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Allergy shot side effects can be moderate, mild to life threatening.
It truly depends on the individual since everyone responds differently.
I'll share some symptoms that I have, now that I'm back receiving shots again.
Again, everyone is different but these are some symptoms that I have experienced:
So FYI..after receiving shots, I have to wait 30 minutes to ensure that there aren't any serious side effects which is a good thing. This is a across the board when it comes to receiving allergy shots.
About 5 minutes or so after I receiving my shots, I noticed that my stomach started hurting slightly. I thought to myself, huh, that's weird that my stomach is hurting. It literally seemed out of the blue but truth to be told it was from the allergy shot and with every strength increase of the serum, the pain is much more noticeable.
There are a few things that I do in order to relief symptoms after I receive my shots.
So prior to going in, I ensure that I have taken my antihistamines. This is a must when on allergy shots. It's important to discuss with your allergist how much you should take. Learn more about antihistamines on WebMD.
I spoke to my allergist about the amount of Zyrtec I was taken and wondered if there was something else I could take for my stomach pain since Benadryl seemed to only help calm my stomach.
He suggested that I increase the amount of Zyrtec and that has worked. Thank heavens...I am so happy about that.
Some other things that I do are:
The most important thing is that one finds what works best for him/her since there is no cookie cutter method. It takes trial and error to determine the correct balance of what one's body needs.
Remember your body has to adjust which may take a little bit of time to do so when getting allergy shots.
So it's important to be patient with yourself.
I've experienced a myriad of of non-life threatening symptoms while on allergy shots but I realize it's my body ways of adjusting and I know it's going to get much better. I'm very excited for the outcome.
I hope this helps. Feel better soon.