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Old 08-13-2010, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Has anyone had these. I have seasonal allergies and allergies to dust mites, cats and dogs. I have started on allergy shots. It cost me 460.00 but my insurance paid 90% of it. I have been oging for injections weekly one shot in both arms. I had these done before about 15 years ago and they did not work for me. At that time it was only 1 shot in one arm.
I asked why they give 2 shots now and they said they found out that the mites don`t get along with the trees ok whatever.
If you had these done did they work for you or am I just wasting my time and money once again. I`ve been doing th shots for 4 months now and don`t see a difference. The allergist says the shots have improved greatly die to new technology. I`m nbot so sure I believe him I think he is just interested in making $$$$$$.
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Old 08-13-2010, 02:12 PM
 
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I had allergy shots for several yrs. and they did work for me. I was on a once a month basis. I got 2 shots in each arm.
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:04 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Yes they work. My youngest son has been getting them for almost 10 years (he's now 14) and he's much better. I started them when I quit smoking and developed a bunch of allergies in the early 90s. Prior to that I was allergic only to cats.
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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My adult daughter is currently doing the shots. She hasn't been sick since she started a few months ago, where before she was sick about 2 x month.
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Canada
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sounds promising
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Holland, MI
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I'm currently in my 27th month of weekly shots and just recently started noticing that they are helping. I think 4 months is too soon to tell for you. Every time the serum runs out, they have to mix new serum and they charge my insurance $650, so you'll probably have ongoing charges. I'm still taking just as much other allergy medicine as before the shots, which disappoints me because I was hoping to reduce the medications by now. My allergist won't give me another skin test for another year because she predicts it will take me three years to see a substantial difference.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Gettysburg, PA
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I asked why they give 2 shots now and they said they found out that the mites don`t get along with the trees
Did you ask if you can have some of whatever they're smoking?

Probably missing some context, just their answer doesn't make much sense--i see a connection from your allergy being partly caused by dust mites... but not getting along with trees??
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:46 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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I've been giving myself two shots a week since 1986, YES they help me a LOT!!!!
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Did you ask if you can have some of whatever they're smoking?

Probably missing some context, just their answer doesn't make much sense--i see a connection from your allergy being partly caused by dust mites... but not getting along with trees??
The nurses there are pretty ditsy. I think she meant dust mites don't get along with pollen.
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