I was recently tested for allergies due to a sinus infection i could not quite get rid of. I have lived in tennessee my whole life, but have been told that the chance of getting allergies later in life is normal.
well, i started the allergy shots in march2008(took one) and had a reaction to it. For lack of a better way to describe it, i had shortness of breath. i went to the er and was given a breathing treatment. it helped a lot. the doctor also gave me an albuteral inhaler to use as necessary.
well, last wednesday, april 16, i was outside with my son working on his playground when i got a scratchy feeling in my throat like a soar throat. i went to bed that night find, but the next day it was bothering me. i went to my ENT where they gave me a steroid shot and asmenex inhaler. Plus they were real strong about starting the imunotheropy. i chose to go to the drops. well, friday, april 18, i was doing fine all day and that night was working out on my sons play ground. i was tilling the ground. i noticed the feeling in my throat again. it was like a tightness. when i went to go to sleep the tightness was so evident that i got worried. my wife called an ambulance. they gave me a benodryl shot atthe hospital and sent me on my way. all day saturday i took benadryl (that stuff is tough by the way)and felt groggy all day. finally, sunday, after much anxiety my wife took me back to the ER where they gave me another steroid shot and an anxiety shot. they also prescribed me ativan. the doctor said he felt it was anxiety, allergies and acid reflux(which i have had for about 3 years-take nexium for)
Monday i went to my PCP. he sent me back to the ENT plus gave me a prescription for Lexapro. the ENT insisted i go ahead and start the drops for allergies.
now to the question.
First, could an allergy flare up be causing the feeling in my neck? Also, i have a knot feeling in my throat, could this be caused by the GERD? also will the immunotheropy with the meds take care of this or do i need to go back to the doctor. I feel like a lot of this is due to the anxiety and meds but not sure. here is what i am taking.
Nexium, Allegra, Veramyst, Asmanex, lexapro, Allergy Drops. have the ativan, albuteral just in case but dont use them regularly.
What to do?