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How To Convince Someone A Peanut Allergy Isn't A Life Sentence.

How To Convince Someone A Peanut Allergy Isn't A Life Sentence.

My older sister says she hates her peanut allergy. What I don't understand is because of people like our Mom the world is safer for people like her. There are so many options for people to live a normal life without having to worry about having a reaction. All it takes is making smart choices.

I refused to go to Las Vegas with just her because I knew I would be babysitting. She would insist on going to buffets where cross contamination is very likely instead of going to a regular… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I have a Sesame seed and peanut allergy. If is interesting having to read everything and at times being frustrated because of things you can't eat that sound oh so yummy ! It's definitely doesn't limit my life. Some of my best conversations have started from mentioning my food allergies at restaurants.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I'm 34. It's a blessing and a curse. But I choose to look at the positive. She should do the same. Has she wanted to try treatments? I have been doing OIT through the Palisade trial and it built my tolerance so I don't have to worry nearly as much.

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

The only good thing she does is she always has an epipen in her purse. (Only because our Mom nags her every year to get a prescription) A few of her friends and most of her family know about it and can administer if necessary. My concern is that when she isn't around anyone who knows and has a reaction what's going to happen. She stopped wearing her medic alert bracelet years ago. She thinks she's safe because she's never had a reaction she remembers. Has some sort of warped invincible attitude about it.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

ooh, I feel your pain. how about saying something like this ' how would you feel reacting in front of us in a restaurant, leaving us unable to help you because you didnt bring your epi pen? if you love us as much as we love you, you would bring it and keep yourself safe'

posted almost 5 years ago
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