I started getting allergy shots this is my second time and since my allergies have gotten a little worse. Is it normal to feel worse at first since after all they are injecting an allergen?
If I recall correctly, there is some chance that the shots will make your allergies a little worse at first, because the idea of the shots is to help you build up an immunity to the allergen. If you are experiencing particularly bad symptoms, you might want to bring it up to your doctor.
In the meantime, there is an article here that explains more about allergy shots and how they work. You can also look here to get helpful hints about what you can do to ease your difficulty depending on your particular allergy.
Good luck and stay in touch. Let us know how you are doing!Vicki M
I can see where it would be difficult to tell which was causing the allergic reactions, the dogs or the shot. I think the shot might not have caused the allergic reaction, but might have made the allergic reaction to the dogs more pronounced.
It's been a while since this happened. How are you doing now?Vicki M
Well the allegy shots seem to make me worse at times.
Don't get allergy shots it can make you sick. I developed more allergies but also it caused depression, my eye sight all of sudden got worse, all of sudden I get asthma when I live in the country side. On top of that I started to have gluten intolerance and unable to digest milk proteins.
If you want to treat allergies take vitamin d3 that comes with only olive oil. It is suggest to take 2000 IU, then take a blood test for vitamin d levels in your blood.
Let's not make recommendations on personal experience. Allergy shots are well tolerated and helpful to the majority of people that get them. If you visit a local certified allergist's office and take a poll, you would get quite a different outlook than you have. Yet, allergy shots are not tolerated by some people and fail to work about 20% of the time.
Your experience was most unusual. There is a term called "evidence-based" which is referred to when analyzing the effectiveness of a particular drug or treatment. It reflects on the validity of the treatment using scientific principles that help to separate what may be a true result from chance. There is Not evidence based information (good clinical trials) to support your advice to use Vitamin D for treatment of allergic disorders. It may one day be a consideration, but not currently.
It is nice that you had a good result. But I would not recommend others try taking Vitamin D or other vitamins for allergy relief until discussing it with their doctor.
James Thompson, MD
i believe i had the same reaction. Before allergy shots, I was able to eat a lot of things and now I can't eat anything. I swell up with everything I eat. I feel disoriented, confused & when I eat I get these surges/panic attacks. When I was getting the shots, I would also get these surges about 10 mins after, but I didn't think it was a big deal.
Can you please talk more aobut your experience? Can I talk to you? Sorry I'm really desperate.
When I read this question I couldn't pass it by. There is a more natural treatment for allergies. It is totally non-invasive, relatively cheap compared to shots and the time you have to invest to go and get shots weekly or bi-weekly. It takes anywhere from 5 to 10 visits, which is less time consuming. It is called N.A.E.T.
Look it up on the internet. Many naturopaths offer it. You owe it to yourself to try it. You have nothing to loose if you do. My husband was so ill with allergies to dust mites, pet dander (every pet we tried, including dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters,, EVERYTHING.) He was allergice to every kind of mold, plant, grass, everything. He was so sick with allergies they were literally killing him. He missed work, he would have violent reactions and be bed ridden for days. He did the shots for 5 years every week when he was young. NOTHING WORKED until I found and ARNP who did N.A.E.T. I also tried shots for 5 years before I found this for dust mites and asthma. I was pretty sick also with allergies. This worked for me to. Most medical Doctors don't understand it or know about it. Just try it, I mean it. you have nothing to loose.
My e-mail is below if you want to talk more to me.
Congrats on your success with the natural treatment for your allergies. Sometimes I think it is good for everyone to get back to their roots from time to time. (pardon the pun) but it is still best to make sure your doctor knows what suppliments or herbal remedies you might be taking to make sure there is no reaction with anything else in your life.
Take care, and stay in touch and let us know how you're doing!Vicki M
I call BS to this post as it's obviously trying to sell a product and is filled with misinformation about allergy shots. No one, ever, takes allergy shots weekly for years, much less 5 years. That is complete made-up BS to scare people to buy what she is selling. In the real world (have been taking allergy shots for almost 3 years) the frequency of the shots taper off over time: as in, you start with shots weekly for a few months, then bi-weekly for months, then monthly for years potentially. That's how it works for everyone that gets allergy shots. Also, when you get shots for dust mites, that allergy is one of the first to go away.. usually within 6 months for everyone. No one, ever, will have an ongoing dust mite allergy after 5 years... that is complete BS. Don't buy what this lady is selling.
With all due respect to your opinion, I have a friend who has taken allergy shots every week for 10 years. That plus drugs.
I go to the same docter, and for four years, they had me scheduled every week for three shots. I did feet much better, but it got to the point where I wanted to taper off on the every week visit.
I told them I could not come every week, and was put on a once a month schedule that was perfect. This went on for six months, and I was find. Then, I got a call from the head nurse saying that my dose was too low, and they insisted I come in more frequently. I finally scheduled visits every two weeks, and the last time when they increased the meds, I got really sick. We will have a serious conversation because it's not cookie cutter medical visits.
Maybe their business is off, but I'm not a number and I will not put up with this.
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