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Old 03-14-2005, 04:40 AM   #16
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Pollen just about kills me every year. Ugh.

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Old 03-14-2005, 05:07 AM   #17
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If you are able to, cut the stamens off any bunches of flowers and this will help with the pollen (if you can do it outdoors or get someone else to do it).

Watched an interesting programme on parasites the other night which shows there is a correlation between lack of intestinal worms and the rise in allergy/hayfever sufferers. Who know's, in the future you may have to drink a "worming" paste to get worms rather than remove them from your system to stop the immune system from going into hyperdrive.

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Old 03-14-2005, 01:11 PM   #18
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I have been getting allergy shots now for amost a year and they have been helping me. I'm had allergies to dust, mites, mold and all kinds of pollen. Once the weather gets warmer look out "Allegra".
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My allergies don't acted up too much when things begin to bloom, but when the Santa Ana winds come into town, watch out
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Old 03-14-2005, 03:06 PM   #20
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I hate Claritin for allergies (although Claritin-D is my favorite when it comes to congestion). Allegra is where it's at...and it's non-prescription in Canada.

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Old 03-15-2005, 08:07 AM   #21
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Zyrtec is the devil. It knocked me out for a week even after I stopped taking it. I only took it for 2 or 3 days. I could barely keep my eyes open
Zyrtec is a fantastic allergy drug - it's harder to get here than narcotics. My husband has been on it for the last few years and I've never seen anyone as bad as him with allergies, he's still getting weekly shots at the doctors because he's allergic to EVERYTHING. Between his allergies and my sinus problems, we go through kleenex like crazy. I"m also allergic to augmentin.

But my main point is - you're supposed to take Zyrtec at bedtime because sleepiness is a common side effect. It'll stay in your system and keep you covered.
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Old 03-15-2005, 08:25 AM   #22
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the only problem is that i've taken claritin, zyrtec, and allegra and became immune to each of them after about a year of taking them. maybe by now i can take them again
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Old 03-15-2005, 09:48 AM   #23
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Have you seen an allergist or immunologist? You may be a candidate for shots. My husband would never survive on Zyrtec alone.

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