I have recently initiated getting weekly allergy shots (2 shots in each arm). I only seem to reaction to one of the four shots I receive, but the problem is that I develope a bruise with that one shot as well. My arm has so many bruises on it from my "reaction" shot that it looks like I have been abused. I'm still trying to get rid of the bruises I got from the allergy ID testing I had over a month ago. Again, I only developed a bruise at the sites that I had a reaction to. During my last visit to the allergist, I asked to see the doctor to discuss what might be causing the bruising in this one shot, but was instructed by both the NP and injecting nurse that I need to see my PCP to find out why I am brusing so "easily". If I were bruising with all four shots, yes, I would see my PCP, but the bruising only occurs with the shot that I have a reaction to. When I questioned if my shots could be given in a more disclosed part of my body, the injecting nurse very rudely informed me that allergy shots in general can only be given in the arm. Has anyone experienced anything like this and if so could you please let me know what helped and what/if it was determined why this happens. I'm almost to the point of discontinuing my allergy shots.
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