#Autism, #Anxiety and Epipens

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I’m really concerned about Elliott and this new allergy.  We’re still waiting to hear from the doctor, as she likes to personally call and explain things.

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Having said that, when the nurse informed us of the results, she said that Elliott’s numbers were extremely high and that he can’t have any contact with almonds.

What we don’t know yet is exactly what this means. We don’t know whether or not other tree nuts are on the list and just how carefully these need to be avoided. It does look as though he will need to carry an epipen on his person at all times.



Needless to say, this complicates our already complicated lives and has increased Elliott’s anxiety.  🙁

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We have two nut allergies and the epi-pen too. Until you get explicit instructions regarding what packaged foods are safe, you might want to avoid nuts altogether, and if it says it was processed in a facility with almonds or nuts, be careful. I was scared about the whole epi-pen thing but now I’m used to it. It took awhile. We talked with him and explained what the signs of anaphylaxis were, and how if he was having a reaction and didn’t get the benedryl and epi-pen right away it could kill him.  If you can carry liquid benedryl too… Read more »