So they start out numbering my arms and by each number (on both sides) they prick you with a needle with a small amount of an allergen...specifically, dust, mold, tree, grass, animal dander, and cockroach allergens. They pricked me about 55 times.
Within minutes, my arms looked awful. I had to sit there for 15 minutes to see how big the welts would get. They would then measure the size of each allergic reaction and then move on from there.
When they came back, they said, " you're allergic to everything...not just a little...a lot." My worst reactions were to trees and grass. The next thing they said, "Allergy injections."
Usually, the welts disappear after a couple of hours, but mine kept growing in size. By that even one of those pricks turned into the size of a golf ball.
to make a long story short, I opted to do what is called RAD (rapid allergen desensitization). For one day, I go into the allergy clinic and every 15 minutes they come in and inject me with my allergens for 4 hours! That is 3 shots every 15 minutes up to 4 hours. Going this route, I knocked off approximately 24 weeks of treatment. Now, I go in twice a week for 2 weeks to receive 1 shot, then once a week for a few months, etc...basically I'm building my allergy tolerance.
If you live in Oklahoma, you most likely have some allergy issues. It's either this or I move...sigh.