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Main Discussion Board / Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Last post by spacecanada on October 18, 2017, 02:44:30 PM »
'Certified Gluten-Free' doesn't mean a wheat-free facility.  Nope.  Every label, every time.  And call manufacturers often.  My husband just bought cereal that was certified gluten-free but made in a facility with wheat, soy, dairy, tree nuts, and sesame.  It's for him, but the legal caught my eye.  I could see some wheat-free families getting caught by this if they think everything with the certification is safe.
http://www.gfco.org/get-certified/faqs/

We just stopped using Natura soy milk because my last call and email (this summer) resulted in news that they would be adding almond to their facility soon, with shared lines.  Whilst I was away last week my husband called me to say one of his containers of soy milk tasted distinctly of almonds.  Phew, dodged that bullet... but the fact manufacturers don't have to disclose that manufacturing change on labels is disturbing.  (Same thing happened with the brand of popcorn we used to buy for years and years too.)
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Recipes & Cooking / Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
« Last post by hezzier on October 18, 2017, 12:38:21 PM »
Making Hawaiian BBQ pulled chicken in the crock pot to be ready when we get home from swim team.  Will report back if good.
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Recipes & Cooking / Re: Instant Pot!
« Last post by MaryM on October 18, 2017, 12:31:32 PM »
My IP is getting a work out today.  I made rice to have on hand.  I know brown is better but we eat all prefer white jasmine rice and its comes out great in the IP.  Right now I am making stock with chicken bones/parts I have and later on I plan to make some more of the shredded chicken we like for tacos!  I have a few oranges and limes I need to use.  On Monday I made my first pulled pork in it.  DS said it takes just like the slow cooker one I make!
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Our Son Passed Away
« Last post by spacecanada on October 17, 2017, 10:42:36 PM »
Got our flat shots this evening!  The pharmacist gave me the pneumonia vaccine as well, as I have never had it before, it's prevalent where we live, and I'm considered high risk.  Hurray!
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Auvi-Q relaunch
« Last post by nyguy on October 17, 2017, 02:56:48 PM »
For how long are they good?  THAT is the question.  One that shouldn't even be the case for a company setting the market price on these at a total of $15,000 for 3 twin packs.  Rescue medication more than half the price of my new low end car should not be something I have to wonder about. 

Calling fulfillment took place long before I posted here.  Lots of shrugging, not terribly convincing any substantial thought was popping on that end.  I would not accept any other piece of equipment for deployment in the field that was handled under conditions clearly contraindicated let alone for a patient, never mind my own kids.  I'm not opening up to debate if I'm done with them.  I AM.  Last time I went a few rounds directly with the head of brand when they were with Sanofi.  Kaleo clearly cannot unfornicate distribution with any durable consistency.

I'd complain directly to Kaleo, but as someone who keeps my epinephrine on my person, the size and form factor is really critical to me as I carry it on my person (in a jacket or in my pants pocket) and not in a backpack or separate carrying case.

The ASPN people are not the people who have real action, they just send it out randomly to a network pharmacy. Calling fulfillment is going to get you ASPN, not Kaleo.
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Bumping a very old thread, but I had an allergist who was old school for a number of years. He ordered some lower egg version of the flu shot in the past and gave it over the course of about 3 hours across six shots with peak flow, checks of breathing, pulse oximeter, blood pressure checks, etc.

Newer allergist and some other doctors are less concerned, but for the past three years I've been able to call my local walmart and request that they special order Flublok. For the first two years my insurance didn't cover administration at a pharmacy (they wanted a doctor to order it and my [new] allergist said she could not), but I was able to pay cash (about $50) and file them as out of network claims with a short letter explaining I had a severe egg allergy and my allergist could not order it. They reimbursed 100%.

This year my insurance covered it and it was $0 in network at the pharmacy.

Even if the risk is minimal, both Costco and Walmart are supposed to be able to order it upon request, and Walmart always has done so for me, so that would be my recommendation if you're looking to get a flu shot as someone with an egg allergy.
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Recipes & Cooking / Re: Instant Pot!
« Last post by becca on October 16, 2017, 06:19:51 PM »
I did a variation on the chili lime chicken yesterday for tacos and it got rave reviews all around.  I cheated a bit by using some taco seasoning, and squeezed some lime juice, and added various other seasonings. 
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Auvi-Q relaunch
« Last post by name on October 16, 2017, 01:57:37 PM »
For how long are they good?  THAT is the question.  One that shouldn't even be the case for a company setting the market price on these at a total of $15,000 for 3 twin packs.  Rescue medication more than half the price of my new low end car should not be something I have to wonder about. 

Calling fulfillment took place long before I posted here.  Lots of shrugging, not terribly convincing any substantial thought was popping on that end.  I would not accept any other piece of equipment for deployment in the field that was handled under conditions clearly contraindicated let alone for a patient, never mind my own kids.  I'm not opening up to debate if I'm done with them.  I AM.  Last time I went a few rounds directly with the head of brand when they were with Sanofi.  Kaleo clearly cannot unfornicate distribution with any durable consistency.
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Recipes & Cooking / Re: Instant Pot!
« Last post by Stinky10 on October 16, 2017, 12:26:43 PM »
made yogurt last night
need make some compote for it today
yum!
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Auvi-Q relaunch
« Last post by spacecanada on October 14, 2017, 10:43:21 PM »
So long as they didn't freeze they should still be good, according to a Canadian study a few years ago.  Heat is far worse for epinephrine autoinjectors than the cold.  Allerjects/Auvi-Qs are supposed to be water-resistant too.  I would call the company before discarding them. 
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