Posted 10/2/2014 5:24 PM (GMT -6)
I saw a similar thread to this one that was kind of old so I wanted a fresher response if anybody had one.
Back in May, I developed allergies out of nowhere to cats (i have 2), dogs (being the worst reaction), pollen, and molds. I started taking allergy shots in late August. I'm on my 6th week (2nd round of vials) and my symptoms feel amplified. My lungs sound like they have poprocks in them ALL the time, I now wheeze at night when I lie down for bed. The only OTC medication that seems to work is Mucinex DM (and not all the time). I have head congestion too but it doesn't bother me. My most aggravating symptoms are in my lungs. I found out the ProAir inhaler does very well for the wheezing at night but it's only good for 4 hours before I wake up at 3:00 every morning and need it again. When I'm upright (walking), my lungs actually feel ok (just a smidgeon of crackling). When I lie down, it's the worst, making it very difficult to sleep. The wheezing started around the time my 2nd vial started...just can't remember the exact date so I'm not sure if they're truly related.
Hence my question....can allergy shots worsen your symptoms or amplify them? These things are expensive and I don't want to waste my money. I know people are saying to get rid of my cats, but I just can't do it. Just the thought alone breaks my heart. I want to fight this mess...and WIN.