Allergy shots do they work?

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pandacrazy
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   Posted 11/3/2009 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
My allergy doctor and asthma doctor want me to get allergy shots. I'm thinking about it but would like to know if it has worked for others. I know a few people that it has worked for, but would like some more in put on this. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, chronic gastritis, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems and broken tailbone Jan/09.
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Red_34
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   Posted 11/4/2009 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
My daughter has been taking allergy injections for the past 3 months. It has worked wonders for her. She no longer has to rely on allergy medications. She was going in weekly for her injections for a month and a half and then went to every 2 weeks but her symptoms came back so her ENT doc told her to come back to every week until the snow starts to fall. She's allergic to almost everything in the environment.

But, her allergist also said that the younger you are the better success rate there is. It has something to do with the immune system still developing in the younger age group. I have read on here that some of the older people who have allergy shots didn't do so well. So it's basically a crap shoot whether or not it's going to work but it wouldn't hurt to try. My husbands aunt has been getting allergy shots and they worked for her and she is in her late 60's.


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jblue65
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   Posted 11/4/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I had allergy shots twice in my life ( i am 44 yrs old now)- First time I was 13 and I had shots once a week for a year. They worked! No more allergic asthma ( I have environmental allergies). Then, my allergies go bad again in my early 20's. At that time, I had shots twice a week for 6 months.

I truly believe they helped me to fewer reactions to allergens. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Jackie, 44
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Red_34
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   Posted 11/4/2009 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Jackie, at what point did the docs decide you didn't need the shots anymore or was it your parents decision when you were 13? If you were completely symptom free, how long did you recieve the shots before they were discontinued?
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couchtater
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   Posted 11/4/2009 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Barb,
I tried them, but I had reactions from them.

Joy
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pandacrazy
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   Posted 11/5/2009 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Well from all the comments it sounds like allergy shots might be the way for me to go. Thanks for all your input. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, chronic gastritis, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems and broken tailbone Jan/09.
Meds,calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, zinc, Proair, Amytryptaline 15mg, Advair 500/50, albuterol nebulizer soluition, Ambian, pepcid, carafate, nexium, Zertec, Hydrocodone, cyclobenzedrine,


Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen Bryce, Caleb Owen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Abby & Lucy


jblue65
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   Posted 11/10/2009 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Red-
I remember that the doctor started weaning me off the shots- I had shots every week, then every two weeks, then every three weeks. It was a long time ago, but I do remember that much.
 
The second time around- honestly after six months, I got tired of going twice a week to get shots so I stopped going but I think it was enough to do the trick. I have some allergies now- I take Zyrtec or other over the counter stuff and it helps.
Jackie, 44
Pancolitis, DX October 06
Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix- NO MORE PRED!!!

Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps
Step 2- June 23rd
Step 3- REVERSAL:::::: October 23rd -YEAH!

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