I’m an allergy sufferer, and I’ve been writing occasionally on my experience with an allery treatment called Allergy Easy. Here’s an article in Science Daily about this kind of allergy treatment, called Sublingual immunotherapy.
Sometime back I posted that I am trying an allergy treatment called Allergy Easy. I have reached my maintenance dosage (10 drops twice per week) and did a doctor visit this week. I had a bad reaction to the full strength serum the first day I used it (2 drops). I was able to handle it with a high dose of antihistamines and decongestants. I’ve had allergy and breathing problems for years, when it gets bad and I’m not getting enough air I’ve learned not to panic but to “hit the problem really hard” with medication. This time I did not need to use my inhaler nor my epi pen.
This time of year is my worst for allergies. While my allergies are really bad, they are significantly less bad than they were at this time last year and less bad than I expected. So, the Allergy Easy treatment has helped me. I’m 4 months into a 2 year program with it. So far I believe it has helped me.
I am still taking 3 allergy medications, thought at lower dosages than at this time last year. When I was at the doctor’s, he told me to back off on the medications at the beginning of summer and see how I feel.
I’m fortunate to be in pretty good health. My biggest challenge is, and has been, really bad allergies. These are most troublesome in the spring when plants do their sex thing via pollen. I bear them no ill will, they are just doing what their DNA is programmed to do.
In the mid 80’s I had allergy testing done and I took allergy shots for about two years. An inconvenient process involving going to the doctor’s office weekly, getting 2 shots in each arm, and having to wait there 45 minutes after the shots to make sure there’s no bad reaction. These did help quite a bit. After 2 years the benefit plateaued so I discontinued the treatment.
I recently became aware of another option, called Allergy Easy (http://www.allergyeasy.com but this site is almost content free). In this system the serum is taken orally instead of by injection and one does this at home. Instead of testing with hundreds of allergens and formulating a custom serum for each person, Allergy Easy gives everyone all the allergens. The ones you are allergic to you get desensitized to, the others don’t affect you. Quite a simplification, and as William of Occam said, the simplest solution is the best one. This is much less costly too.
Today I went for my 3 shot test. The nurse gave me 3 injections of the 170 allergen material of varying strengths. As soon as she finished she said “You really are allergic!”. Yes, I knew that. The spots got red and itchy. The doctor measured them after 20 minutes and determined what my starting dose of the serum should be. I went home with 4 bottles, each 5 times stronger than the previous one. I go back to the doctor for a follow up in late February.
I’ll keep readers updated on my experience with Allergy Easy.