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Old 11-12-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Well I went to the clinic for my allergy shots. I get one shot in each arm. My serum contains mould, dust mites, trees, pollen, ragweed and grass.
A nurse gave me a shot this time. I waited for 1/2 hour. I went home and about 1 hr later my hands started itching uncontrollably. Then my chest broke out in hives, my face and neck turned red and I had a huge hive on my neck.
I went back to the clinic and they took me right in. The Dr. gave me a shot of benadryl checked my heart rate, throat lungs and BP. The benadryl wasn't helping so he gave me a shot of epinephrine.
As soon as the shot went in I felt my heart punding in my chest like it was going to jump out of my chest. I felt jittery and really strange. The Dr. had me lie down for 15 minutes. After that I was ok.

Has anyone else experienced this? This is my second reaction. My first reaction was not as severe. Should I just stop the allergy shots all together. What if the next reaction is even worse. I don't know what to do. I'm on these shots to try and help with me severe recurrent sore throats
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Old 11-12-2010, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Well I went to the clinic for my allergy shots. I get one shot in each arm. My serum contains mould, dust mites, trees, pollen, ragweed and grass.
A nurse gave me a shot this time. I waited for 1/2 hour. I went home and about 1 hr later my hands started itching uncontrollably. Then my chest broke out in hives, my face and neck turned red and I had a huge hive on my neck.
I went back to the clinic and they took me right in. The Dr. gave me a shot of benadryl checked my heart rate, throat lungs and BP. The benadryl wasn't helping so he gave me a shot of epinephrine.
As soon as the shot went in I felt my heart punding in my chest like it was going to jump out of my chest. I felt jittery and really strange. The Dr. had me lie down for 15 minutes. After that I was ok.

Has anyone else experienced this? This is my second reaction. My first reaction was not as severe. Should I just stop the allergy shots all together. What if the next reaction is even worse. I don't know what to do. I'm on these shots to try and help with me severe recurrent sore throats
I would discuss stopping the shots with another doctor (your allergist has at least the appearance of a conflict of inter$t )

I would be VERY concerned that the next reaction will be even worse than this one. The fact that your doc gave you epinephrine shows that even s/he thought it was serious.
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Old 11-12-2010, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I would discuss stopping the shots with another doctor (your allergist has at least the appearance of a conflict of inter$t )

I would be VERY concerned that the next reaction will be even worse than this one. The fact that your doc gave you epinephrine shows that even s/he thought it was serious.

I can see what you mean about the money. Good point. The serum cost me 400.00. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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I would worry that the reaction is escalating. Maybe the serum is too strong? Normally allergy shots start out at VERY low concentrations, so this doesn't happen.
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:40 PM
 
Location: A Thousand Miles From Nowhere
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Have you ever tried any natural allergy remedies?
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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I did the allergy shots as well. To my dismay I had the same reaction you did. I was furious as my insurance did not cover the shots. (Stupidly I did not investigate first). They can dillute (sp?) the shots so it may not have the same effect. For me, that also did not work.

Of course I found out when I was tested I was allergic to many things. I had a severe reaction from the allergy test and should never have been put on shots.

Talk to your doctor, you may be able to continue.

If you can afford it I highly recommend finding someone who deals with allergies as a homeopath. My GF has done it and it made all the difference. She barely has any effects from her allergies. You do have to pay out of pocket, and it is quite expensive.
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I did the allergy shots as well. To my dismay I had the same reaction you did. I was furious as my insurance did not cover the shots. (Stupidly I did not investigate first). They can dillute (sp?) the shots so it may not have the same effect. For me, that also did not work.

Of course I found out when I was tested I was allergic to many things. I had a severe reaction from the allergy test and should never have been put on shots.

Talk to your doctor, you may be able to continue.

If you can afford it I highly recommend finding someone who deals with allergies as a homeopath. My GF has done it and it made all the difference. She barely has any effects from her allergies. You do have to pay out of pocket, and it is quite expensive.
Thanks. I wish I could afford it.
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