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Here on the central coast of CA, it appears that allergy season has gotten into full swing....and my entire head is feeling it. I tell you.....there's nothing like spending a couple of minutes outside, walking back in, and feeling the area BEHIND your face start to swell up like a dead animal on the side of the road in the hot sun on an August day back east. There is liquid leaking out of every orrifice in my noodle. Eyes are itching off the hook. Breathing is a little on the laborious side. My co-worker just handed me a box of Kleenex. Subtle way to say, "Stop the goddamnd sniffing, already..."

I'd sacrifice a digit to be rid of this problem. I'm not really asking for sympathy or anything here, just kind of ranting about an issue that's plagued me since I exited the womb. Anyone else out there who gets like this during this time of year?
 

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VA2SLOride said:
Here on the central coast of CA, it appears that allergy season has gotten into full swing....and my entire head is feeling it. I tell you.....there's nothing like spending a couple of minutes outside, walking back in, and feeling the area BEHIND your face start to swell up like a dead animal on the side of the road in the hot sun on an August day back east. There is liquid leaking out of every orrifice in my noodle. Eyes are itching off the hook. Breathing is a little on the laborious side. My co-worker just handed me a box of Kleenex. Subtle way to say, "Stop the goddamnd sniffing, already..."

I'd sacrifice a digit to be rid of this problem. I'm not really asking for sympathy or anything here, just kind of ranting about an issue that's plagued me since I exited the womb. Anyone else out there who gets like this during this time of year?
Dude, go to an Allergist. Take shots for about 3 years and you will be a new person. Actually in about 6 months you will be a new person but you probably can get off the shots in about 3 years. IT works!

I took shots for about 2 years and had to stop because my insurance changed. I had gone from allergic to about every living green thing (mostly 3's and 4+++ on a scale of 0 to 4 with 4 being the highest reaction) to not one 3 on the list. Things I ranked a 4+++ on were down to a 2. Things I ranked a 3 on were 0 or 1. It works.
 

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I used to be allergic to everything too. Smog, dust, dirt, sunflowers, other green stuff, animals, hairspray, blah and etc. I tended to get better as I got older.

Then I developed allergies to something that caused me hives daily. I think likely food. Not good.

Anyway I talked the P.A. into Zyrtec for an allergy one season---now I just make sure I keep the prescription renewed. One a day for the last 6 years probably----anyway it has taken care of all of it!
 

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the dreaded allergies...

Have you tried allergy shots? I used to get them every week when I was really young, and then every other week when I got older. The ENT specialist said that once you have an allergy, you always have it. They can go dormant for 10 years at a time even. The shots really made a difference for me.
 

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There are so many different treatments for allergies, from densitization therapy (shots) to nasal steroid (flonase, rhinocort, etc) to non-sedating antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra), that there is no reason, other than aversion to seek help, why one should suffer.
 

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what are GD allergies?

VA2SLOride said:
Here on the central coast of CA, it appears that allergy season has gotten into full swing....and my entire head is feeling it. I tell you.....there's nothing like spending a couple of minutes outside, walking back in, and feeling the area BEHIND your face start to swell up like a dead animal on the side of the road in the hot sun on an August day back east. There is liquid leaking out of every orrifice in my noodle. Eyes are itching off the hook. Breathing is a little on the laborious side. My co-worker just handed me a box of Kleenex. Subtle way to say, "Stop the goddamnd sniffing, already..."

I'd sacrifice a digit to be rid of this problem. I'm not really asking for sympathy or anything here, just kind of ranting about an issue that's plagued me since I exited the womb. Anyone else out there who gets like this during this time of year?
what are GD allergies ? did you take allergy medication?
 

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Zyrtec may help...

Not to be a shill, but I'm a pharmaceutical rep that sells Zyrtec. Numerous head-to-head studies vs. other prescription antihistamines show that Zyrtec has the best 24 hour symptom relief. Combination therapy with a nasal steroid may work even better. Go see your doctor and mooch some samples before you fill any prescription to see if the meds work for you.
 

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Mine are pretty bad this time of the year. Here in NJ the pollen is pretty thick, its all over everything outside. Cars have a nice green tint to them. Has anyone had any luck using an air purifier in their bedroom at night? The mornings are the worst time for me.
 

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you'll want to check out

the latest Consumer Reports Mag or maybe 1-2 back????...there are a ton of "purifiers" out there that don't work and can cause more harm than good.

Jim
 

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Here in vegas allergy season is bad this year. I went to the Doc and ordered a shot of kanalog(spelling). This stuff wipes out the allergies within days for the year. I usually have to resort to this stuff every few years
 

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I am miserable if I don't take my antihistamines and nasal spray daily. Also if the allergies get out of control I get asthma. Sudafed is good to dry stuff up when you are a walking faucet.

I live in Southern California and work in Central (Non coastal) California and the allergies are way worse up north.
 

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I'm in Sacramento...

...and I'm absolutely miserable. But thats becuase I don't have health insurance right now. When I did have insurance, I was on a daily regiment of Allegra and Flonase. I rarely had an issue when I was on my meds. My allergist always wanted me to come in for weekly shots, but, I hate shots...so never did. Anyway my point is: See an allergist, don't mess around with over the counter stuff if your as bad off as I am, you'll be much happier.
 
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