I have heard others say that they had that reaction to singulair, but unfortunately I can't remember who, or any details. Hopefully they will see your post & respond. Singular has been a huge help for me, with limited side effects, sorry I can't be more help!View Thread
Have you had allergy testing to determine what you are allergic to? If not, I would suggest making an appt with a good allergist for testing. Once you know what is causing the problems, you can try to avoid whatever it is, or possibly consider allergy shots. The shots have helped me tremendously.View Thread
I haven't been able to find a mold count around here for the past month or so, but if ours is high, that could go a long way towards explaining my recent symptoms. I was blaming my allergy shots, lolView Thread
I can certainly understand your being upset with the dr! Although I imagine he wasn't trying to tell you that you were faking it, but rather the feeling that you had was not an allergic reaction? You are seeing an allergist, right? Certainly if the pollen was high, you hadn't taken meds for 4 days (why?) it might make it more likely for you to have a reaction. If you lack confidence in the doctor, I think it might not be a bad idea to get an opinion from another allergist. Good luck!View Thread
I have had a systemic reaction to an allergy shot before without having a local reaction. I was at a very low dose, it was not too long after I started the shots. I am not familiar with psychogenic reactions, did it sound like the doctor was telling you that it didn't seem like an allergic reaction? When you had the reaction to the test, did he agree that it was an actual allergic reaction? Did the e.r. dr and your allergist agree?View Thread
Thank you for your reply. When you say that you reassess, what types of things do you take into consideration? The patients symptoms (or lack thereof) when exposed to allergens? Do you re-test to determine if they show less allergy? Is there any way to guess whether a patient is likely to get symptoms back? On one hand I would love to stop, but on the other hand I dread going back to out of control asthma much of the time if I relapse. I had such a hard hard time getting up to maintenance & would hate going thru that again if I had to start over. But on the other hand, I have mainly been doing well since the shots began to take effect. I do plan on talking with her about this, but would value hearing what factors you consider when making a recommendation about this to patients.
The other poster got me thinking about this again. What does an allergist look at when deciding whether to recommend to a patient that they can stop allergy shots? Has anyone here been recommended to try it? If so, did you & what happened? What are the odds that your symptoms will return? I think that I have been on them long enough to consider stopping, but am scared to death of losing my asthma control. Any experiences? Any advice from the doctor? I have an appt with my allergist next week & am thinking about discussing this.View Thread