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    Post by Wade_Wilson on Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:41 am

    I'm currently sitting in hospital, about to start a six month course which will cure me of a life-threatening peanut allergy. They're going to give me minute traces of peanuts and build up my tolerance, and when the trial I'm on gets reviewed by scientific peers, desensitisation will become a part of the nhs (uk medical care system). For science!
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    Post by Rynoa on Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:20 am

    Really? Sorry for your allergy, I really hope this works! I've got no alimentary allergy but being allergic to my cats I can understand big grin

    I was under the impression allergies got worse when you kept on eating things you're allergic to?
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    Post by Wade_Wilson on Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:25 am

    The opposite is actually true. The longer you keep away from something the more serious and less tolerant you are to it. By giving you minute doses daily, they can gradually build up your resistance to something you are allergic to.


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    Post by Rynoa on Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:11 am

    I see :O
    I just assumed because I wasn't allergic to cats and always had many since I was born, now I'm allergic and it gets worse even tho I've got 5 lol!
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    Post by Serious_Much on Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:43 am

    I feel sorry for ya and think that you're crazy going along with this, but good luck, hopefully will build up your tolerance well enough happy

    Rynoa yeah you build tolerance, my friend has starch/sugar intolerance that they didn't discover until he was 17, even though every time he had starch/sugar he felt off colour, now if he has any he's ill for a day, crazy really silly


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    Post by JY4answer on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:02 am

    If this turns out well and you become a peanut lover...

    Good luck!
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    Post by Serious_Much on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:06 am

    JY4answer wrote:If this turns out well and you become a peanut lover...

    Not sure if that's gonna happen, but hopefully he'll be able to walk into a room where people are eating peanuts and not start gagging :|

    Wade you ever used your epipen before? (I presume you have one)


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    Good luck man. Got some fingers crossed for you

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    Post by Wade_Wilson on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:17 am

    No SM, I haven't had to use it before. I've been super careful my whole life to not eat anything with nuts or nut traces, but when I was two I almost died from anaphylactic shock because I ate a peanut butter sandwich.


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    Post by sinisterapathy on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:22 am

    Rynoa wrote:I see :O
    I just assumed because I wasn't allergic to cats and always had many since I was born, now I'm allergic and it gets worse even tho I've got 5 lol!

    Your body chemistry is said to change every 10 years..meaning allergies can disappear and appear.

    Good luck with that man. I saw a thing about it on the news a couple of years ago. They were doing it to a little kid. at first they started with the tiniest little cumb of a peanut within a year he could eat a whole one. thats has far as they had gotten when they did the news program though.
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    Post by skarekrow13 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:23 am

    I had a major reaction in my teens to a medication I was prescribed. Not fun in the least.....had to be stabbed by an epinephrine needle. I can't imagine having that fear all the time. Really wishing you the best. Fun note to cheer you up.....despite the fact that my trachea was starting to close and I had muscle spasms in my jaw that started to tear skin inside my mouth.....the nurse thought that the needle was going to bother me. She tried to casually walk up to my side concealing the needle and then out of "nowhere" (or her right hand like I knew all along) came a needle to my shoulder. I just looked at her like "really....the needle is the scary part?"

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    Post by Serious_Much on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:27 am

    Wade_Wilson wrote:No SM, I haven't had to use it before. I've been super careful my whole life to not eat anything with nuts or nut traces, but when I was two I almost died from anaphylactic shock because I ate a peanut butter sandwich.

    Wow, that's horrendous. It's amazing though that the allergy to peanuts while being so common, is also usually such a harsh reaction. I'm sure there's a reason to it but you never would have thought that such a common allergy is almost always such a serious one.


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    The worst thing ever though was about 4 years ago, I had to practice administering adrenaline which meant stabbing myself with dummy needles. My 11 year old self was not happy. Edit: thank you, to everyone wishing me luck. I appreciate it.
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    They make you practice shooting up but with no bite to it for your labours? I'd be pretty pissed if I was you silly

    How long is the process you're undertaking going to last?


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    Post by Wade_Wilson on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:41 am

    Lol, if I injected myself with adrenaline normally, I'd probably die of a heart attack. The course lasts 6 months, and every 2 or 3 weeks I have to travel from Belfast to Cambridge.


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    Post by Serious_Much on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:46 am

    Yes i know about the adrenaline, it's a stupid amount in the pens was just trying (and failing) to be funny. Prostration

    Naturally they couldn't just treat you at your local hospital :| Hope they pay for your travel, they sure have the money to do so.


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    And now I'm off for 24 hours, because the hotel I'm staying in charges a ridiculous amount for Internet.


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    Post by Wade_Wilson on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:53 am

    Serious_Much wrote:Yes i know about the adrenaline, it's a stupid amount in the pens was just trying (and failing) to be funny. Prostration

    Naturally they couldn't just treat you at your local hospital :| Hope they pay for your travel, they sure have the money to do so.
    . This isn't official treatment - I'm one of the first people to be doing this. This is actually a trial which is going to be scientifically reviewed, and then this type of treatment will be free for anyone anywhere in the uk. And no, the hospital won't pay the travel fees lol!
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    Post by berkut on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:58 am

    I remember when my allergy doctor asked me to go through peanut exposure trials to try and build immunity a few years ago. However, I declined, I didn't like the thought of taking something that I knew had almost killed me in the past. Good luck to you Wade, your a stronger man than I big grin


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    Good luck Wade, and tell us if those doctors don't treat you right. I'll come down there and wrassle em for you.
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    Post by Digitalyzed on Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:06 pm

    Wade_Wilson wrote:The opposite is actually true. The longer you keep away from something the more serious and less tolerant you are to it. By giving you minute doses daily, they can gradually build up your resistance to something you are allergic to.

    I remember a roman emperor did this, to prevent himself from being poisoned by any who wished to take the "throne". The problem was, when the people rebelled, he tried to poison himself in a last attempt at suicide. Big problem there....

    Ignoring my history lesson, good luck my friend!
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    May the luck be with you, Wade.


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    I wish you the best of luck, Wade. I hope everything turns out great.


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    Everything is fine so far, my starting dose is one hundredth of a peanut and I should be taking that for 3 weeks, then it'll be stepped up to a fiftieth of a peanut for 3 weeks.


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