Allergy testing as an older adult

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Registered: 05-12-2013
Allergy testing as an older adult
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Mon, 09-02-2013 - 11:26am

Has anyone ever gotten allergy testing as an older adult? I have been thinking of getting it done but have had some friends question the point. They say I pretty much know what triggers my symptoms and what works to control them so why spend the money on confirming it. I would like other people's opinions about it.

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Registered: 01-11-2003
Wed, 09-04-2013 - 4:06pm

I have had allergy testing at an older age. I ended up finding out some things I didn't realize I was THAT allergic to (dust). Plus, I always think it is a good idea to do shots and take whatever allergy and asthma meds they prescribe. I may have them, but thewe will not rule my life.