Prednisone and allergy shots

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   Posted 3/13/2008 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone take allergy shots while taking prednisone.  I'm new on prednisone and wondering there are any effects with it.
Dx in 2004 with proctitis with a sigmoidoscopy, Feb of 2008 had my first colonoscopy and revealed moderate/servere colitis (50cm).  Been in a bad flare for over a year.  My specialist retired and had to wait nearly 6 months to referred to a new one.
Previous Medications:
Asacol maintenance dose 2004 - 2007
Aug/Sept 07 proctofoam twice daily
Asacol 4800mg (4x400mg) three x daily
Salofalk enemas 4g Nov-March 08
Now on:
Prednisone - 40mg/daily for 3 weeks
Mezavant - 4800mg - 4 tablets daily


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   Posted 3/13/2008 11:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Check with your allergist. They usually study immunology as well, so should know about this. Since Prednisone suppresses your immune system, it might make the shots less effective, but that's just a guess.
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   Posted 3/14/2008 7:23 AM (GMT -6)   
You can also try posting this question on the Allergies/Asthma forum. We have some on there that do the allergy shots while on steroids (for their asthma).

I do know that for allergy testing, you need to be off all things that suppress the immune system and/or other allergy meds to get a more accurate reading. So I'm thinking that either A) the allergy shots may not work as desired or B)It can cause a more sensitive reaction. But you should call up your allergist and see what he/she says.
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