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Big Smoke
08-14-2012, 01:56 PM
I knew I had some serious issues with allergies, but typically they are worse in the spring. But the last few days have been absolutely miserable. Anybody else fighting with their allergies right now? Any suggestions on relief?

Phobia
08-14-2012, 02:00 PM
Ragweed season came very early this year. It usually lasts a couple of weeks for me. I sneeze it out for about 10-15 minutes in the morning and then again at night with perhaps a few random sneezes during the day. I'm not a fan of drugs so I tend to use them as a last resort.

doomy3
08-14-2012, 02:04 PM
I've felt like absolute shit the last couple days. I would say allergies have a lot to do with it.

Big Smoke
08-14-2012, 02:04 PM
Ragweed season came very early this year. It usually lasts a couple of weeks for me. I sneeze it out for about 10-15 minutes in the morning and then again at night with perhaps a few random sneezes during the day. I'm not a fan of drugs so I tend to use them as a last resort.

All of the various antihistamines make me super tired anyway. Even claritin and zyrtec. Benadryl will knock me on my ass flat out.

Anyone have any other home remedies that might be of some use?

ChiefsNow
08-14-2012, 02:23 PM
Smoke Rag weed.

Sofa King
08-14-2012, 02:29 PM
This is the only thing that has ever controlled my allergies, and they stopped making it. I have tried everything else and nothing has come close to working. My allergies are terrible. Itching eyes, running nose, skin is itchy... the worst.

http://www.overstockdrugstore.com/product_images/c/300450211248.jpg

Big Smoke
08-14-2012, 02:44 PM
This is the only thing that has ever controlled my allergies, and they stopped making it. I have tried everything else and nothing has come close to working. My allergies are terrible. Itching eyes, running nose, skin is itchy... the worst.

http://www.overstockdrugstore.com/product_images/c/300450211248.jpg

That's just Benadryl with Tylenol in it.

Pablo
08-14-2012, 02:45 PM
Zyrtec works great for me. I felt drowsy the first couple of days but got used to it. A little drowsiness is a hell of a lot better than sneezing all damn day.

Phobia
08-14-2012, 02:49 PM
All of the various antihistamines make me super tired anyway. Even claritin and zyrtec. Benadryl will knock me on my ass flat out.

Anyone have any other home remedies that might be of some use?

Only home remedy I know of is move to Arizona. Ain't no ragweed there.

Big Smoke
08-14-2012, 02:53 PM
Zyrtec works great for me. I felt drowsy the first couple of days but got used to it. A little drowsiness is a hell of a lot better than sneezing all damn day.

Agreed. Zyrtec is my favorite of the OTC bunch. Haven't tried Alegra yet though.

Frosty
08-14-2012, 02:58 PM
I've had what I thought was hayfever year round for years. A couple of years ago, I went zero carb for about 6 months and it went away. When I went back to eating normally, it came back, so it seemed to be food related instead of hayfever.

I have been working on tracing it down and think I have it now in the sulfites used to preserve food. Wine, grapes, aged cheese, anything with corn starch/corn syrup and any other food high in sulfites will set off a sneezing attack as well as stuff me up so bad I can barely breathe.

I am still working on cleaning up my diet and use generic chlortabs to help minimize it.

Just a thought.

Buehler445
08-14-2012, 03:01 PM
All of the various antihistamines make me super tired anyway. Even claritin and zyrtec. Benadryl will knock me on my ass flat out.

Anyone have any other home remedies that might be of some use?

Everyday is allergy season. I'm seriously allergic to fucking everything.

You're probably having problems because the late season broadleaves have started pollenating. And there are a few that put out a massive amount of pollen. Palmeramaranth is the worst. It sucks the life out of me.

Anyway, Zyrtec works the best for me, but I have to cycle it out so my body doesn't get acclimated to it. Give it a shot. You might be drowsy because your body is working so hard overreacting to the allergen.

Virtually no home remedies work other than limiting your exposure. You might try Flonaise. People have said it has "fixed" their allergies. It is pretty much just a nasal steroids.

Keep trying the Zyrtec. Allegra works OK. If you don't like the other ones, try it.

Good luck.

Omaha
08-14-2012, 03:02 PM
I knew I had some serious issues with allergies, but typically they are worse in the spring. But the last few days have been absolutely miserable. Anybody else fighting with their allergies right now? Any suggestions on relief?

I have nearly eliminated dairy from my diet & my seasonal allergies have almost completely gone away. I must have some sort of sensitivity to dairy. My allergies were awful the last few years, but I've actually been able to stop taking allergy medicine. No problems at all.

Sofa King
08-14-2012, 03:25 PM
That's just Benadryl with Tylenol in it.

Non drowsy and it works. I've tried non-drowsy benadryl and I've never gotten the same effect as i did with this stuff.

Dave Lane
08-14-2012, 03:28 PM
This shit is the bomb, all natural, makes Claritin / Allegra look like water.

http://www.iherb.com/Ortho-Molecular-Products-Natural-D-Hist-120-Capsules/20797

I promise you this is the best stuff I've ever taken and absolutely no side effects at all. O'Briens Pharmacy in Mission carries it.

Read the reviews.

Great Expectations
08-14-2012, 03:30 PM
http://www.bee-pollen-buzz.com/honey-and-allergies.html

Fire Me Boy!
08-14-2012, 03:45 PM
I've had significant allergies for awhile. They were easily manageable when I lived in KC, but got worse when I moved to South Carolina, but still manageable. When I moved to Alabama, though... damn. I literally spent the first 18 months here with a chronic cough that was so bad on three separate occasions I broke a rib (once) and dislocated a rib (twice). The constant coughing just weakened the muscles around my rib cage until something would go "pop".

Back in February, my general practitioner gave up, said he couldn't fix it and was sending me to an allergist. The allergist put me on Advair and Veramyst, as well as an emergency inhaler for breathing problems (Combivent). Since March, roughly, the cough is gone and I feel pretty good. Every now and then I'll get a bit of a cough, but theCombivent takes care of it, and so far the Advair and the Veramyst have kept everything at bay.

Buehler445
08-14-2012, 04:34 PM
I've had significant allergies for awhile. They were easily manageable when I lived in KC, but got worse when I moved to South Carolina, but still manageable. When I moved to Alabama, though... damn. I literally spent the first 18 months here with a chronic cough that was so bad on three separate occasions I broke a rib (once) and dislocated a rib (twice). The constant coughing just weakened the muscles around my rib cage until something would go "pop".

Back in February, my general practitioner gave up, said he couldn't fix it and was sending me to an allergist. The allergist put me on Advair and Veramyst, as well as an emergency inhaler for breathing problems (Combivent). Since March, roughly, the cough is gone and I feel pretty good. Every now and then I'll get a bit of a cough, but theCombivent takes care of it, and so far the Advair and the Veramyst have kept everything at bay.

Those are asthma medications dude. I have allergy induced asthma also. My treatment is Advair (250/50) and Singulair (10 mg). And BTW the asthma medications now are tremendously superior to that of 15 years ago. Medications have come farther in that area than anything else I have been around.

Fire Me Boy!
08-14-2012, 04:51 PM
Those are asthma medications dude. I have allergy induced asthma also. My treatment is Advair (250/50) and Singulair (10 mg). And BTW the asthma medications now are tremendously superior to that of 15 years ago. Medications have come farther in that area than anything else I have been around.

Yes, allergy/environmental asthma. The allergy meds don't work for me, or I can't take them.

Big Smoke
08-14-2012, 10:27 PM
Non drowsy and it works. I've tried non-drowsy benadryl and I've never gotten the same effect as i did with this stuff.

Ah interesting. May have to give it a shot.

Big Smoke
08-14-2012, 10:30 PM
Thanks for the advice everyone. That Ortho Molecular stuff looks interesting... but quite pricy. Have you had good luck with it?

BIG_DADDY
08-14-2012, 10:34 PM
http://www.iherb.com/Natural-Factors-GarlicRich-Garlic-Concentrate-Odor-Controlled-500-mg-90-Enteric-Coated-Softgels/37092

I acidentally tripped over this years ago. Since then I have saved countless people who suffer from allergies. Cheap and good for you for you too. If you try nothing else trust me you should try this. Even people on this BB have been saved by trying it. I believe Dave was the last one to thank me. Don't try another substitute, take this one. It will take 3 to 5 days to load.

DRU
08-14-2012, 10:40 PM
These things look kinda goofy but they work and you don't have to take any meds of any kind: http://www.filteryourlife.com/

Stewie
05-27-2013, 06:48 AM
Man, they're kicking my ass this morning. I've probably been through 30 Kleenex's so far.

58-4ever
05-27-2013, 06:57 AM
Man, that guy doesn't even ask when the butt is in the air. Shizzzzzzzx

chiefzilla1501
05-27-2013, 07:51 AM
Neti pot.

That shit will change your life. I used to have insane allergies. I got allergy shots and doing a neti pot. This spring was very mild for me.

scho63
07-08-2014, 01:02 PM
This is the first time in 20 years dealing with allergies and boy are they bad. Today I feel beat up as I can't stop sneezing, my nose keeps running, eyes are itchy and have a pounding sinus headache right in the middle of my forehead!

Buehler445
07-08-2014, 01:48 PM
This is the first time in 20 years dealing with allergies and boy are they bad. Today I feel beat up as I can't stop sneezing, my nose keeps running, eyes are itchy and have a pounding sinus headache right in the middle of my forehead!

Welome to my life about 320 days a year. Zyrtec.

rico
07-08-2014, 02:05 PM
I have an extremely rare condition called cold urticaria (allergic to cold). I fucking hate it.

The God Hypothesis
07-08-2014, 02:37 PM
Welome to my life about 320 days a year. Zyrtec.

I was in the same boat until my doctor recommended a steroid concoction shot. I get one every 6 months and voilą, a lifetime allergy sufferer has zero allergies.

Buehler445
07-08-2014, 02:55 PM
I was in the same boat until my doctor recommended a steroid concoction shot. I get one every 6 months and voilą, a lifetime allergy sufferer has zero allergies.

Depomedrol? Tried it. Wasnt very effective.

The God Hypothesis
07-08-2014, 03:05 PM
Depomedrol? Tried it. Wasnt very effective.

I believe that was a part of the cocktail, but it's a mix of 3 or 4 steroids. Maybe unique to Doctor Graham's practice? He's in Lenexa on college and 7hwy.

Dave Lane
07-08-2014, 03:14 PM
Welome to my life about 320 days a year. Zyrtec.

Thanks for the reminder I wondered why I felt like shit.

Buehler445
07-08-2014, 03:29 PM
Thanks for the reminder I wondered why I felt like shit.

I buy that shit in bulk. You headed this way again any time soon?

chiefzilla1501
07-08-2014, 11:15 PM
This is the first time in 20 years dealing with allergies and boy are they bad. Today I feel beat up as I can't stop sneezing, my nose keeps running, eyes are itchy and have a pounding sinus headache right in the middle of my forehead!

Neti pot
Shower every night before you go to sleep
Take an allergy decongestant

If it keeps bothering you year after year, take allergy shots

Boom

Buehler445
07-08-2014, 11:59 PM
Neti pot
Shower every night before you go to sleep
Take an allergy decongestant

If it keeps bothering you year after year, take allergy shots

Boom

Done it
Do it
Do it

Did it for 7 years.

Booo.

BucEyedPea
07-09-2014, 07:30 AM
I knew I had some serious issues with allergies, but typically they are worse in the spring. But the last few days have been absolutely miserable. Anybody else fighting with their allergies right now? Any suggestions on relief?

I thought I was allergic to something natural in the environment, but it turned out to be certain foods causing my reaction. I went to an allergy specialist who had my blood dipped into 40 different foods, whereby I got a computer print-out showing the degree of reaction. Once I de-tox'd from those foods, then desensitized, followed by a rotation diet while staying away from certain foods permanently, I not only had no more reactions when visiting family in New England in summer or spring or to cats. This allergist told me, it can be food you're eating making your reaction to certain environmental factors either worse or there in the first place.

Best thing of all, is I don't need any medication for it anymore. And I feel better with more energy too.

scho63
07-09-2014, 09:10 AM
Welome to my life about 320 days a year. Zyrtec.

How bad is the side effect of drowsiness? :hmmm:

Big Smoke
07-09-2014, 11:40 AM
Ow does this thread had over 150k views? LMAO

Nzoner
07-11-2014, 06:10 AM
Up until last year my allergies were horrible and after seeing an allergist I was on numerous meds that helped some,she even had me getting a shot once a week.So last year I'm talking to a pharmacist at of all places Wal-Mart and he suggests getting off everything and trying this 80 cent box of pills they have simply called Allergy Relief.

To this point I've felt better than I have in years,go figure.

Buehler445
07-11-2014, 07:20 AM
How bad is the side effect of drowsiness? :hmmm:

Nothing at all like benedryll. Not even in the same universe. It's a 24 hour pill, so take it at night and everything is cool.

Buehler445
07-11-2014, 07:24 AM
Up until last year my allergies were horrible and after seeing an allergist I was on numerous meds that helped some,she even had me getting a shot once a week.So last year I'm talking to a pharmacist at of all places Wal-Mart and he suggests getting off everything and trying this 80 cent box of pills they have simply called Allergy Relief.

To this point I've felt better than I have in years,go figure.

Is the active ingredient loratadine? If so, you just bought generic Claritin. I'm not a big fan of Claritin. It works for a lot of people but doesn't do much for me.

hometeam
07-11-2014, 07:41 AM
my allergies have been KILLING me the last couple of days. Worst they have ever been.

I just grit through it and blow my nose and rub my eyes~

scho63
07-11-2014, 08:22 AM
Nothing at all like benedryll. Not even in the same universe. It's a 24 hour pill, so take it at night and everything is cool.

:clap:

Thanks!

Buehler445
07-11-2014, 09:29 AM
my allergies have been KILLING me the last couple of days. Worst they have ever been.

I just grit through it and blow my nose and rub my eyes~

Zyrtec.

Buehler445
07-11-2014, 09:44 AM
:clap:

Thanks!

NP homie. Allergies are the bane of my existence.

Big Smoke
07-23-2014, 08:29 PM
I don't know what's going on today, but my ass is being kicked. My eyes are so itchy and swolen... ugh. Anyone else having allergy problems today?

C3HIEF3S
07-23-2014, 08:33 PM
Yep.

Buehler445
07-24-2014, 12:31 AM
Every day. It's probably Palmer amaranth pollinating.

Zyrtec.

bevischief
07-24-2014, 03:21 AM
Those things Rico was pushing work.

Jiu Jitsu Jon
07-24-2014, 03:48 AM
I don't know if it's allergies, or just conjunctivitis. My eyes are especially irritable as of late. Waking up with crusty eyelids, eyes stuck shut, etc. Even while wearing my glasses I've had times when an eye was just stinging and shedding tears. Been wearing glasses instead of the usual contact lenses lately. I hate glasses.

Jiu Jitsu Jon
07-24-2014, 03:50 AM
Every day. It's probably Palmer amaranth pollinating.

Zyrtec.

I have to get the "D" stuff. The kind you have to get in the pharmacy in Missouri. And in some cities like Ozark, you need a prescription.

Big Smoke
07-24-2014, 08:24 AM
I have to get the "D" stuff. The kind you have to get in the pharmacy in Missouri. And in some cities like Ozark, you need a prescription.

Thanks meth heads!

Pablo
07-24-2014, 09:04 AM
Flonase and Claritin do the trick for me.

Zyrtec works as well, but it can make some people drowsy.

duncan_idaho
07-24-2014, 09:11 AM
Shameless plug:

If you consistently struggle with allergies, I'd highly recommend seeing an allergist and getting his or her recommendation.

I've been getting allergy shots for 3+ years (about 1 1/2 years left), and it has changed my life. I went from not being able to be around dogs without breaking into hives and having an asthma attack to having a really fluffly live-in dog. (And pretty quickly, too... within like 6 months).

If your allergies are severe enough to require shots, they will change your life so much for the better.

srvy
07-24-2014, 09:52 AM
2 words

Netti Pot.

Oh for the burning eyes the Allergy eye drops work for me. I also wash and rinse my eye lids as many times daily as I need. That pollen collects in your eye brows and lashes. The second you rub them the burn happens. the drops will stop that.

Buehler445
07-24-2014, 10:47 AM
Shameless plug:

If you consistently struggle with allergies, I'd highly recommend seeing an allergist and getting his or her recommendation.

I've been getting allergy shots for 3+ years (about 1 1/2 years left), and it has changed my life. I went from not being able to be around dogs without breaking into hives and having an asthma attack to having a really fluffly live-in dog. (And pretty quickly, too... within like 6 months).

If your allergies are severe enough to require shots, they will change your life so much for the better.

Did it for 7 years. Still have allergies to everything I need to be around.

Fish
07-24-2014, 10:55 AM
2 words

Netti Pot.

Netti pot is worthless. It won't do anything unless your nasal passages are open. Which is really dumb because the most common symptom of allergies is nasal congestion. But Netti pot is completely ineffective at combating the most common symptom.

Big Smoke
08-24-2014, 11:44 AM
My ass = kicked

Zyrtec hasn't touched my allergies the past couple days. This is miserable.

Buehler445
08-24-2014, 12:41 PM
My ass = kicked

Zyrtec hasn't touched my allergies the past couple days. This is miserable.

Some boat here. I've been taking Zyrtec at night and Allegra in the morning and going backwards.

Predarat
08-24-2014, 02:19 PM
Mine have been kicking off this weekend, they usually wait until September. Not this year dammit.

Count Zarth
08-24-2014, 02:21 PM
Last three days have been horrendous for me.

Went to CVS today and got meds.

Fruit Ninja
08-24-2014, 02:31 PM
i have them 365. it sucks didnt get them until about 27, so for 10 years now. I hate taking medications though. I do use Nasonex. It helps a little bit. As long as im not sneezing 100 times a day im fine. Ill deal with the itchy tongue and ears. lol


In the Spring its really bad though

Fruit Ninja
08-24-2014, 02:40 PM
and soon as i post this, i just started the fucking sneezes. Like 10 in a row :(

Buehler445
08-24-2014, 02:46 PM
i have them 365. it sucks didnt get them until about 27, so for 10 years now. I hate taking medications though. I do use Nasonex. It helps a little bit. As long as im not sneezing 100 times a day im fine. Ill deal with the itchy tongue and ears. lol


In the Spring its really bad though

This. Trees whip me like a rented mule.