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Old 11-04-2004, 10:34 AM   #1
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Stopping Allergy Shots

My doctor is thinking about stopping my allergy shots. I have been on them for one year and it took me six months to get to full dose because I reacted to every shot. I have been getting off balance, tongue tingles and nausea.
I'm scared to stop them because I'm afraid it will be worse. Why can't I take a lower dose? Any thoughts?

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Old 11-05-2004, 05:44 AM   #2
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Re: Stopping Allergy Shots

I think I would seek the help of another allergist. It took me probably a year and a half to two years to get to maintenace and with many setbacks. I think you have not given it enough time and would seek the advice of another allergist. Some are better at mixing up the vials of stuff than others also. Mine mixes his own and has his staff doing the administration of the medication. If you quit now and start with someone else you will be back to square one. I would continue with the shots and take your records to someone else. My allergist and ENT have already told me that I will need to be on shots forever. I have very severe allergies though.

He actually has the greatest office setup I have ever seen. He has to be a millionaire, but it is because he knows his stuff and knows how to treat his patients. His office has two big screen TV's, and video and arcade games for the kids. I think he has ordered every magazine ever published for adult reading too. The kids love this office...I think they come just for the games.

Old 11-05-2004, 10:35 AM   #3
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Re: Stopping Allergy Shots

Thanks for your advise. I see a neuro-otoligist that I like a lot. I went through 5 or 6 others before I found this guy. I have allergies but my main problem is endolymphatic hydrops. I could barely drive or walk down a long hallway until he started me on thiazide diuretics. It just seems like my allergies are getting much worse in the last month and I'm reacting more to the shots. It's hard to know what to do.

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