My allergies to grasses, pollen, etc. seem to get worse each year. Until this year I never had itchy eyes and this year that was a terrible addition to the sneezing, congestion and runny nose. I lose sleep from constantly waking during the night to sneeze and blow my nose. The allergies last from April to June, then I have no problems at all after that. I have tried all of the drugs: Zyrtec, Claritin, Allegra. None seem to have more than a minimal impact.
When I asked my allergist about the shots regimen I was told I needed to come in once a week for 4-8 weeks for the series. The problem is I travel extensively and am frequently gone Monday - Friday, and of course my allergist is not open on Saturdays.
I recently met a distant cousin who told me of her similar allergies and mentioned a process called rapid buildup therapy that she had in her home state of Texas consisting of one entire controlled day for the shots series. I can do one day therapy with no scheduling conflict. My question is whether this is a widely used therapy, and whether it works as well as the shot series spread across 4- 8 weeks? Or is it still considered "experimental" by the insurance companies an dlikely to cost me 100% out of pocket?