Allergy Testing

I'm Not Crazy... I'm Allergic!

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Allergy testing is like pregnancy testing. It isn’t always accurate.  However, allergy testing isn’t as black and  white as pregnancy testing.  You can’t be a little bit pregnant, but you can be a little bit “allergic”.

My last blog was on a miraculous event with “Julie” finding out a 50 year old diagnosis of depression was actually very severe seasonal allergies.  Now before everyone runs out and gets all excited about getting allergy tests and solving their life’s problems – we have to know a little more about these tests.

According to the Mayo Clinic, an allergy is an immune response to a substance the body sees as a threat and develops anti-bodies to combat. So the theory is that you can test the blood to see if there are any anti-bodies built up to specific substances. It is simple in theory…

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