I finally had my very first allergy testing and can sympathize with what MG went through in March. The testing with needles did hurt as much as any needle would that is poked into your back. It hurts when they poke and then if you are allergic it definitely gets itchy. I had 40 tests done on my back. It wasn't bad for me but I can see why MG HATED it! Especially as her reactions were much more severe. What surprised me the most is how achy my back has felt since. My results? Well... no food allergies for me. Just grass & alternaria (an outside mold). At least this explains why I'm so prone to bronchitis in June!