Nov 01, 2013 - 6:22 pm
My 17 year old LOVES peanut butter sandwiches. He eats at least 1-2 a day. He hates the crust so he cuts it off and gives it to our dog (who is very happy about it!) Yesterday, I grabbed one of the crusts to nibble on as he made another sandwich and about 2 minutes after I ate it, the inside of my mouth started swelling. Just the side where they did the surgery and removed my jaw. The other side was fine, and my airways were also fine. It was very puffy inside my mouth (on the one side) and my speech was very slurred as a result. I also started drooling some on that side due to the sudden swelling. This has never happened before. I drank a LOT of water and within an hour I was back to normal. I tried a snack size reese cup later in the evening to see what would happen and I got a tiny bit puffy but nothing like earlier in the day. Do you think I'm developing an allergy to peanut butter? Is that possible? Is it a weird fluke? I want to try it again to see what happens but I'm a little afraid it could get worse next time.