My daughter suffers from allergies really bad. I say that she's allergic to "God's Green Earth", as she seems allergic to everything. I know when we were working thru her allergies, the Allergist explained to me that and I quote, "what really causes allergic reactions is your own immune system. It mistakes these innocuous allergens for a serious threat and attacks them. The symptoms of an allergy are the result of a body's misguided assault".
That having allergies may be genetic, but they don't know that for sure. However, if you think about the statement above, allergies are started by the bodies "misguided assault". That's the same thing that happens to us with our lupus. It was explained to me that when you're exposed to something that you're allergic to, you may be exposed many times and not have a reaction and then BAM you get hit with one.
I know that my hubby, and his father have allergies really bad. Hence, our daughter has really bad allergies, is that because they do, I'm betting on it. She also has had a positive ANA since she was like 7 and is now 21 and still shows signs of lupus at times. Even though I have RA/Lupus which are autoimmune diseases, my Doctor believes I have an underlying immunodeficiency disorder in addition to my autoimmune disease. So, it's possible that even tho you're taking medication to suppress your immune system it's not affecting your allergies.
Of course, this is all speculation on my part. I think it's a great idea if you can get into to see the Allergist over the summer, I'm not sure if you were aware of this or not, but the Allergist is also considered Immunologist too. If you go to see them I hope they can help you figure this out and hopefully, get your allergies under control. For my daughter the best thing that worked for her was allergy shots. She took them for just over 4 years and her life was so much nicer, but once she turned 17 she refused to have anymore shots. I can now say her allergies are the worst they've ever been and she's TOTALLY MISERABLE.
I hope you start to feel better soon, and please let us know what the Doctor says or you find out.
DX- RA, Lupus, Fibro, LGL Leukemia, Obstructive & Central Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Hypertension, Bells Palsy, Gastroparsis, Blood Clots, Glaucoma, Chronic Pericarditis & Pleurisy, Severe Anemia. Way to many medications to list.