Well, last night was my allergy testing.
First off, Google Maps was a big old fat lying liar. I finally found the office after almost 40 minutes of hunting… less than a mile from my office. Seriously. Of course, it would have helped if I’d had my phone on me- forgetting and leaving it at home is becoming a chronic problem (I forgot it again today, too). I am going to move my charging station in hopes that will help. They were super-nice once I got there, but it took me a while to calm down and my blood pressure was pretty high.
I think I did a good job of summing up a life history of allergies in a reasonable amount of time. We then did prick tests for foods and environmental (I managed to get “coffee”, “beef” and “lamb” taken off the list since I don’t consume those, ever). My greatest fear going in was that I would show a reaction to *everything*. Instead, I reacted to nothing except the histamine control. This was both reassuring and a little puzzling (we did not test my fresh garlic allergy, because I really didn’t want an ER visit). We then did molds and spores, which were actual needles and in my arm. Still no reactions.
Basically, I walked away with a diagnosis of strong non-allergic rhinitis and an appointment for bloodwork this afternoon to check on that and possible gluten allergy. At this point I’m not sure what I’m hoping for. I mean, I am very worried about Celiac disease, but if the tests come back negative then I’m not sure where to go from here, so I’ll just wait for the results and see what happens.