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Leeana

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Its that time of year


I have never had any problems with allergys until last year, around this time. Last year was my first year with allergys. I remember last year at the McCabe clinic i had to come home early my allergys were so bad. So one year later, of course, they are back
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I feel stuffy, eyes watery and sneezing ..i got the whole package
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Does anyone take meds for their allergys that actually work and relieve the suffering. My eyes were watering and hurt so bad today i couldnt drive back from wal-mart, mom had to drive.

Thanks
 

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Allergies here.

I used to feel so sorry for people that loved horses but were so dreadfully allergic to them. Now I am allergic to horses. Also cats. Grass. Perfume & cigarette smoke.

I break out in hives from cigarette smoke (plus it makes me sick to my stomach) and from cold (seriously, if I'm outside & get cold legs, I soon break out in hives. Fall is an especially bad time for this!) & from stress/nerves...once got startled badly by a big spider & instantly broke out in hives. I'm also allergic to certain drugs--ibuprofen causes hives instantly, and there are others that do the same though the hives take longer to come out.

Horse hair & dust/dander will make my eyes water & nose start to run, big time. Best solution? A horse vacuum. My new vacuum makes spring grooming much more pleasant, because it doesn't put hair & dust in my face the way currying does.

I do find that I have to keep changing antihistamines. At one time anything would work for me, then one by one the drugs became ineffective. I went from Chlor Triplon to Benadryl to Hismanal to Reactine to Loratadine. Now there are times when I have to take 2 loratadine tablets instead of the usual one (doctor said it was okay to double up), and that's only for hives. Loratadine has no effect on my eyes or nose--liquid benadryl helps me the most when I get all stuffed up or my nose & eyes start to run. Liquid benadryl will actually get rid of my hives too, but not for long.

I also use Nasonex, the nasal spray. That helps a lot to clear my breathing. It would help more if I'd remember to use it daily, but I forget about it until I get really stuffed up, then I use it.

When all else fails I take a Gravol--it is an antihistamine & does actually help a lot if I get really stuffed up from allergies.
 

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I have allergys to absolutly everything.dogs, cats, mold, pollen, dust, leaves,etc, etc, etc...... after battling it out year after year. Ive now found that a simple steriod shot helps me through the worst of it. I still take benidrill on bad days , but for the most part it makes it bearable. ask your Dr about it. DR.
 

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Spring is really the only time it seems to bother me. I sneeze all day long, eyes are puffy/red/watering (then next minute dry), feel all stuffy. At first thought i was getting sick but i dont feel sick, just stuffy and alergetic
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Ill take a drive over to the drug store and find something.

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I have allergies also, mainly in the spring.

I use a nasal spray from my dr. called Rhinocort and it seems to do the job.

However, lately, I've also had to wear a dust/dr's mask while I'm at the barn due to all of the dust, dander while grooming my guy, hay, etc. Not a lovely site but, hey, ya gotta do what you gotta do!

Speaking of hives, I used to have them for about a year - they were horrible. I was on a combination of Zyrtec and randitine and I guess they finally burned themselves out - Thank God!

Hope you can find something that keeps your allergies under control, as they are no fun when you're trying to have fun!
 

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Ugh yes....definately allergy season. I rely on Claritan everyday, but at times I still find myself getting really itchy eyes and sneezy. Its too bad everything in the barn makes my allergies go off!!
 

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Yes! With all of the rain, it wasn't too bad until about a week ago.

It really kills my energy.

I use

Drugs:

Claritin (without the "D")

Generic Allegra

Nasacort

Supplements (histamine killers):

Quercetin / Bromelain

Glutathione

Guaifenesin

Methionine

Zinc

Vitamin C

I also have food sensitivities and have found that taking HCL and digestive enzymes with each meal help. Studies show many people with food sensitivities have inadequate stomach acid production.

A HEPA filter running indoors and vacuum with HEPA bags helps.

Daryl
 

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I didn't really believe in it until day before yesterday, but a Netti pot helps alot.

Amanda
 

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