maybe now si will mow the lawn

today i had my first allery testing. poked 63 times on the back and 20 on the arms to find out that grasses are my nemesis.

as well as a few trees and pet dander.

since i had to stay off anti-histimines for the last week in preparation for this test, i was MISERABLE last week. and my symptoms have been so bad that i don’t think i’ve slept a full night in over two months.

so needless to say, i welcomed the prescription strength allegra, prednisone prescription, and nasal spray with open arms.

i just hope that the welts on my back dissappear in time for my friends wedding this weekend!

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4 responses to “maybe now si will mow the lawn

  • ramblin' girl

    doesn’t sound fun at all. guess I’m glad my only allergy is a food one.

  • Erin

    How many hits did you get from your tests? I had 80 done on my back and reacted to 70. Some welts were bigger than the measurement wheel. My Colorado allergies were similar to yours – grass, pollen, thistles, pet dander. Allegra is WONDERFUL. I don’t think I could function without it.Now that I’m stuck in Houston, I’ve added dust mites and mold to my allergy list, so I’ve been getting shots for the past 4 yrs. They suck – but its better than being sick all the time.Hope you survive the prednisone and the Allegra does the trick for ya!

  • kt

    e- i can’t remember exactly, but reacted to all 5 or 6 grasses, 4 trees, cat and dog, and ~4-5 weeds. nmold or dust mites thank goodness – i didn’t want to give up my feather bed, down comforter, and down pillows!

  • Erin

    You won’t have mold or dustmites b/c its too dry (ie humid) for them to exist in numbers that would bother you.Your welts should go away quickly. Cortizone cream and the predisone will make them disappear quickly!

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