I am very frazzled! I have been at war with allergies my whole life. It was not until my teens that I started to develop a horrible rash that would appear with bad allergies. I was tested when i was younger (9 yr or younger) and it was decided that I was allergic to trees, pollen, mold, animal dander, dust, grass etc. I got my shots for many years and was stopped. I was retested right before i got pregnant bc i was struggling with the rash and allergies bad. my test came back pretty much the same. I had my son and was tested again with similar results. All of these test had been skin tests and the two test were by diff doctors. I had to switch doctors bc the one that had started my back on shots fell ill. The doctors at the new office wanted me to do a blood allergy test bc the people at the last office took horrible notes and they had no idea where i was in my treatment.
The results of this test really got me confused. i went in today and the nurse told me that i tested negative for trees and grasses and dog but really high for cat allergy. This pretty much contradicts what I have been getting shots for well my whole life. How can this be so dramatically different? The last time I was tested b4 this blood test was less than 2 yrs ago? I thought the shots were helping a lot but I was told the reason they were "helping" was bc i tested negative. I am fed up with this allergy stuff. It seems like i cant find a way to get comfortable in my own skin. I dont get how when i get licked by a dog i develop a rash and get itchy and full of allergies but test negative on this blood test. I get tested for foods in december. I am just so confused and dont know how this makes any sense at all. my whole life being told i was allergic to everything inside and out and now nothing but more miserable than ever... help! Has anyone gone through this before or have any advice?