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in order to add an item to the session I am using
and then 
session()->set('foo', 'bar');
and the data is stored in the db

but when I what to read the session items when I do a 
it is empty but I can see the "foo" item in the database

the moment I do a 
all data gets overwritten

how can I read the session data without running the start() function that clears my old data?

and how do I store a new item in the session without using start() because then I loose again the session items!

Thank you in advance