My allergist has recommended that I do what he calls a RUSH allergy shot treatment. Basically, for one day, I will be pre-medicated with prednisone, zyrtec, and zantac, then receive an additional injection every 20 minutes until the point of systemic reaction. He believes it will get me not to maintenance but at least maybe 2 months worth of injections.
We are trying to get me past this catch-22 of "I keep getting sick because I need allergy shots" and "I can't get allergy shots because I'm sick" ….. SO frustrating. I've done years of allergy shots in the past (in childhood and again in my 20s – I'm 44 now) but never had this trouble before.
Has anyone ever done a rush like this? What was your experience? I hadn't ever heard of it until this year.
While I want to do it, I do think it is risky. I had an ana rxn to allergy testing in June, then had another ana rxn to an injection in August. Since then I've only been able to get one injection because of asthma/allergies/sinus what-have-you.