At what age were you diagnosed with a food allergy and did it come as a surprise to you?

At what age were you diagnosed with a food allergy and did it come as a surprise to you?

I have had food allergies and severe reactions all my life, but I had no clue I had a food allergy because I thought everyone was in excruciating pain after every time they ate and spent a long time in the restroom. I was first diagnosed with food allergies at age 26 and I was totally shocked by the news.

I had had poor health for a long time and the positive skin prick test was the first time I had ever gotten a "positive"… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Yes I read it is passed on to the baby in the womb, my mother was the same but we didn't know about it in those days.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

6 months was when I was officially diagnosed but my allergy was present at time of birth

posted about 2 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I was 33. It came as a complete shock because I never had any allergies as a child.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I noticed actually when my SON was 3 to 6 months old. That s around the time they can have cereal. I gave him a barley cereal one morning and he turned red and a rash formed. He s 11 now.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I was feeling Ill for years ,as Dr didn't know what it was he gave me antibiotics for months and I ended up being allergic to that, was swollen up like a balloon and what did he do? just gave me a different type.

posted about 2 years ago
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