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I am allergic to cats..
I'm planing on talking to my doctor about writing me a referral to see an allergist to dicuss the possibilities of allergy shots.
Have any of you or know someone who's had allergy shots for cat allergies and had success with it working.
I'm so tired of getting sick when ever my family comes over to my house because they have cat dander on their clothes. or not being able to go over people's homes because they own cats..
I'm hoping if the shots work. they will atleast lessen my symptoms.
or is anyone doing anything else to help with their pet allergies. I have other allergies as well but, the pet allergies are what is affecting my life the most.
I am currently take 60mg of allegra and its not working at all.
I'm thinking about making a switch over to zyrtec.
Thanks for listening
sid
Sid,

I have severe allergies, mainly to things like cats that have dander, dogs, horses, cattle, cats, you name it. I went through the testing with an allergest and tested positive for 91 of 100 different allergies, I only had one food allergy (seafood-shell fish) other than that all things like household, grass, leaves, animals etc. I was on shots for about 6 years and stopped about 2 years ago. I was on Seldane-D until they took it off the market, then I went to Zyrtec (which works great for me Allegra didn't do anything). Anyway since I stopped taking my shots and I have built up my immunity I have 2 dogs, ride horses, and have 1 cat. The shots worked great for me, now because my allergies were so severe I started off with 2 shots one in each arm twice a week, my Aunt gave me the shots and then my Mom did and it wasn't bad at all the needle is so small it didn't bother me. My husband takes Zyrtec and has never had the shots, and since he has been on Zyrtec he too can tolerate our pets with out feeling like he is dying! And he sneezed his poor little head off all the time! Now I still get an occassional flare up but it isn't to like it used to be when like you someone would come to the house and I sneezed so hard it hurt!

GOOD LUCK, HOPE THIS HELPS!
JENN
Quote from Jenn4USA:
Sid,

I have severe allergies, mainly to things like cats that have dander, dogs, horses, cattle, cats, you name it. I went through the testing with an allergest and tested positive for 91 of 100 different allergies, I only had one food allergy (seafood-shell fish) other than that all things like household, grass, leaves, animals etc. I was on shots for about 6 years and stopped about 2 years ago. I was on Seldane-D until they took it off the market, then I went to Zyrtec (which works great for me Allegra didn't do anything). Anyway since I stopped taking my shots and I have built up my immunity I have 2 dogs, ride horses, and have 1 cat. The shots worked great for me, now because my allergies were so severe I started off with 2 shots one in each arm twice a week, my Aunt gave me the shots and then my Mom did and it wasn't bad at all the needle is so small it didn't bother me. My husband takes Zyrtec and has never had the shots, and since he has been on Zyrtec he too can tolerate our pets with out feeling like he is dying! And he sneezed his poor little head off all the time! Now I still get an occassional flare up but it isn't to like it used to be when like you someone would come to the house and I sneezed so hard it hurt!

GOOD LUCK, HOPE THIS HELPS!
JENN



Excellent feedback about allergy shots! Glad they worked for you.

After I took allergy shots for sinus problems, which helped greatly, my asthma, which had been under remission for years, was re-activated and I also experienced increased heart rhythm problems. When I complained to my allergist that, all of a sudden, I was having problems with asthma again, and that my heart was going nuts, he told me that I always had problems with asthma, but I never noticed that I couldn't breath, through my lungs, because my sinuses were so bad. I never went back to him again.

Did you have similar experiences?