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2cats

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Posted: Oct 4, 2014 - 9:53am

 Alexandra wrote:
What in the world is out, suddenly, that has me sneezing 10 times in a row and giving me watery eyes. I thought all my allergies were in spring.
 
 
Is there ragweed in Oregon? Probably....
 
 
 
Oy, and I have a bike ride today.

 
This is absolutely the worst year ever down here in southeastern Oklahoma.
Alexandra

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Posted: Oct 4, 2014 - 9:43am

What in the world is out, suddenly, that has me sneezing 10 times in a row and giving me watery eyes. I thought all my allergies were in spring.
 
 
Is there ragweed in Oregon? Probably....
 
 
 
Oy, and I have a bike ride today.
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Posted: Jun 27, 2013 - 1:57am

European nettle extract, available in capsule form from your friendly neighborhood supplement source. Allergies alleviated in a half hour. Bing! Done.


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Posted: Jun 27, 2013 - 12:30am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I can't take Zyrtec either. Loratidine is barely noticeable in effect, side effect, anything. I haven't been bad this spring tho, so hey. But when it's really bad for me, the best thing has been the saline rinse. Waterboard yourself, you'll get to where you look forward to it! Plus in the end it costs basically nothing compared with the pills.
 

 
Oh, yes. forgot to mention that. Zyrtec comes into play only when the saline rinse fails.
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Posted: Jun 27, 2013 - 12:25am

 MrsHobieJoe wrote:
sniffle snuffle. The choice seems to be zirtek, which is very effective but makes me extremely zombie like or loratadine which is less effective but leaves energy levels intact.

 
Similar problem for me, and Zyrtec is about the only antihistamine I can take. The non drowsy Sudafed Actifed, etc., keep me awake at night. Benedryl lets me sleep, but causes other problems - ask HJ in about 10 years. Zyrtec is intended to be taken one pill a day, so I take it just before bed so it helps me get to sleep and guarantees a clear nose and throat through the night.
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Posted: Jun 27, 2013 - 12:18am

 MrsHobieJoe wrote:
sniffle snuffle. The choice seems to be zirtek, which is very effective but makes me extremely zombie like or loratadine which is less effective but leaves energy levels intact.

 
I can't take Zyrtec either. Loratidine is barely noticeable in effect, side effect, anything. I haven't been bad this spring tho, so hey. But when it's really bad for me, the best thing has been the saline rinse. Waterboard yourself, you'll get to where you look forward to it! Plus in the end it costs basically nothing compared with the pills.
 
MrsHobieJoe

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Posted: Jun 27, 2013 - 12:06am

sniffle snuffle. The choice seems to be zirtek, which is very effective but makes me extremely zombie like or loratadine which is less effective but leaves energy levels intact.
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Posted: Dec 16, 2011 - 2:01pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

they're afraid brain-eating amoebas will eat your brain!
 
the article states that using tap water is to blame. Apparently it's okay to ingest brain-eating amoebas but don't snort them. 

 
Yeah, that is an interesting concept...Probably just turned up the chlorine in the water supply a little....

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Posted: Dec 16, 2011 - 1:57pm

 musickat wrote:

I had a doctor recommend them to me.  What are they afraid will happen?  Somebody might wash some of that crap out they have been feeding us for years?
 
they're afraid brain-eating amoebas will eat your brain!
 
the article states that using tap water is to blame. Apparently it's okay to ingest brain-eating amoebas but don't snort them. 
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Posted: Dec 16, 2011 - 1:55pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Brain-Eating Amoeba

  • health regulators warned residents Tuesday about the dangers of using neti pots improperly. 


 
I had a doctor recommend them to me.  What are they afraid will happen?  Somebody might wash some of that crap out they have been feeding us for years?

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Posted: Dec 16, 2011 - 1:47pm

Brain-Eating Amoeba

  • health regulators warned residents Tuesday about the dangers of using neti pots improperly. 

MrsHobieJoe

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Posted: Jul 6, 2011 - 10:52pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

Where are you getting pollen from with all that nice fresh air coming in off the Atlantic?

 

I don't know - we had a lot of rain overnight so I think it could be stuff that was already suspended coming back down?
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Posted: Jul 6, 2011 - 10:40pm

 MrsHobieJoe wrote:
aaarrrgghhhhh!

 
Where are you getting pollen from with all that nice fresh air coming in off the Atlantic?


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Posted: Jul 6, 2011 - 10:38pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

We're still in conifer pollen hell here. Luckily, 6 years later, I'm acclimating - just get this awful early-morning post-nasal coughing nightmare.
 



I'm starting to double up on anti-histamine doses!
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Posted: Jul 6, 2011 - 10:32pm

 MrsHobieJoe wrote:
aaarrrgghhhhh!

 
We're still in conifer pollen hell here. Luckily, 6 years later, I'm acclimating - just get this awful early-morning post-nasal coughing nightmare.

MrsHobieJoe

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Posted: Jul 6, 2011 - 10:22pm

aaarrrgghhhhh!
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Posted: May 9, 2011 - 8:30pm

 cc_rider wrote:
But a lot of people here do not develop an allergic reaction to the worst culprits until they've been here a few years. We get cedar, then oak, then pecan pollens, in predictable fashion at specific times. Some of the old timers get it the worst, while newcomers don't seem to have any problem.

If it gets really bad for me, so bad I feel sick and the antihistamines just ain't cutting' it anymore, I go to the doc-in-the-box and get a shot of hydrocortisone. It starts to work almost immediately, and lasts a couple weeks or more, long enough to get through the worse of the pollen production. Sure it's a steroid and can have side effects, but one shot, once a year (or less)? I've got more important things to worry about.

I don't think allergies are amenable to generalizations. People who've never been affected, sometimes develop debilitating seasonal allergies. If it's a matter of acclimation, it is a NEGATIVE effect.
 
That's why I wrote "If you can survive a season or two without antihistamines (and other medicines that suppress the immune system..."

I know that some allergies can be serious and life-threatening. Give the naturalistic method a try if you can and see if it works. If you get so bad that you can't stand it then, of course, see a doctor for a chemical solution.

I lived with allergies for years and then I tried the natural solution. I admit that I was in absolute Hell for two pollen seasons. Since then I've had no allergic reaction to pollen at all.

I also broke an allergy to wool by forcing myself to wear a wool cap. I had a rash at the hairline for months and then one day it just stopped. I've been able to war wool without a reaction ever since.
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Posted: May 9, 2011 - 12:00pm

 rosedraws wrote:

Man, that word wouldn't even FIT on a Scrabble board!
 

If you think that crazy medical word is long, try pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosistry, which means inhaling dust that causes lung inflammation...

for Scrabble, I would go with ENT...

 

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Posted: May 9, 2011 - 11:49am

 romeotuma wrote:

Make sure your hubby has a good otorhinolaryngologist...

 

 
Man, that word wouldn't even FIT on a Scrabble board!

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