Can Allergy Shots Make You Feel Tired?


Can allergy shots make you feel tired?

While uncommon, allergy shots can make you feel fatigued and like you’ve been exposed to your allergy. If you are experiencing side effects from your allergy shots, talk to your doctor about adjusting your dosing or shot schedule, or consider switching to sublingual immunotherapy.

Sometimes patients ask me if allergy shots can cause fatigue.

Common Side Effects

In general, allergy shots can cause local side effects like itching, redness, or irritation of the skin right after you get the shot.

Severe or Rare Side Effects

And rarely, they can cause a scary side effect called anaphylaxis. They can also sometimes just make you feel a little bit blah or fatigued like you've been exposed to your allergy. But in general, fatigue is not a common side effect.

What to Do if Allergy Shots Are Making You Tired?

If you are having side effects, though, you should talk to your allergist to see if they need to adjust your dosing or your shot schedule. Because in general, immunotherapy is supposed to make you feel better, not worse.

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If you are experiencing side effects from your allergy shots, sublingual immunotherapy might be the answer. Unlike allergy shots, sublingual immunotherapy can be safely taken from the comfort of your home. At Wyndly our allergy doctors will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to get you long-term relief from your symptoms without the painful shots or long doctor’s appointments. Take our 2-minute assessment now to see if Wyndly is right for you!

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