Hi, I’m Joe. In 2013 I was diagnosed with dust mite allergy. At that time, I was already an adult.
After my diagnosis, I realized I had been suffering from allergies since I was young.
Why did I put up with allergy symptoms for so long without addressing them? Well, I didn’t realize I had allergies.
As a child, I visited a number of doctors. I was misdiagnosed by family doctors and dermatologist who never mentioned the possibilities of allergies. I was given medicine and told that I’d “outgrow my symptoms”.
My allergy symptoms gradually became worse. By the time I finished college much of my skin was covered rashes, I had little energy and always felt exhausted.
My symptoms crept up on me began to affect my work, social life, and hobbies – especially exercise.
In my late 20’s I was in bad shape. I participated in clinical studies for skin at the University of California San Diego and I was seen by allergy researchers at the University of Missouri but neither institution helped identify and treat my allergies. Eventually, I decided to side-step the GPs and dermatologists and made an appointment with a specialist for allergy and immunotherapy.
I was tested for dust mite allergy (among many other allergens) and the results confirmed why I had felt so ill for so long.
I finally had answers and I set out on a mission to improve.
In the months that followed my diagnosis, I began reading medical journals about allergies and worked closely with my allergist to adjust the way I was living.
I’ve dedicated myself to improving my allergy symptoms and regaining my health. I’ve used a lot of products, including “quick fixes”, that didn’t work. I’ve lived 30 years with allergy symptoms so I know what works and what doesn’t.
I created this blog to share my experience as well as medical research in hopes that it helps others as they attempt to overcome allergies. It has a been a long process to improve my health, and I believe the information shared on my blog can help you and your family.
In addition to allergies, you’ll notice I also write about my experience with allergy shots. Allergy shots, or allergy immunotherapy, are the best thing I’ve ever done and my symptoms have improved dramatically. They helped stop the snowballing effect of my allergy symptoms.
Allergy shots have retrained my immune system to stop misfiring on harmless substances in my environment. The great thing about allergy shots is they are natural, and they are the closest thing to a cure for allergies.
My blog is meant to share helpful information and my experience. It is not meant to be medical advice. Please read my medical disclaimer for more information.
I regularly update my blog to answer specific questions and share information about allergy covers, vacuums, and other preventative products. Recommendations and product reviews may be influenced by my experience and opinions about the brand and/or product, however, I am never compensated for recommending brands or products.
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