Friday, April 24, 2009 Ladyhawk, Community Member, asks

Q: Can someone with RA get allergy shots?

Can someone with RA get allergy shots? If no, why not?

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide
4/28/09 11:03am

I did a quick Google search and found this article. It says that allergy shots are not a good idea for people with autoimmune diseases, as they can cause complications with your primary illness. I would suggest that you discuss the matter in more detail with your rheumatologist, though, to get more information on this topic.

Vicky, Community Member
5/ 2/09 10:58pm

I have sever allergies and living in the allergy capital of the US (Lou, KY) i know how bad it can get. The doctors recomended the shots and i did them for a year plus, but i did get wierd systemic responces from them, ontop of REALLY bad injection site reactions, and compounding fatigue!!!!!. my suggestion manageg the symtoms they are easier to handle then the side effects of the shots, but thats just me. mabye talk with your rummy and see if its a good fit.

Martilla, Community Member
5/ 8/11 12:10am

I live close to Louisville too and after taking allergy shots it seemed all my immune diseases showed up


sunshinegal43oh, Community Member
5/13/09 1:17pm

I have severe allergies all year round.  I take allergy drops one time per week (the same stuff they give you in an allergy shot, just in an oral suspension).  I have been on Methotrexate for four weeks now and I haven't noticed any problems at all.  This is good because if I stop the drops I'm miserable!

You might look into doing drops instead of shots- maybe the drops aren't as invasive as a shot....


nick, Community Member
11/27/11 11:39am

can someone with R/A get allergy shots

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By Ladyhawk, Community Member— Last Modified: 11/27/11, First Published: 04/24/09