Yesterday I went to Kaiser for my THIRD allergy test. Yes, you read that right...THIRD. See, when I was in high school I had no allergies. I never sneezed, I never got itchy BUT if we drove through a grove of eucalyptus I would have trouble breathing. Since I was going to Australia we thought perhaps I should be tested.
It turned out I was allergic to everything and they recommended shots. Of course I was 17 and had no allergies so why would I ever do shots?!
Fast forward to about 10 years later. I reached a point where not only did I have allergies, but I had them almost 365 days a year. At times they were completely debilitating. I couldn't leave the house and would shut all the windows and sometimes just Benedryl myself until oblivion. I decided it was time to do shots and so I had another test. The shots started, but I kept getting sick that winter and the shots kept having to be put on hold. I was also given an prescription for Astelin and have used it ever since.
Then I got pregnant. My allergies disappeared. Leyton is now two years old and they are slowly coming back. I can't use Astelin anymore because the inside of my nose is starting to feel like that of a line snorter. So I have two choices.
A. Keep having babies
B. Have any allergy test and do shots again.
Annnnnnd, the allergy tests have it!
You have to wait 15 minutes for a reaction...this picture was after only 5 minutes. Obviously you can see I am VERY allergic to most everything. The only thing on my clear side is dogs, cats, dander and mold. It was not a fun test to have done although much more fun on the arm than the back which was way worse in my opinion.
I'll start shots in July. Wish me luck.