I have been receiving allergy shots for 5 months and experiencing progressively worse symptoms, not of the typical pattern for a RA flare-up. Is there any research suggesting that people with RA should NOT receive allergy shots? My immunologist is unaware of any contraindications.
I stopped taking my allergy shots last week after determining that the severe and long-lasting reaction was directly related to my latest shot. I fear what would have happened to me if I'd not made the connection - my immunologist never acknowledged or informed me of such debilitating symptoms and it was difficult to confirm the connection until the symptoms became so extreme.
That was most definitely the right call as I am feeling better each day. I am researching another possible reason for such symptoms in older women prompted by an insight from my primary care doc. I will post if I find something valuable.View Thread