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allergy whinge here. feel free to add yours.

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eragon Tue 08-Jan-13 11:33:48

got over christmas, all ok.

16 yr old son returns to college and on his first day back forgets his epi pens etc. am at work, so cant drop them off. was offered to keep spare one in college, but son refused to take one in , as he 'wouldnt ever forget'!

so yesterday it was sitting in the back of my mind all day.

also, looking at planning low fat meals, but main meals must be free of sons allergens, (and stuff like tomatos because of oas etc) and daughters food intolerence to soya and milk.

oh, and got a nice gift of some shower gel , and used it without thinking, its taken 3 weeks to get rid of irritation, and had ezcema on places no one would want to get it IYSWIM!
now have noticed that my metal belt buckle is causing irritation, so am getting my mothers and brothers nickal allergy.

am so whingy today. anyone else?

MrsMarigold Tue 08-Jan-13 11:45:46

Sorry to hear it! We have lots of allergies in our family too. Today my son was trembling with pain and screaming because his poor little bottom is now raw and bleeding because he ate a yoghurt. He is only 19 months and it's awful.

About the low fat meals - I find the Abel and Cole recipe book good as there are lot of inspiring meals in it and ideas to make food flavoursome without the fat.

freefrommum Tue 08-Jan-13 13:53:36

Oh we've all been there eragon! Whinge away, that's the beauty of this forum, we can all relate. DS (5) first day back in school yesterday and came out in hives AGAIN during PE. Problem is they have PE in the hall after lunch and the floor obviously isn't cleaned properly. Am going to have to speak to the Head about it I think as every time he comes out in hives his eczema flares up for at least a week. The school have been really good so far but this PE problem only started last term. I'll be glad when they can go outside and play sport!

greenbananas Tue 08-Jan-13 17:45:19

Eragon, you are entitled to have a bit of a whinge sometimes! You have a lot to deal with. Some days I manage my son's allergies without really thinking about it, and other days I kind of remember how stressful the whole thing can be.

I feel your pain about cooking healthy food with so many restrictions. I am a fairly lousy cook, and am still struggling to make meals that taste anything like respectable. We eat the same few things ever and over again. Sometimes I do so wish I could just open a packet, like everybody else seems to when they have a busy day.

(by the way, have you come across a cookery book called The Allergy-free cookbook by Alice Sherwood? It is a whole book of recipes which are dairy, egg, nut and gluten-free and I have found a few winners in there)

Such a bummer about your eczema and your nickel allergy. Sounds very itchy and uncomfortable. I tried a new moisturiser recently, forgetting why I have stuck to the same safe brand for over 20 years now... not a good idea as my skin went very red and blotchy and my eyes streamed all morning - it made a right mess of my mascara and I felt ever so self-conscious.

And as for your 16 year old son...!! You must have been so worried! My son is only four, and I am kind of dreading the day when I have to trust him to take care of his own medication. Obviously I'm doing my best to train him to remember about it all the time, but so many young people seem to have delusions of immortality and think it's okay to forget important safety things sometimes.

I know from your previous posts that you often seem impressively chilled out and and totally in control of all that you have to cope with. Hope you have a better day tomorrow smile

Maz007 Tue 08-Jan-13 19:29:21

eragon I totally agree with others - you have lots on your plate and are amazing :-)

Don't know about anyone else but every now again being 'positive' and 'flexible' and 'a trooper' just gets a bit bloody exhausting and it all just catches up with you. And not sure if this is the case for others but Xmas round our way required lots of all of that... so good to be able to share a moan with others who have been there!

Hope things get back on an even keep soon.

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