Allergy shots

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  1. DeAnna

    DeAnna Just A Face in The Crowd

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    Anyone had them? and did it help?
     
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    I have been taking them for almost 50 years. And yes, they help me tremendously
     
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    omg ... 50yrs??? Hope you med plan covered them all along, lol.

    I just started mine about 3 weeks ago, but it takes several months to kick in. My doctor has already billed my insurance plan almost $4,000
     
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    Holy crap! I'm sticking with jello shots.
     
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    I don't think the allergy injections helped me but this was years ago. Went through two rounds and I couldn't tell a difference.

    I should note I was allergic to almost everything they tested me for. :lol:

    The drug that helped me the most is the Flonase type drugs.

    I also use the occasional Benadryl but my family swears by the Claritan D 24 hour formula.

    My allergy problems have gotten better over time.
     
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    I have gotten Kenalog shots a few years ago and they give me a lot of relief for about 2-3 months. However, they only recommend getting one per year. My allergies have been bad recently and I have considered getting another one though.

    Jon, what shots do you take and what symptoms do they help with?
     
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    Thankfully I only pay $60 co-pay. Of course, they bill exorbitant amounts to the insurance company - I doubt they would actually pay those amounts.

    They do take several months to kick in, then you just need to go in for 'maintenance', ie, once a month or so.

    I've tried everything - FLonase, Nasacort, Zaditor, Claritin, Sudafed, Allegra etc. Did nothing for me. My main problem is the headaches/migraines/ear pressure which are all related to my allergies. I seem to be ok with Xyzal - only makes me slightly drowsy.
     
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    I did the 'accelerated immunotherapy' where in one day I spent 3 hrs getting shots, every 45min 2 weeks in a row. They gave me a packet of pills to take the day before, one of which was prednisone. OMG .. I felt great! no headaches, my eyes were clear, my skin was not an angry red color, had more energy. I wish I could take it forever, lol.
     
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    The shots are for a variety of things - molds, pollens, cats, dogs, the usual.

    Help with sinuses, breathing, congestion...
     
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    They won't. Medical costs are like MSRP on cars; actually worse. The insurance company negotiates with a provider for a much, much lower cost. Your EOB should show the break down.

    Unfortunately, uninsured consumers usually get stuck with the full bill which is why so many people are forced into bankruptcy by medical costs.

    Prednisone is also used for weight gain for kids on the lower end of the weight scale. It promotes appetite.
     

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