I've been battling allergies and food sensitivities all my life, having
shots as the ultimate resolution and avoiding foods that I'm sensitive to.
Today, I had the results to recent allergen testing, and my ENT specialist had this conversation with me:
"We used to put folks like you in a glass bubble. Remember that?
Today, we're going to take you off the aspergillus niger mold shots and have you see our new specialist who's coming into our practice
in July who is an expert in immune system treatment.
It's possible now to treat a patient who has an inherited allergy gene with just one pill which may carry the patient for a full year of immunity to allergens, freeing you from the serious effects of allergies that you have."
That was the whole conversation, folks.
I was astonished, frankly, because it means no more Flonase (a
steroid nasal spray), no more corticosteroids for inhalation, no more
nasal rinses, and no more shots. Just seeing the expert in
immune system treatment and taking a pill is going to be the resolution.
I'm not saying that everyone will need to be treated only once a year with a pill, but I am hoping that some of us will need only that much to be strong in our immune system. (And I'm one of those who have an inherited allergy gene, meaning we folks have a tough time with allergies.)
High immunoglobulin E levels can make us feel less than strong, frankly. And I wondered what was causing the fatigue, difficulty sleeping at regular hours, strong reactions to outdoors air this spring, and need to take Zyzal (a strong, prescribed antihistamine).
Sneezing was just accepted as natural!
The unrefined sea salt nasal rinses have eliminated recent sinus
infections, however, so I'll keep that up until this new expert
joins my ear,nose, and throat specialist's staff.
I guess we should all ask about this if we feel that we could benefit by the knowledge now in regard to immune system function and its efforts to keep us healthy.
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 4/20/2012 1:03:34 PM (GMT-6)