Originally Posted by AbbysMom
Yes, they most definitely don't want to see the systemic reaction, which is the reason for waiting 20 minutes. I take my normal medications when I have the shots, Zyrtec, Singulair, etc. They do not want you to take extra meds that day to mask any reactions that you might have. They are very strict about that, and about if your "welt" is the size of a quarter, they cut the dose in half. I get 4 shots - cat, dust mites, grass and ragweed. Yes, it will be worth it, if I can continue with them. It's good to hear the ice and caladryl have been working for you.
Wow! You actually get 4 separate injections? I'd
I was tested recently again and found out I am allergic to 29 out of the 30 things they tested me for.
You are talking to the "queen" of allergies here.
Obviously my allergic reaction is at all different levels - some worse than others, but I'm allergic to all trees, dust, pets, molds, etc. You name it - I'm allergic. (Good thing for me mom chose this type of doctor to work for.
) As far as my injections go though - I only get two. Most folks only get one - they combo everything in one injection. Since I"m allergice to basically everthing under the sun - it's too much for one injection. I'm just surprised you get an injection for each thing. Never heard of that before.