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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:41 pm 
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Very happy for you that your doctor took it seriously.

Adjustment to a nut-free life can take time but it's manageable. Somewhere in the forum there are posts about the perks of allergies.

Educating family is actually a big challenge for many of us especially when they have never had to accomodate someone with allergies. And I imagine could be tough when the allergies show up later in life.

Did you know that a lot of alcohol contains nuts?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:43 pm 
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Just catching up with your news - that's great that you got the doctor's attention.

Must say you posters - some great advice. Where's my notepad ... :) :thumbsup

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:35 pm 
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Did you know that a lot of alcohol contains nuts?[/quote]


Seriously! :thanksign I never would havethought to check that one. I did read somewhere that some cosmetics contain nuts. Looks like my label reading life has begun! :cry:
Does anyone have any ideas on nut free bakeries in the barrie area? I am a huge choc chip cookie junkie!

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Outgrew: Wheat, corn, egg, chicken, to name a few
Sensitive to Milk/Dairy products
Allergic to: Tree nuts, percocet, toradol, environmental allergies and chemical allergies
Migraines caused by scented products, barometric pressure


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:04 am 
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Sarah388 wrote:
Does anyone have any ideas on nut free bakeries in the barrie area? I am a huge choc chip cookie junkie!


No idea on bakeries but there are some nut-free cookies available at some grocery stores - here in Winnipeg, we shop mostly at Sobey's and Superstore/Extra Foods. We do not buy at any in-store bakeries.

As for alcohol - have read about liqueurs, gin, some beer and wine that contain nuts. As my daughter is not yet drinking age I don't know more than that.

There is a thread as well about "odd places to find allergens" or something like that.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:44 am 
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So glad your dr. took you seriously, what a relief for you. Keep us posted with the allergist results, I hope you can see one quickly. :huggy
I had copied the list we started but still have to find the actual thread.

Alchohol with tree nuts
Baileys - contains tree nuts
Kahlua - contains tree nuts
Ameretto - tree nuts
Frangellico (hazelnut)
Amaretto / Disarono (almond)
Nocino / Nocello (walnuts)
Kahana Royale (macadamia nut)
white chocolate liquor

Bombay Sapphire Gin - almonds
Amarula – tree nutsGin.
Sapphire and Beefeater are both distilled using almonds
Southern Comfort contains tree nuts


Here's the link to Positive Aspects About Allergies : viewtopic.php?f=33&t=111&hilit=trays

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4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:33 am 
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BC - so kind of you to find the info!


On Allergic Living's facebook page there was a link to a questionnaire about beer and it also said that some beer has nuts in it. Unfortunately, the Beer Industry successfully lobbied against labelling their products so we don't know what each beer contains.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:01 pm 
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BC Thanks for the list! Luckily most of those also contain milk so I already stay away from them and my favs aren't listed so I think I'm good but I will write those down and keep them with me. :thanksign

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Outgrew: Wheat, corn, egg, chicken, to name a few
Sensitive to Milk/Dairy products
Allergic to: Tree nuts, percocet, toradol, environmental allergies and chemical allergies
Migraines caused by scented products, barometric pressure


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:56 am 
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If you can get the time of work at the last minute, call the allergist and ask to get on the cancellation list. Sometimes people have to cancel and the office will try to fill that appointment slot form the cancelation list. It can move your appointment up! :thumbsup

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:06 pm 
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:goodidea Susan! I'm just waiting to see who my Dr is going to send me to. I know there are several in the Barrie area so once I know who he is referring me to I will call and see about the cancelation list. :thumbsup

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Outgrew: Wheat, corn, egg, chicken, to name a few
Sensitive to Milk/Dairy products
Allergic to: Tree nuts, percocet, toradol, environmental allergies and chemical allergies
Migraines caused by scented products, barometric pressure


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 7:32 pm 
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I just wanted to update everyone!
After many phone calls and lost referrals :roll: I finally got my appointment. As I was on the phone with the office another person canceled their appointment so I am in to see the allergist in a month! :banana I was told that it normally takes months to get in so I was really lucky. :happydance

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Outgrew: Wheat, corn, egg, chicken, to name a few
Sensitive to Milk/Dairy products
Allergic to: Tree nuts, percocet, toradol, environmental allergies and chemical allergies
Migraines caused by scented products, barometric pressure


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 11:05 pm 
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Great news and fabulous use of the emoticons! :wink: :happydance

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 11:59 pm 
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walooet wrote:
Great news and fabulous use of the emoticons! :wink: :happydance

I agree. :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 6:28 pm 
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Yeah! :bouncygreen

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:29 pm 
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Another update for all of you.

I had my first allergist appointment today. He did a scratch test for all foods that ppl normally have problems with plus seasonal, indoor, and pet allergies and my tree nuts. I reacted to the things I have been allergic to my whole life (mostly seasonal stuff) and ALL tree nuts. What really surprised me was the size of the reactions. They were huge! :frightened I also was surprised about how the size of the welts varied. The brazill nuts and almonds where the worst and the rest were somewhat smaller but still big enough. He gave me another prescription for a second epipen and told me to carry both and to get a medical alert bracelet. He was great! Answered all of my questions and was very paitient with me. I would defiantly recommend him to others in the Barrie area. I want to thank all of you for helping me through this new adventure :thanksign

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Outgrew: Wheat, corn, egg, chicken, to name a few
Sensitive to Milk/Dairy products
Allergic to: Tree nuts, percocet, toradol, environmental allergies and chemical allergies
Migraines caused by scented products, barometric pressure


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:08 pm 
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Wow, I'm glad you found a Dr whom you have a good rapport with but I'm sorry to hear you have so many more allergies!

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