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For years I thought I had some mild form of food allergy. I couldn't place my finger on just what. I would get the hives, reddness, and that wonderful ichy feeling. Never anything too bad though. A couple months ago I had my first bad food allergy reaction. I had some goats milk pasta and my throat started to close. It was scary but my co-workers took very good care of me. I talked to the chef and everything in the pasta was homemade or local grown and nothing I haven't eaten before. I just went to the allergist yesterday for the skin tests. Turns out that I am allergic to NOTHING but peanuts and almonds. Now this is wierd for me because I eat peanut butter, almond milk, raw almonds, and peanut oil all the time with no reaction. I'm meeting with the doctor in a couple weeks to figure this out but I'm wondering if anything like this has happened to anyone. I'm confused on what it means. Help me!
 

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i dont know what to say, but wanted to give support. thats confusing?! aaa. but im sure that the doctor can shed some light on the situation. they're good at that. (the nice ones, anyway !)
 

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did you get a skin scratch test? those are less than 50% effective for foods (not environment). generally bogus. you're more than likely fine.
 

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I guess it depends on what kind of allergy test you got. I know the ELISA ACT is a really good one. My mom had it becuase she knew she was allergic to something but she didn't know what. She wasn't having any marked reactions to anything except peanuts and corn (which she already knew she was allergic to). But she found out she was also allergic to grapes, bell peppers, watermelon, celery, spinach, baking powder, and evening primrose oil. She eliminated these things from her diet for a year then slowly and carefully reintroduced them and has been fine (with the exception of bell peppers, which she hasn't been able to reintroduce). Sometimes you can't really tell a difference when you eat something you're allergic to because you're so used to it, but once you eliminate it and then try to eat it again, you will have a reaction. I don't know if this is so in your case, but I know sometimes that will happen. Hopefully your doctor can help you out some with the situation.
 

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You can be allergic to something and eat it without very severe reactions. If you want more specifics, ask for a blood test. It should tell you about how severe your allergy is..at that point it would be up to you to continue eating nuts. Some allergists will tell you not to eat them at all and some will tell you if your numbers pass the "average" number for a bad/severe reaction then don't. Well, as far as severity, if you were given an epi-pen, then avoid the food at all cost. I would definitely ask for the blood test, though. If you have anything specific you are looking to know, feel free to PM me. It is overwhelming to find out that you are having an issue something you've been eating most your whole life, but it will all be ok! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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