I got stuck by needles containing 86 different known allergens. Most of them had a reaction. The thirteen that I didn't have a reaction to were then injected deeper into my skin. I ended up having a reaction to those as well. I don't have any food allergies but I am allergic to animals (cats, dogs, feathers, & horses), household inhalants (dust & mites), molds, weeds, trees, and grasses (Bermuda, Blue Grass, Brome, Johnson, Meadow Fescue, Oat, Orchard, & Rye).
My asthma started acting up because of all of the triggers they were putting me in contact with. They did a test of my lung function with this computerized program that you blow into and it measures how much air you can blow out. The computer screen had a picture of a birthday cake with candles on it. You are supposed to try and blow all the candles out while the nurse yells "Go! Go! Go! Go!". It was pretty funny! I got a kick out of it, I don't know why. I guess I am easily amused. Anyway, I didn't do so well so I had to stay and do a nebulizer treatment. After that they retested my lung function and I was able to blow out all but one of the birthday candles so they let me go.
I have an appointment in two weeks. In the meantime, the doctor prescribed a bunch of medications. I will now be taking Zytec (allergy antihistamine medication), Patanol (eye drops), Maxair (rescue inhaler), Rhinocort (nasal spray), and Pulmicort (daily inhaler). Plus, I will be starting my allergy shots twice a week. Exciting isn't it? LOL!
The doctor told me that allergies are hereditary. I said, "Great! If I have kids, they'll have to go through this crap?" and he said that if whoever I decide to have kids with has allergies that I'm guaranteed that my kids will have it too. He joked that from now on I should start asking guys on a first date if they have allergies. If they answer yes they shouldn't get a second date. LOL!