods i highly suspect and keep having reactions to are garlic and onion. We are going to do blood work on all the positives plus onion and garlic. I’ll have those results in a few weeks. The allergist jokingly asked, and in a way told me I should get scoped for EoE. She said its very odd for these things to come up. If it was one or 2, that would be normal. She said it would make a lot more sense why our kids have the disease at the far end of the horrible spectrum.
I’m going to be honest, this scares the pants off me. I did not enjoy the reaction I had when Nathan almost jabbed me with the epi pen. I don’t want to actually LIVE the allergy life. Let alone EoE. I guess to lead my kids in a positive manner through life, what better way than to be experiencing it myself, right?

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August 25, 2015 - Posted by | LIVING

1 Comment »

  1. Sorry to hear about the testing outcome, but bravo to you for keeping your spirits up with a great attitude. You have a heavy load and just keep charging forward. Sending you some good joo-joo and good thoughts!

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    Comment by Caroline | August 28, 2015 | Reply


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