How to pass time during immunotherapy; picture of an old-fashioned alarm clock

How to pass time during immunotherapy

Jane Lawson

I'm a 20-something on a mission to defining myself, and ending stigma surrounding allergies, autism and out-of-the-box thinkers. In my free time, I write the unconventional web series I've been creating, tend to my garden, and binge-watch stuff on Netflix. I blog at janepedia.com.

I was getting allergy shots four days a week, every week, for several months. I received over 140 shots total, or maybe that was the shot days count. Either way, I quickly became bored and struggled to find new ways to pass time during immunotherapy. I mean, each day was like so: wait for shot, […]

Say goodbye to antihistamines before and during allergy scratch tests!

What to Expect at an Allergy Scratch Test

Jane Lawson

I'm a 20-something on a mission to defining myself, and ending stigma surrounding allergies, autism and out-of-the-box thinkers. In my free time, I write the unconventional web series I've been creating, tend to my garden, and binge-watch stuff on Netflix. I blog at janepedia.com.

Needles—lots of needles. An allergy scratch test is a lot like an optometrist’s appointment. You sit in a chair of a patient room, and you’re going to be sitting in that chair for the entire process. Honestly, I wouldn’t blame you if you went in your pajamas—I went in mine on the second day, just […]

Buttery croissants on plates and a bowl full of strawberries

How To Prepare For An Allergy Scratch Test

Jane Lawson

I'm a 20-something on a mission to defining myself, and ending stigma surrounding allergies, autism and out-of-the-box thinkers. In my free time, I write the unconventional web series I've been creating, tend to my garden, and binge-watch stuff on Netflix. I blog at janepedia.com.

I was drafted into an allergy scratch test after answering questions on a hot pink sheet full of questions. The answer which stuck out to everyone the most was how I’d coughed all year long. “You can’t really spend a whole year coughing,” my former doctor told me, “so I’m not even going to address […]