I started allergy shots again in January 2018. Previously I had allergy shots in the past and had to stop them due to reactions. I have had shots on five days since the the beginning of January and one shot in each arm on all five days. Within about 10 minutes of receiving the shots I experience histamine release, nose running, nose congested, eyes watering and itching at the sites. I also have had some coughing. The symptoms continue until I can take 75 mg of Benadryl. (Note – I know this is not the usual dose of Benadryl, but lower doses no longer work for me). I take allergy medications and several asthma medications daily. In my natural environment I have been having allergy and asthma problems several days a week or daily. That is why I have only been able to go 5 days for my allergy shots since the beginning of January. On these five days I was fine until I received my shots. I think my allergy bucket is over flowing (out of control) from all of my exposures. I know what my allergy triggers are but with the chaos that my immune system is in, only a small amount of my allergens triggers my allergies at work, home in the community.
Questions – Has any one else had out of control allergies, reacted to allergy shots but continued to receive the shots? If so, did you eventually have less reactions or did you stop the shots?
My doctor would like me to try to continue with the shots.