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12/03/2011 06:28 PM

I am an "allergic kid"

pottsypu
 
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When I was little (i.e. less than two), whenever I had anything with any form of nut in it, I would simply spit it up. I also had asthma.

At age two, I was in my mom's office one day when I decided to have a brownie. It had been sitting next to an open jar of peanut butter, and when I took a bite, I spit it out right away because I said I didn't like it. My family then went to the mall a few minutes afterward, where I immediately began vomiting. I lost consciousness, and went into anaphylactic shock. I was given seven rounds of Epi, but it didn't do any good. Luckily, I survived.

After this, my family was VERY careful around me. But I seemed to always be feeling sick. So we went to an allergist, who recommended I get an upper endoscopy (at this time, I was sbout 5 years old). The endoscopy showed I had a disease called Eosinophilic Esophagitis.

Twenty-three endoscopies and one colonoscopy later, I am now fourteen years old. I can have about 30 foods (a "food" includes cinnamon and various gums, such as guar gum). I am wondering if anyone else has this disease. I have eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), eosinophilic enteritis, and eosinophilic colitis.

Thank you!

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03/24/2012 04:51 PM
pheynix
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Hi - I don't have your exact condition, but I have severe life-threatening food allergies, like you, and am very limited in what I can eat. I just found this video on the internet - MTV True Life: I am allergic to everything and there is a boy in this video who has your diagnosis. It is a great watch - only about 40 minutes long. I could relate to these two kids so well I started crying (and I can't cry because I'll react...)

http://www.mtv.com/videos/true-life-im-allergic-to- everything/1666298/playlist.jhtml

Post edited by: pheynix, at: 03/24/2012 04:51 PM

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