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#1 of 3 Old 08-16-2010, 01:51 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm pregnant with baby #1, due April 2011 sometime.

I have very severe (being in the room with peanut butter sends me to the ER) food allergies to a LARGE number of things.

I know many of you have children with FA, but is anyone out there in my position of having the food allergies yourself? Just wondering how you handle pregnancy/Benadryl/and the scarily-real need for epinephrine in case of emergencies.

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#2 of 3 Old 08-16-2010, 04:27 PM
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No food allergies here, but just wanted to chime in that Benadryl is considered safe to take while pregnant. I don't know about epi, but I imagine if you needed it, you wouldn't really have a choice, right? Have you talked to your HCP about your pregnancy yet?

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I have food allergies and a long list of what are considered only sensitivities. I don't take anything for them though. I just avoid all food that I cannot trust. Fortunately I don't have any anaphylactic type reactions though.

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