I have done a search of the forum and found some topics on allergy injections, but in the forum allergies, not in the Crohn's forum.
I have taken 4 shots for allergies for two years, once a week... then maintenance of SEVEN years, 4 shots once a month. I retested for allergies last week....and my allergies were WORSE, the levels higher and more allergens. (and I was on 30 MG of pred?) I am allergic to all grasses, dogs (i have three- and show and train dogs!) molds, trees, etc. We have hepa filters on everything, UV lights in the ACs --- etc. I have no food allergies, some drug allergies.
With my newly dx Crohns, - that is one fact of my medical history I had forgotten to tell. I just think of it as daily life and should have mentioned but didn't...this is all overwhelming and I was so sick.
My appointment with the GI yesterday--- I told her about the shots. Her "personal feeling" was that she did not believe in them and she actually was going to talk to a researcher at UM about it, because she said, the allergy shots could have contributed to my autoimmune of CD and RA. She said it was my decision if I wanted to continue. Of course, the allergist is saying, I HAVE TO CONTINUE. yes- I do believe I have relief of my symptoms... but is it from the shots? or did I finally grow out of it?
So, then I talked to my dog's vet today (she is a friend and combines conventional veterinary meds with holistic and western chinese) Her opinion- friend to friend... was that the gut and intestines are such a large part of my body functions, (my allergies are all above neck.... ) she treats Crohns in dog's of course... she said, she would not take the shots anymore. She said I am introducing more into my body and to take a break from them.
So- the question.... is anyone taking allergy injections with a dx of CD and RA?
Kim In HOT HOT HOT FLORIDA!