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Posted by Heather on June 06, 2000 at 22:59:43:

In Reply to: HELP...I'm going to get an allergie needle.... posted by Brooks on February 01, 2000 at 13:46:36:

: I just wanted to know the side effects of having an allergie shot!!! They told me that I had to stay at lest 30 minutes after! Now I'm so scared that I don't know what to do!!! Can anyone help! I'm affraid that I will go into shock.!!!
: Please please please please please please help help help!!!!

First off, you should go in there CALM. The tenser you are the more it will hurt. And stress aggravates allergies considerablely. Meditate or chant or listen to calming music or read a book. There are two types of "adverse reactions" local and shock. Local is when the needle area swells and burns. Although uncomfortable, this can go away on it's own.
The chances of shock are very slim, but if it starts to happen your tongue starts to swell and you can't talk. That is why they keep you there for observation. If that starts to happen they give you a quick injection which stops the shock.
I gave myself shots at home when I was a young college girl. The only requirements were to have someone near by me and to have my "Bee Sting Kit" handy.

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