• Ladyhawk Ladyhawk
    April 24, 2009
    Can someone with RA get allergy shots?
    Ladyhawk Ladyhawk
    April 24, 2009

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

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  • Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    April 28, 2009
    Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    April 28, 2009

    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.


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  • Vicky May 02, 2009
    Vicky
    May 02, 2009

    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.

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    • Martilla
      May 08, 2011
      Martilla
      May 08, 2011

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

       

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  • sunshinegal43oh May 13, 2009
    sunshinegal43oh
    May 13, 2009

    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....

     

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  • nick November 27, 2011
    nick
    November 27, 2011

    can someone with R/A get allergy shots

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