By Addie image

When I moved to Austin, TX eleven years ago, I was so excited to explore this city and all that it has to offer. Little did I know that Austin is notorious for its year round allergy issues! After many bouts with sinus infections, bronchitis, throat infections, many doctor visits and, finally, allergy testing, I hope to be on the road to handling these allergies, and feeling good!

At my Mother’s insistence (Thanks, Mom!) I am now seeing an allergy specialist. After undergoing allergy tests (Nobody told me how “uncomfortable” that was going to be! Thanks, Mom!) it has been determined that I will benefit from weekly allergy shots. I just had my first injection, and I have to say, it was NOTHING! Barely even a mosquito bite!

No matter where you live, if you are getting frequent sinus, throat or bronchial infections, I definitely recommend seeing an allergy specialist. And, if the doctor suggests allergy testing, do it! I believe the discomfort is worth knowing what your sensitivities are so a plan of action can be determined between you and your doctor.

One day soon I will be able to enjoy the outdoors of this great city!