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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:43 pm 
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My allergist recommend that I get allergy shots for the trees and grasses that appeared on my recent allergy tests. Anyone care to share their experience: good, bad, or otherwise?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:26 pm 
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I've been getting allergy shots for the past year for trees, grasses, dust mites, and dogs (it's not all my environmental allergies but the most prevelant). A few weeks ago I finally reached the stage where I don't need to go every week (I'm currently going every two weeks). I'm not sure my allergies have improved at all. I have a referral in to my allergist to get re-tested and see how I react (I know in "real life" I'm still having to take antihistamines every day and react when I'm around dogs or dust or the pollen levels are high).

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:34 am 
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My daughter has such strong reactions to tree pollens that her spring is miserable.
We are considering allergy shots for this. From what I understand she'll have to get shots through Dec and Jan to prepare her for the spring.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:29 pm 
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_Susan_ wrote:
My daughter has such strong reactions to tree pollens that her spring is miserable.
We are considering allergy shots for this. From what I understand she'll have to get shots through Dec and Jan to prepare her for the spring.

Yes, I start mine in October. They won't start them in summer because they may make the proverbial allergy cup overflow and cause even more severe reactions and/or anaphylaxis.

I am really not looking forward to it, to be honest. I only meet one of five criteria for people to get allergy shots in the first place, and that criteria is that I'm at risk of developing more allergies, or the ones I currently have becoming more severe. I barely get a runny nose in spring/summer, and never had any symptoms before this year. But my skin pricks were very large. So my shots are more preventative, from what I'm told.

I'm still worried that since my food allergies, considered OAS, are so sensitive and severe that injecting the original pollen allergens will cause anaphylaxis. If my body mistakes nuts/peanuts/potatoes to be similar to those pollen proteins and reacts so severely, what will it do to the actual pollen proteins? But I guess that's why the initial shots are done at the allergist's office.

Best not to think about it, for now.

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