I started allergy shots a few years ago and will never go back to the old pills. It's wonderful not having any symptoms at all in spring and fall, no problems with dust. This summer I found I have a new allergy to grass pollen, so I'm building my grass shots until I get to a level where they can be added to my 2 regular shots.
I had shots as a kid, when my mom gave them to me and my brother - back in the days where she boiled the needle and the glass syringe. Those hurt! The new ones are nothing!
I still have to run fast for the Benadryl when I get a yellow jacket sting. I took down the hummingbird feeder and put up a bee catcher. It's time for hummingbirds to go south now anyway. The yellow jackets are getting really nasty here since they're getting ready for winter, burrowing in the ground.