What do I need to know about allergy testing?
So last night I had a huge allergic reaction to something I ate, which resulted in a hospital trip to give me an Epipen, Benadryl, Gravol, and Prednisone. Sheesh.
So now the doc wants to refer me to an allergist in the city.
How will they test for allergies? Skin pricks along my arm? Is this method effective? Can I request certain foods (coffee etc) that wouldnot be on a standard tes? Is there a better way to test for sensitivities and not true allergies?
Needing some accountability, so here's my stats:
34yrs old, 5'5"
CW: 163lbs (07/2014)
GW: 135lbs or less
Eating mainly paleo, but including a bit of white rice (don't call the Paleo Police!)