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I think one of the factors that has to be considered with immunotherapy is that you are putting small amounts of allergins in the body in the hopes that the body will develop an immunity to it. With lyme, our immune systems are compromised, some of us worse than others, so expecting our immune systems to act 'normal' and develop the strength to fight off allergins may be asking too much.
I had allergy shots many years ago before being dxed. They really didn't have much of an impact on me in terms of improving my symptoms. A couple of years ago when allergies started bothering me again I returned to an allergist, and she definitely did not recommend injections.
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Thanks you guys. This info is actually for a friend of mine with Lyme who is going to go to an allergist. I started to ponder it with our immune systems so wacked and changing all the time. It seems like maybe they would help us as our immune systems got more stabliized, or maybe they would help some people and some not - as is clear from the responses. I'll pass this inof on and see if she decides to go for it.