Post # 1
The test it’s self I can deal with, yeah, it’s sort of crappy getting poked with things your allergic to just to see how much you swell up and needles in your arm testing other things. Oh and here breathe as hard as you can into this machine until you feel like you’ll pass out. But it’s fine, just a few hours of being uncomfortable, right?
WRONG! I have to stop all my allergy medication and asthma medication for a few day before hand to get accurate results. Working outs a hell of a lot harder when you can’t breathe. I know I can just take it easy a few days so that’s not so bad.
This is the part that sucks the worse, with out the allergy medicine I am ITCHING LIKE CRAZY!! All of me, head, sides, arms, legs, face. Especially the palms of my hands and the pads of my feet. I’m lucky I don’t have hives but do you know how much it sucks when your hands and feet itch? I feel like the day is moving super slow because all I want to do is scratch at everything and lay in bed. AND I still have two more days to go.
*sigh* anyone else feel like commiserating?
Post # 3
Funny timing to your post! I just went to my dermatologist this morning because I had a cut on my arm, and its been there for like 2 weeks and is looking rather infected (sorry for the TMI) – well low and behold it turns out its not infected, I’m having an allergic reaction to Neosporin.
Yes, I am allergic to NEOSPORIN. Seriously. The stuff that’s safe for kids and babies…I’m allergic to.
I’m allergic to penicillin and all sulfa based antibiotics, so I guess this shouldn’t be a huge surprise (?) – but seriously, Neosporin?!?!?!?!? WTH!
I have to get the big across the board allergy test done soon, and I am not looking forward to it, or to having to not take my allergy pills. I feel your pain.
Post # 4
I’m allergic to the cold (if my body temp goes from hot to cold I break out in hives) after an allegy test as a child that I swear scarred me for life, it ended up being my dad who figured it out by sticking my hand in a bowl of ice. Now that I’m older I developed this weird rashlike thing on my arm, the derm said he could do an allergy test to figure out the cause or just give me the meds to make it go away. I took the just meds option and plan on asking my dad his thoughts!
Post # 5
@MrsPinkPeony: I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE!! I don’t take any meds for it, but it’s terrible. If I am not covered – literally – from head to toe in the winter time I break out into terrible hives. And forget swimming in the summer time! (Unless it’s a heated pool…)
Never bothered with an allergy test… I’m sorry you’re going through all this!
Post # 6
@TinyTina – The meds are for something different, I don’t take anything for the cold allergy. My pediatrician told my parents they needed to do it since I was only a baby when it started! I’ve actually met a lot of people who are allergic to the cold you should google it sometime lol, its very interesting. I almost hate summer more than winter, freakin a/c is the death of me!!! Everyone told me I would grow out of it but 24 years later I’m still waiting!!!