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How Can I Relieve Anxiety Before Allergy Shots
Many ideas...: It's a bloodless injection using a fine needle (before injecting, staff should always withdraw the plunger to make sure the return is clear). Initial doses are very small (they do build up to 0.5 cc in the end). Subcutaneous space is a "potential space" that can accept the volume (doesn't hurt as much as intradermal). Ask for staff you like. Topical anesthetic like lidocaine/prilocaine may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Shot anxiety: You can perform relaxation techniques just prior to or during your shots, and can practice ahead of time by vividly imagining getting a shot while simulataeously performing your relaxation. You can also write out your fear thoughts and argue them with more rational thoughts. Positive self talk about how good you will feel when they are done can also help. Good luck! ...Read more
I take clonidine as needed for anxiety. I also take wkly allergy shots. I have to take an epipen with me to appts. Will these two adversly interact?
Months: The reason that allergy shot regimens take years to complete is because they have to go up on the dosage of allergen very slowly. The results are usually very good but it takes months for you to notice a significant difference. Continue taking your oral allergy medications as long as the allergist recommends it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there an alternative to weekly allergy shots to relieve constant sinus pressure in my face? I'm rarely exposed to what I'm allergic to.
Allergy shots: Or immunotherapy, is the only disease modifying treatment so far known that changes the immune system response to external allergens. It is not meant to be a decongestant by itself, other medicines to relieve pressure should be taken during the course untill the desired effect is felt, can take up to a year to feel the difference and course continues for 3-5 years but rather 4-6weekly shots, ...Read more
I am a patient who receives, at times, weekly allergy shots. Daily qnasl and zyrtec are not giving me relief. Is it safe for me to add more meds?
My sinuses have been acting up w/ no relief, i'm getting migraines like crazy. I'm taking all of my sinus medicine I take allergy shots monthly they Don't help, what do I do?
I have had a chronic sinus infection for three years straight. Multiple courses of antibiotics and steroids. Did allergy shots. Still no relief. Help?
Need to see an ENT: You are the typical patient that i see as a nose/sinus specialist and there are a number of things that can be done to help you. First an in-office minicat scan of your sinuses would be done. Then the options can include a simple in-office balloon sinuplasty procedure or an outpatient minimally invasive image-guided sinus surgery. For more information visit www.Socalsinus.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
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