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RE: Does Anyone have Any, Hints Or Tips As, To How I Can, Lessen My Hayfever Symptoms?. (STPWO)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

RE: Does anyone have any, hints or tips as, to how i can, lessen my HayFever symptoms?, as they are totally, driving me crazy etc, etc etc etc etc, it's not joke @, all.

I am being affected, by Tree Pollen @, this very moment in, time & it is, totally driving me crazy, etc etc etc etc, this started when 'Spring' came !!!!, !!!! !!!! !!!! !!!!.

I've tried taking Tablet's, using Eye Drops !!!!, am using Spray's etc, but nothing seem's to, be working @ all, which is no fun, for me 'what so, ever' !!!! !!!! !!!!.

I have lost count, of how many ' Toilet Rolls', 'Tissues' 'Paper Towels' & 'Hankies', that i keep using, /going through to, keep my Sneezes etc, etc etc etc etc, @ bay.

The trouble is that, even before the HayFever, Season starts i tend, to have a continuous, blocked up nose permanently, (it certainly feels like, it all the time, !!!! !!!! !!!!).

This happen's especially after, i have had a, continuous Cold/Flu, Virus even though i, keep Blowing my Nose, /Sneezing Non Stop, my Nose keeps being, Blocked up !!!! !!!!.

I'm dreading the Summer, Season when the Grass, Pollen start's (Nightmare Alert!!!!, !!!! !!!!), as that really takes, the 'Piss' as i, cannot have any of, my Window's/Door's, open @ all etc, etc etc etc etc.

My nose seem's, to be permanently, Red @ the, moment every time, i Blow my, Nose it is, always sore &, it hurt's like, HELL!!!! !!!!, !!!! !!!! !!!!, (if you, know what i, mean lol).

I've put lotion, on it to, make it less, sore etc etc, but nothing else, seems to make, it less sore, /hurt so, much etc etc. TBC TBC TBC TBC
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FRANKLY5 6/17/2013 11:39AM

    If you suddenly have symptoms, take whatever antihistamine works for you and drink a lot of water. A whole lot of water. Maybe 4 glasses of water. It works for me when I am having extreme symptoms out of doors.

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GRAMMACATHY 5/23/2013 12:54PM

    get rid of all processed food and eat organic for at least three days. When your immune system is not fighting foods it can work better to calm your allergies. I need to get the wheat out of my diet as my tree pollen allergies also kicked up. Best of luck with this.

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BARBEBABE16 5/20/2013 12:58PM

  You can try to do a continuously anti-histamine regime, take a 24 hour antihistamine like Zyrtec or fexofinidine. Your can still take Benadryl when you have a flare up. You might also want to consider a H2 blocker like Pepcid to more fully block the histamine reaction.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 5/19/2013 10:04PM

    Great suggestions for those of us in the allergy sufferers club. I'm old school in that I stick to generic chlortrimeton and benedryl. I used to be able to get adult strength benedryl by prescription but they don't make it anymore. It was the only thing that would sooth my itchy throat.

I make DH shower in the basement whenever he works in the garden and leave his clothes there too. The less pollen residue in my house, the better.

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SUNSHINE084 5/19/2013 5:15PM

    Wow you got a lot of suggestions. A saline rinse 4 times daily, antihistamine 4- weeks prior to print time.. You need to build up a cycle in your body.. Don't lay on your pillows or bedding with the cloths you had on outside. Check pollen reports. Male popular trees are worse for allergies. I am in the same boat as you. Try Vaseline on your nose.

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DEE107 5/18/2013 12:07AM

    using allergy medicine but check with your doctor first

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ANIHAKA 5/17/2013 8:20PM

    Just going through my son's Vinegar Book and saw where Cider Vinegar is very useful in building up resistance in fact for the prevention of a variety of different illnesses. Have dosed myself up on it with honey. Try that. I get hay fever didn't realise I was a sufferer till a few years ago, fairly mild next to what you get thank goodness. Get well soon. All the best.

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CAROLJEAN64 5/16/2013 3:03PM

    Try a neti pot

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KAYLSLYNN 5/16/2013 1:56PM

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ANGELFINDER 5/16/2013 1:21PM

    Hi hun - I know your pain. I have year round allergies. There is rarely a day goes by that I don't have the symptoms. My other complication is that I also have asthma which is triggered by the allergies. So my routine is as follows:

Advair 500/50 , Flonase, Claritin, Vitamin C with Rose Hips in the morning.
Advair, Flonase, Benedryl 50mg, Singulair, Vitamin C with Rose Hips at night.

Sad to say it is very little help. I have the same symptoms in winter when it's near 0 and covered in 6 inches or more of snow as I do in Spring, Summer when it's 90, and Fall.
When grass is cut within a block of my place, I can tell.
The above meds bring very little help.
I can be part of the day, being half way decent, thinking it might be a good day... I'll be sitting here just talking on the phone and within an instant a severe attack occurs.
With me, where most people sneeze a lot...I have little sneezing but severe coughing..till you think your ribs will break, eyes running so bad you can't see, nose a flood---total misery.
This can last for hours, then as suddenly as it starts --- sometimes it just stops....and once you calm down, it's like there was nothing wrong.....till it starts again.
Of course you have the all day, all night complete misery too, which means no sleep so you feel like a wrung out rag.

Have tried a lot of the above mentioned stuff and no relief...So my only advice is Learn to live with it..till you find a cure ! Just know that you are not alone--so we all suffer together.

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CLWALDRO 5/16/2013 11:27AM

    Here is what I did and have no more allergy symptoms. I take 1Tablespoon local honey purchased from a local bee farm and add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. I mix them together into a dip and then enjoy it daily with a piece of fruit. The honey must be local not those available in the grocery store for this to work. It takes about 3 weeks to begin seeing results. then just keep it up daily and you will not suffer as much

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WRWW13 5/16/2013 11:22AM

    Like Sofedupp - I 2 feel your pain. I also take several things at this time of year. I take the nyquil liguigels (generic) twice a day instead of once and 2 benadryls in the morning and three at night. Most people can't handle that many since it makes them so sleepy - NOTHING makes me sleepy. I am a chronic insomniac. You have a lot of good advice above and I hope you find the magic combination that works for you. I am still searching and haven't found anything that totally works. Right now I am wanting to scratch my eyes out but then I couldn't type - LOL. At the height of the season I actually had to take a day off work because my nose was running so bad that I had to keep it plugged up with tissues - I went thru 4 boxes of puffs in two days. I recommend the ones with the aloe. I looked like Rudolph and had to actually put lotion on my nose it was so irritated and peeling. I know that isn't a good visual picture to have in your head, sorry. Let us know what works for you. I am going to try some of the suggestions above myself and see if it helps. I do hope that you find the relief that you need. sending you tons of huggss and well wishes!!!!!

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FLEMIDG 5/16/2013 12:54AM

    I use a saline solution you spray in your nasal passages, and then blow your nose. It seems to help me.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 5/16/2013 12:44AM

    So sorry you are having trouble!! My dad used to boil water. Put a stopper in the sink, put in Vicks vapo rub. Cover the sink and his head with a towel and breathe in the steam. It helped for a bit. He said any relief was wonderful!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 5/16/2013 12:07AM

    The other night, my nose was completely stuffed, and I breathed
though my mouth. I bought some Claratin, and with the first tablet,
was able to breathe through my nose, again !
I find that my breathing seems fine, now, and only take the tablets
when my nose gets stuffed.

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DJ4HEALTH 5/15/2013 11:07PM

    I heard that marshmallow root helps with allergies, you can get that at a health food store.

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FLAMENM 5/15/2013 10:45PM

    I use over-the-counter allergy meds (Claratin these days). I keep things dust-free. Especially pay attention to duct work - we get our cleaned every other year. I don't wear my indoor clothes outside and vice versa. And I use a neti pot for sinus irrigation.

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SEATTLE58ANEW 5/15/2013 8:53PM

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DOVESEYES 5/15/2013 8:51PM

    There is a great atricle on allergies on SP it may help looks like a lot of people are with you :)

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SOFT_VAL67 5/15/2013 8:47PM

    ive often heard that locally grown honey can help, something about the pollen in the local honey being the same as what you are breathing and only local honey can help
also a friend swears by a neti pot
ive never tried it
but i do clean with vinegar instead of harsh chemical cleaners and also use hepa filters in my vacuum and also have two air purifiers in my home and a humidifier that stays on pretty much all the time, good luck.

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PURPLESPEDCOW 5/15/2013 7:46PM

    you need to talk to your doctor. you sound beyond the over the counter meds and need prescription.

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IRISHSUNSETS 5/15/2013 7:26PM

    I feel your pain. I was diagnosed as allergic to my environment....there are so many things that set me off. Sick of it. I make sure I wash my hands a lot, wash my hair every time I shower. I have a HEPA filter on my vacuum cleaner. I use prescriptions - an inhaler as needed and I take Atarax (which is an anxiety med that also takes care of allergies. There is a prescription nose spray that works super well - but I haven't used it for a while and can't remember the name. It was similar to an inhaler but for your nose - not like the over the counter nose sprays.

If you are allergic to rag weed, stay away from marigolds, cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, bananas, zucchini, cucumber, sunflower seeds, chamomile tea or honey. Ragweed and these foods are part of the plant family Compositae. Touching or eating any of these can cause an allergic reaction. If you do fruits and veggies, wash them well before you eat them.

I love melon, but can no longer eat it - not even a bite. My allergies have worsened as I get older, so where I could just get away with taking a Benedryl and having a slice of watermelon - I can't do it anymore. I have to carry an Epi-pen now everywhere I go.

I went through the shots for a year and had an allergic reaction every single time, so they stopped giving them to me. Found out half way through the shots that I was also allergic to the metal needle. My husband says I belong in a bubble. It's a challenge living with allergies of any kind.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 5/15/2013 7:25PM

    I take bioalgrens tincture. You pick the one that fits the symptoms. I react to tree pollen and grass so I take those. Its drops you get online from places like swanson or I herb.

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GAYLLYNNE 5/15/2013 7:15PM

    My son is violently allergic to tree pollen. He was hospitalized twice with allergy induced asthma from tree pollen. I went to an allergist. It changed his life! He got tested to see exactly what he was allergic to and started getting allergy shots. It's been years now but, he has almost no symptoms anymore. He took one clariatin this week and that's about it. It is amazing. If you have health insurance please see an allergist. It could make all the difference in the world to you!!

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NANCYPAT1 5/15/2013 7:08PM

    I suffer from seasonal allergies too and I WISH there were an easy solution - healthy eating and getting adequate nutrients, especially such things as the Omega 3s, probiotics, and vitamins - especially vitamin C and the B vitamins seems to help me. The less processed food and the healthier my diet, the less I am bothered by the allergies as well as many other health conditions.

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RENIESSPARKIN 5/15/2013 6:59PM

    Hi, sweetie! I feel so sorry for you. I did do the injections after being tested for certain things. It worked for many years. Then I got diabetes. Unless it's a matter of life and death, do NOT use steroids. They play havoc with your blood sugar.

I also can't use the 24-hr pills because I can't get to sleep the night after I take them. Insomnia w/a Cpap makes this worse.

You've had some great suggestions, but you are the only one who can check things off with your Doc. This puts so much stress on your body, so you DO need some help and soon.

Good luck emoticon

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    I hope you feel better soon! emoticon

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CJBAGGINS 5/15/2013 6:01PM

    The only thing that has consistently worked for me is prescription meds. Before, I would use prescription anti-histamines. I loved how they took care of nose, throat, eyes, etc. The side effects were too much for me though. I therefore now take a prescription nasal spray. Totally works well on my post nasal drip and sneezing. However, I have to suffer with the itchy eyes now, as the sprays don't touch that.

I hope you find something that works for you!


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DR1939 5/15/2013 6:00PM

    Will your health service provide you with a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter? I know one of my friends with arthritis is provided a car with hand controls, along with some other items.

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ALEXSGIRL1 5/15/2013 5:05PM

    I heard green tea works and I have allergies and drink it every day and seems to help . good luck allergies are no fun

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SHESMITH1 5/15/2013 4:35PM

    Zyrtec changed my life! As did a vacuum cleaner with a hepa filter.

Good luck!

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JTREMBATH 5/15/2013 2:49PM


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JCARDINAL 5/15/2013 2:00PM

    I use Allegra twice a day but I also noticed flushing out my sinuses with saline helps a lot. Good luck!

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A_NEW_CHAPTER 5/15/2013 1:09PM

    I don't know about you but when I started taking 2000 iu of Vitamin D3 my allergies were reduced greatly - it doesn't make sense but nothing else changed at that point - I still have days but not nearly as bad as they were. I started taking Vit D in March and that spring I couldn't believe how few allergy days I had. It might take a while to get started, I don't really know, I wasn't taking the VitD for allergies, but because I have MS and knew I needed it. I used to have a box of kleenex by my side at all times but it's rare now (it's been 3 years since I started)

So, don't know if this will help - just my experience. emoticon

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EILEEN828 5/15/2013 12:45PM


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SASSISPRING 5/15/2013 12:20PM

    I've tried all the natural methods, including having honey daily that is from your area and all the teas that promise results, what I've found is drugs works. Do you have other immune system issues? I have a few auto-immune diseases and it results in chaos with allergies, as the immune system is way too sensitive.

I have prescription inhalor (Ventolin), Benedryl (for the skin rashes) and Reactin (for the nasal reactions, congestion, eyes itching and sneezing). I also have eye drops. I have prescription migraine medication becuase the allergies (including hayfever) trigger migraines. I also take time off life and sleep when it slams me really hard.

Good luck with it all. I feel for you, it's awful.

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ALIHIKES 5/15/2013 12:14PM

    I use prescription inhalers during hay fever season (Nasonex -- the prescription inhalers have steroids that block the symptoms) and during the height of the season I take generic 24 hour pill as well. I also do allergy shots. Good luck

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WINNIE-POOH 5/15/2013 11:43AM

    The best thing that works for me is Quercetin with Bromelain. You can get it at your local health food store. High doses Vitamin C. I normally take Emergen -C during allergy season as a precaution. emoticon

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TESENISIS1 5/15/2013 11:43AM

    Remember to take a shower daily or more often to remove any pollen from your body, and especially prior to going to bed, that way you don't put any pollen in your bedding. So maybe clean your bedding in hot water and shower tonight. Hope it is helpful.


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PJ2222 5/15/2013 11:18AM

    This worked for me... Sam's Club Vitamin C with Rose hips. Took 2 grams every 2-3 hours. But everyone is different so experiment for yourself. It really helps me when I get the sniffles during allergy season.

In the meantime, here's a great resource to learn more about Vitamin C and it's many benefits from a Pulitzer Prize winner - Linus Pauling.<
Let me know how you make out!

Best wishes and good luck.

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TURTLESLOW14 5/15/2013 11:11AM

    I have been told to take a tsp of honey every morning by itself. Of course you would have to like honey and not have diabeties but I know my daughters symptoms along with taking Zyrtec have come back under control to a manageable level.

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OOPSIEDAYZ45 5/15/2013 11:09AM

    It is rough going this time of year. emoticon I have the same problem with all the cottonwood in the air. The only thing I've found that works for me is prescription nasal spray Aste-pro. My doctor put me on it last year and so these past 2 springs have not been nearly as miserable as in the past. Doesn't do anything for the eyes though. But at least I can breath and exercise. Good luck to you. I hope you feel better soon. emoticon emoticon

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BRAVELUTE 5/15/2013 11:08AM

    I use alavert every morning when it bothers me. The pine and oak pollen season is over down here. I use it then and also in the fall for grass pollen.

The orange flavored, dissolve under the tongue kind. Doesn't make me sleepy. Only one a day, in the morning. Don't take at night.

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ANASARI 5/15/2013 11:06AM

    Here are a bunch of natural ones, one or more of which might help alleviate your symptoms, if you can't get relief through pharmaceuticals. I am pretty sure the chamomile one is the best to try, because I remember both my mother AND Det. Columbo (*grin*) having good success by drinking chamomile tea. They have an additional preparation for it, too, though, which might be more direct and beneficial:

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I should add that some background info on chamomile says it has particular contraindications and Rx interactions that you should be aware of:

So I would say, if you try it, be sure to do so in moderation at first, until you see whether or not these issues occur. Good luck!

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MARGOMCP 5/15/2013 11:03AM

    I'm thinking of buying masks to help with my asthma (and my husband's smoking, my pets, etc.), just to see if they'd help. Check out a home improvement store if you have one nearby, they usually have a range of kinds for different substances.

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SOFEDUPP 5/15/2013 11:03AM

    I feel your pain as I am in the same boat. I am using a generic allergy medication that is supposed to be a 24 hour pill, but I take it twice a day. It helps a little, but nothing is getting rid of all the symptoms.

Good luck.

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