Hi Red *waves back* =) Wow...that's scary about your friend...it's weird she would be fine for a month and then all of a sudden the allergies would hit again. Thanks for your advice.
I guess the allergy drops are not FDA-approved yet, which worries me a bit. The allergist didn't tell me that at his office and really didn't tell me much about them at all even though I asked lots of questions. I guess they are used a lot in Europe and other parts of the world, but aren't FDA-approved in the US. The studies I looked at seem to show they work similarly to the shots though, but there are no standardized amounts of antigens to put in each drop mixture since they aren't FDA-regulated. And they charged me $90 for about 3 months worth...I'm guessing my insurance won't cover any of it b/c it's still considered "experimental. Of course, the allergy office told me none of this before they gave me the drops. I will have to do a lot more research before deciding whether to use these or not.