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3/28/15 9:25 A

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Hi, Nice to meet y'all. I'm a financial counselor working from home full-time & and my husband is in the restaurant business. We have a chiweenie and 2 Alaskan Malamutes. I am allergic to the chiweenie fur so I clean, clean, clean! Lol!

I have hayfever and several other allergies (grasses/pet dander/dust/cigarette smoke). Currently I am on Benadryl and drinking my 8 glasses per day of water. Am wondering if Claritin would be better, but Benadryl is the only way I can sleep at night right now.

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3/27/15 2:14 A

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hi all, As most of you can guess, my name is Sally. I live in the Hoosier state and am literally allergic to everything that I have been tested for. I share my apt with two spoiled cats that love and protect me as I do them. I try to go outside when weather permits and I am as active as my doctors say that I can be. I am retired due to my due to my disabilites but try to stay active by volunteering as much as I can. I know what it is like to suffer from allergies, but I also know what it is like to live happy joyous and free regardless of my allergies and other problems

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2/20/15 7:10 P

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Hi, I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have allergies. Food. Animals. Plants. Mold. Cigarettes. Most of my food allergies -- true, IgE allergies -- are not among the Big 8, so most food-allergy sites do me little good. The eczema flares sometimes, and I have a permanent patch on one ankle, but it's not as bad as it used to be.

However, i feel lucky that there are still things I can eat, and I have zero problems with gluten. I take Allegra every single day, plus Flonase, asthma meds, and diabetes meds. But I thrive anyway.

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1/14/15 9:43 A

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Hi Tempa9468, I'm Jenni and I live in Kariba, Zimbabwe. Like you I also suffer from Hives when I exercise, I used to occasionally get them when I got in to water but fortunately that does not seem to happen anymore. I found for me the best thing to do would be as soon as I had finished exercising was to get in to a Tepid shower. Although I would still have the Hives on my skin the itching was bearable.

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1/10/15 3:15 P

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Hi. My name is Pauline, live in Michigan, but don't want to say Im from here, lol. I came down from Alaska. I, too have many allergies. I have many foods I cannot eat as well. I have acid erosion in esophagus/stomach, so out with fried, spicey, acidy foods., I am allergic to all dairy, and lactose intolerant, and being tested for celiac dis. So how much does that leave to eat. Not a hell of a lot. I get dishydrotic excema, which has put me off my feet for up to 9 months at a time. I hate steroids!!!! Have been on steroids more times then I can count. Allergic to bees. Several meds, penicillin, z-pac, albuterol, and list list just keeps getting longer. I feel for all of you out there having to go through this. I also have been diagnosed with Sarcoidosis. I keep asking God, don't you think you have given me enough? I think he is testing me to see just how strong I am, as all of us. Good luck and great health to come. Ty for listening.

Yes, have to watch all meds I take as I also have high blood pressure

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1/7/15 3:09 P

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Hi all!

I'm Amanda, 32, married, and live in the TriCities, TN.
I look forward to getting to know all of you along this journey!

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1/1/15 10:48 P

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Hello everybody! Happy New Year! I am new to forums so please forgive me if I do this all wrong until I learn. I was wondering if anybody else suffers for exercise induced allergies? This problem keeps me from getting much cardio in because as soon as my body core gets hot I break out in hives. It's horrible! I am able to swim laps and do water aerobics... Occasionally I will get hives in the water. What's a girl to do?

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12/31/14 3:10 P

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Hello my name is Cynthia I joined SP a few days ago and have suffered with seasonal allergies since my teenage years, where I take flonase, claritain doubled, and zyrtec on those days I just can't function I hate zyrtec make me drowsy and I want to do absolutely nothing, I also don't like when my throat starts to itch really bad and all I can do to soothe it is eat!

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12/21/14 6:22 P

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My name is Melody I have hay fever but it's only mild. I find that I get eight 8oz glasses of water everyday my sinuses don't bother me, I also take Benadryl to keep my sinuses clear so I can sleep.

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12/17/14 3:10 P

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My name is Chantal and I'm new here. I never had allergies until I moved to the sticks and now I can't get away from them.

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12/4/14 2:09 P

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Hi! I am new here. My name is Laurie and I am from Missouri, USA. I have dealt with seasonal allergies all my life. I also have allergies to mushrooms, penicillin, pet dander, bee/wasp stings, and spider bites.

I just found SP last night (I have insomnia) and after checking out the site realized this is just what I have been looking for. I hope to get to know everyone better. Have a great week everyone!

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11/30/14 11:52 A

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Hi! I just re-joined Sparkpeople after finding out I have multiple food allergies. I have to abstain from eating so many things - it's just crazy! I realized I can't do this alone, even with my hubby's help.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

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11/13/14 5:28 P

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Hi Everyone! I am new here (haha Duh!). I am a college student pursuing art and I suffer from allergies which sets off eczema. Um if there is anything else you want to know just message me! :D

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10/19/14 4:47 A

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Hi everyone.

Just introducing myself today. I have been blogging about what has been happening in my life recently concerning allergies, but I'll give it to you in a nutshell here. My OTC allergy meds have outlived their usefulness for me because they were increasing my blood pressure. I recently went to a specialist and got tested. Per the nurse practitioner, "because of my stellar performance on the allergy tests, I am a candidate for all four of the allergy shots" that they can give me. I started allergy shots last week and I am doing my best to remove as many of the allergens from my home as possible. Definitely a one day at a time journey for me. I am doing my best to take care of myself and be healthy one day at a time.

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10/16/14 10:18 A

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Hello, my name is Renee, and I suffer from year round allergies. The doctor has me on Zyrtec and Flonase. I wish I didn't have to take meds. But they do take the edge off of bad allergies.


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10/16/14 4:22 A

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Good Morning, My name is Nona. Not short for any other name. It does mean the #9 in Latin and I am the 9th child in the family. I have lived in the north east most of my life. Born in CT and have lived in upstate NY on and off for the past 19 years. California was only an 8 month stay so not long enough to get a feel for allergy control. Of course people tell me that the climate was not good for allergies. I just moved back to New York after 7 years of Florida life. I needed to get away from the snow for a bit due to a back injury but the heat, humidity, bugs and crime sent me packing back to New York. I have always had an issue with allergies. Never tested but figure that if it can cause problems it will be my problem., One of my biggest fears is that I am allergic to my dogs. Maybe that is why i never went to get tested. ignorance is bliss. I am looking forward to cooler/cold weather. It has always been my best friend. The kind of cold weather that grabs a hold of your nostril hairs and freezes them. I am back in the saddle to lose weight again. Have spent the last 6 months dealing with the stress of moving and just being so dog tired that I make meals for the family that are still very good but not necessarily healthy for my diabetes and kidney disease.

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10/10/14 11:25 A

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UGH allergies are not my friend. I really suffer from fall allergies and it's really hurting my weight loss. I'm glad I'm not the only one in this boat but on the other hand I wish allergies didn't exist. I'm Jen by the way, I also cope with other medical issues so I really dread this time of the year.

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9/11/14 12:54 A

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Hi! I have been battling this weight thing for years! I have finally revamped my life to cooking fresh meats and vegetables but my allergies are off the charts during the summer months, and I have gained 10 pds taking Benedryl! This stresses me, and I am here to learn how to cope with the stress instead of eating! I am currently trying to learn how to control my allergies naturally, so I will not continue to gain weight because of my medicine! I have stopped and started so many times, but this time it is going to be different because my mindset is on the future in Yahushua (Jesus) and not the past! I look forward to growing with this group as we all meet our goals!!

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9/1/14 2:39 A

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Hi,thanks for the reply.I don't really do the medication thing,but a lot of breathing exercises & Chi Kung & Internal Kung-Fu. It's only seasonal allergies. I'm going to try find a more natural/homeopathic/Ayurvedic solution for this allergy.Thanks.Ciao.

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8/31/14 7:59 A

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Hi there!

New to the team. I have seasonal and food allergies, the main offenders are grass pollen, pineapple, oranges and all things dairy.
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I recently was diagnosed with asthma. My doctor thinks this is secondary to the unusual evil pollen season we have had this year, and that once my pollen allergy vaccine (grazax) is completed in two years, this too will improve for good. (I sure hope he is right!)

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8/30/14 7:27 P

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Hi Ralph!
My name is Jenn and I'm from the USA, South Carolina. I have had my bought with sinus allergies and infections for years. Come to find out I had a deviated septum from when I broke my nose in high school. I had the surgery and I haven't had any infections since then but I still have allergies. I had gone to an asthma/allergy specialist and they tested me for all kinds of stuff, pollen, ragweed, you name it. I take an over-the-counter medication called loratadine (generic name) or the name brand name is Claritin. For me it works great!

If you can go see a doctor about this that may be what you need. For the deviated septum I had to go see an ENT (ear, nose and throat specialist). The over-the-counter medication I just got at the local supermarket. I sure hope that this helps you out. Good luck.

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8/20/14 2:48 P

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Hi,Ralph Guastella from Bryanston,JHB,South Africa.My main allegies are sinus allergies whenever the season changes.Not sure if it's from years of contact sports:rugby,boxing,M.M.A.,etc because of broken nose injuries.If anyone's got info,it would be well appreciated.Thanks.

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8/20/14 10:40 A

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Hi, my name is Amanda. I am married and have 3 children. I have terrible allergies and live in Oklahoma. Oklahoma is one of the worst places to live in if you have allergies. Mine are terrible right now, but I also have blood pressure problems so have to watch any meds I take.

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7/25/14 10:45 A

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Hi all!

Is it just me or has this been the worst season for allergies ever!!!!! My name is Olivia, 22, live in Central Ontario and I have just been going nuts. I'm allergic to pollen, hay maybe? kiwi, perfume and strong scents, and just about everything outside. (sidenote) And I am lactose intolerent despite my love of ice cream. WHY GOD WHY??? :)



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7/17/14 9:40 A

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Hello!!! My name is Andra, you may call me Andie. I have allergies to flower pollen, grass pollen, tree pollen, outdoor mold, cats, ragweed, and Lichi- an asian fruit. For the most part, my allergies don't bother me that much. I have 2 small kids and I have been married for 7 years. I have been trying to lose weight for a long time and finally I am really ready to do it.

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6/24/14 9:35 P

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Hello everyone. My name is Libi. I'm allergic to the planet. My own doctor has called me a freak of nature. To make things even more fun, I'm allergic to almost all over the counter allergy meds. The only one I can take is Benadryl and that one knocks me out, so not so useful for the daytime.

I have resorted to using essential oils and have been having some luck. But there are days when nothing works. I have allergy-induced asthma, so breathing becomes optional some days. Oh so much fun.

I welcome any and all ideas on how to handle my allergies.

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6/11/14 7:05 P

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I can't remember if I introduced myself or not. I am a born and raised Illinoisan who now lives in Florida with my husband and my daughter. I have been here since 2001. I grew up in IL not being allergic to anything. I was great around harvest time as well. Since I moved to Florida I have developed a lot of allergies. Spring and fall are the worst for me when things are in bloom and then when they hibernate for what we call winter.

I just had an allergy test this month. I have found out I'm allergic to mold, ragweed, dog fennel, tree pollen of various trees, grass pollen of various grasses, milk, soy, and pork. I mean like seriously how can I live. I have now found it difficult to find foods that do not contain milk and soy. I have found some cheese that I can have. However, I have not tried it yet. I can eat yogurt but, that's about it. :-( I am learning that pork is having the same effect on me like my milk allergy is.

So, I have now discovered there are lactated pill I can take. I have not started those yet. However, they are not cheep. I am learning that a lot of fast food places uses soybean oil to fry their foods.. A lot of dressings for your salads contains soy. So, I guess how do you guys with a diary allergy survive in a world of soy and milk



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5/31/14 1:14 P

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I'm Del. I'm getting on track with healthy food choices. I have year round allergies but find that my outdoor allergies are the worst, which only contributes to my exercise avoidance. I'm looking forward to the tips I can pick up from this team and hope I can offer others some tips as well.

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5/31/14 10:53 A

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Hello everyone! I'm a 29 year old woman who has been married for 10 years. We have been blessed with 2 children, a 9 year old son and a 1 year old daughter. I've always been on the "chunky" side, but after giving birth to my son, I gained a lot of weight. It wasn't until after giving birth to my daughter that I weighed my heaviest...220 lbs. I was shocked that I had allowed myself to get like this. Shocked and disgusted. I've now lost 15 lbs, but I know that I have a very long road ahead of me. Can't wait to meet you all!

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5/30/14 11:29 A

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Hi, I'm Lizzie. I'm allergic to practically outside. Lol. Uhm just introducing myself and saying hi!

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5/28/14 8:15 A

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Hello I am Diana from Massachusetts. I have Seasonal allergies and and allergy to latex. Not much pollen right now up here thankfully. Lots of rain the last few days.

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5/21/14 11:59 P

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Hello! I just joined this evening. I was tested for allergies last year, and I am allergic to cats, mold, Pacific coast maple trees, dust..... I take Claritin 2x's daily, and it seems to help.

I am hoping to meet new friends, and meeting people who suffer from allergies too

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Hello, I am new to Spark People. I have allergies and asthma. My main allergy symptoms are runny eyes, sinus headaches, chronic cough and nasal congestion and drip? Because of high blood pressure, I am only allowed to use an antihistamine, which doesn't always work. When things get bad, I recently discovered the Coricidin HB product line to use but mainly I use Claritin because my doctor swears by it. I have never been tested, but the doctor believes one allergy I have is pet dander as I have had two cats for the last three years. The asthma is a recent development that occurs mainly when I am ill. I wheeze occasionally then. When my coughing gets bad, my kids tell me it's my moldy lungs acting up again...lol. My nighttime symptoms have improved since I started using a wedge at the head of my bed.

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Hi , I'm Carrie from Houston, tired of the allergies.

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5/5/14 5:55 P

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Hi, I'm not new, but re-introducing myself. I've been inactive and not lurking for a long time. I've been with Spark People for years, but kind of zoned out for a the last couple. Trying to re-find my motivation and will power and get back on this crazy health horse! I have a 9 year old son and a 14 year old daughter. I normally suffer greatly from allergies but my new Dr office finally referred me to a specialist. I have been seeing an ENT, my medicines have been increased/added to and I'm finally living peacefully with my allergies. I daily take 1 OTC Allegra, Generic Astlin (sp?), and Nasonex. I also use an eye drop as needed...starts with a Z...know it when I see it.

I've also recently started oral drops which are just like the shots, but not as many office visits needed and more expensive because insurance doesn't cover them since they are not FDA approved...yet. They are safe from all the research I've read. I just started so not much news to report yet, but I'm optimistic!

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4/30/14 11:40 A

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Hello My name is Ruth and I'm very new to Spark's and this group. As a matter of fact I am having trouble reading and typing this post due to allergy eyes!! aahhhh!! Anyway, looking forward to hearing and contributing to this team! Be Well! emoticon

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4/30/14 6:13 A

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Hey everyone! My name is Tauna and I am 24 years old. I am a licensed hair dresser and finally making the courageous decision to do this. I already have a blog post that tells you a little about me on my sparkpage. I look forward to going through this journey with all of you!

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4/28/14 1:48 P

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hi my name Donna. I live in Arkansas, where we have alot of dust, tree pollin , and then there is the ragweed and grass. I am allergic to meds and trees ,dust , animal dander, cleaning products. I have asthma , and allergies too. I cannot cut my grass i am allergic to grass too. colonges are also on my allergy list.

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4/21/14 9:49 P

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Hi, Pam here. I live in Las Vegas. You would think the allergies would be better in the desert right? WRONG. I am allergic to things that grow. You name it, grass (the worse), pollen, flowers, trees, pine sap, etc.

I live in a beautiful condo complex, with lovely trees and flowering bushes and grass and I am in my own personal purgatory. My allergies are so bad, I walk with one of the allergen masks on as I do my two mile trek around the complex. I am also taking prescription meds for the first time ever because they are so bad.

It has not been a good allergy season for me so far this year.

"NOTHING changes if nothing changes" Remember, while looking forward to reaching your destination you need to enjoy the journey.

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4/21/14 8:57 P

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I have allergies, and right now its bad. I use nasonex? and Patinal eye drops.

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4/19/14 11:30 A

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Hello and thanks for the suport. I'm still figuring out how to use all the tools here.....not too computer savvy to say the least. I think I've joined groups I didn't intend to but anyway, my most annoying allergy is post nasal drip at night when I'm trying to sleep.

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4/13/14 12:24 A

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To Mamasita Good luck on the 5K...GOOD FOR YOU! emoticon

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4/8/14 3:43 P

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Hi. I'm Noel from Northern California. I'm 36 mother of 2 great kids. I still have about 165 pounds to lose. But I'm doing it.

Every journey of a 1000 miles starts with one step.


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4/8/14 11:44 A

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My name is Vicky. I am a 60 something housewife living in a rural subdivision in Central Texas with my husband and 2 dogs. Need to loose 80 lbs and get some relief from the pain in my knees.

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4/6/14 2:35 P

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Hi, My name is Donna and I am an RN, BSN, BSed. I have had allergies and asthma all of my life but I have a wonderful allergist who started me on Xolair injections monthly for my asthma and I am doing very well on those for the last 2 years. I am the Wellness Coach for the department where I work as a Telephone Advice Nurse. I used to be an aerobics instructor but now, I just exercise on my own with my teenage daughter. We are training to do a Mother's Day 5K Walk/Run in May. This will be our first official 5K! Thanks for inviting me to the group!!

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3/17/14 2:21 A

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hi there, i havent been on spark people in a long time as i have been able to keep all things under control, but over the last year its a little out of wack, and i allergys with a passion, seasonal in the fall and springs, hope to meet u all soon

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3/14/14 11:11 A

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Hi, My name is Vickie and I live in Connecticut...I suffer from allergies from March to November....so when I want to be outside I have to be on Singular every day for those months...to bad when it's cold I really don't want to be outside. Nice to meet you all.

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3/6/14 12:05 A

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emoticon You can do it Amanda, your wedding will be great.



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3/4/14 11:24 P

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Congrats on ur wedding

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3/4/14 10:09 P

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Hi I'm new, I'm getting married and really want to look my best, I really hope everything works out!!

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3/4/14 9:14 P

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Thanks

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3/4/14 7:48 P

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welcome Roger and Debbie.. emoticon



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3/4/14 12:56 P

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Hi! I'm Debbie ; ) I suffer from chronic allergies. My nose is a faucet. I use 2 prescription nose sprays - Astepro, an antihistamine, and Flonase, a steroid, I sometimes take an antihistamine pill, but I lost a large part of my salivary glands when I had thyroid cancer so I have a chronic dry mouth and the pills make it worse. Nice to meet everyone ; )

I took the road less travelled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost


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3/3/14 9:15 P

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Hi Roger here, and also use allergy pills to control my allergies, especially in the spring which is still not here due to this never ending winter....lol

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3/2/14 2:09 P

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emoticon , I have what they call Non-Allergic allergies. This means that what I have a reaction to one day I may not the next. It makes it really hard to know what to do. It has never stopped me from doing the things I like. I just pay the next couple days if it has an effect on me. I am on a couple allergies pills that keep most things in check. I was on Allegra which worked wonders with my allergies, but when they changed it to over-the-counter I could no longer afford to take it. The cost for one week now was what I was paying for 3 months on my insurance. But I do great and have had very few problems with the allergies other than an occasional migraine. My daughter also suffers from the same allergy.. It used to be difficult cause if it was a day that I could not be outside and had to stay in with the air on, she had problems with the air.. but we made it through.

Is there anyone else on this team that has this kind of Allergies? I had never heard of it and have not talked to anyone else that ever had it. I do remember it had a very long name but have not recently been able to find anything on it.



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2/12/14 1:21 P

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Hi I'm new and I have horrible allergies through the year. I use nasal sparys

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Hi, my name is Nicole Haley and I am a new member to this team. I live in rural Montgomery County near Crawfordsville, Indiana. I am a full-time college student, part-time sales and marketing merchandiser, and part-time crafter. I have suffered from seasonal and food allergies all of my life. I look forward to getting to know many of you on this team.

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1/25/14 12:45 P

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Hi everyone.
I am turning 56 next week, and have decided to give SparkPeople a 2nd try. I did t for a week or so last year, but I didn't fully understand what I was up against with my food allergies. At that time, they were just sensitivities. I am hoping that on this journey of finding me, I will be able to lose instead of gain. I have a physical reaction to gluten, soy, and lactose. I sometimes have a reaction to citrus foods, but not always. I have been tested twice, and both times have had opposite results. The first time, it showed I was allergic to most everything, but I couldn't take the shots, I broke out in hives. The second time didn't show anything until it was 3 minutes too late, then everything reacted. I was just off major prednisone dose at that time, and wasn't aware I wasn't supposed to be tested, although my allergist knew that. So, I refuse to be tested again. I am just trying to find out the old fashioned way, trial and error. I have a slight rash again today from something yesterday, but writing everything down will most likely help me find out what it was. I have Hashimotos, and have to eat foods with vitamin D and calcium in them 4 hours after I take my meds, and have to wait an hour before anything in the morning. I have had GERD for 7 years, have had chronic gastritis, diverticulosis, and my family has a history of celiac disease, although I tested negative, but my blood test was positive. I can eat nuts in moderation. I am a mess. I just want to lose weight. I am floating between 226 and 235 pounds, and currently am at 227.5. I lost half a pound yesterday. No matter what I eat, no matter how much I exercise, I seem to stay right there. Anyone else have that experience? If so, let me know and we will try to figure it out together. Thanks for listening.

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