Stuntman And Lover Of Cheese

by Dan Bostonweeks

Allergies. I Has Them.

I’ve known for a long time – since say elementary school when I took an allergy pill that was white with little blue dots – that I’ve got allergies. Today I finally had a visit with an allergist to find out a course of action to try and get it under control. I wasn’t terrible in New York, but since moving to California I’ve been pretty miserable on a yearly basis. This morning I had a scratch test and it came out that I was allergic to pretty much every tree and grass out there. For now I’m going going to use nasal sprays and see how that goes. I’ve got the option to go with allergen immunotherapy shots and I’ll be considering that over the next couple of weeks. I’d be either one shot a week for eight months or two shots a week for four months and then one shot a month for three to five years. After that 90% of people no longer suffer from allergies. That seems like a pretty good deal to me.