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    Seasonal Allergies

    My allergies are going crazy today. What medicine works good for this? Zyrtec does not help me.



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    Re: Seasonal Allergies

    I switched from Claritin (which never did anything for me) to Allegra last spring/summer and it works pretty well for me. The trick is to remember to take it every morning and start before your allergies start getting irritated. I've heard with a lot of the anti-allergy meds it's more of a cumulative effect of taking it everyday than the individual pills that make it effective.



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    Re: Seasonal Allergies

    I switched from Claritin to a brand call Alavert two years ago. It's the only thing that kind of keeps my allergies at bay, while not making me feel like all the water has just left my body. The problem I have with most allergy medicines is that the ones that really work and help me a lot, make me so drowsy I can't take it and work.

    I wish I could remember the name of the prescription I got a few years ago for a wasp sting. That stuff was awesome, and according to the doctor, didn't have a lot of bad side effects. It did make me drowsy as hell, but man did it clear me up.



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    Re: Seasonal Allergies

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    I switched from Claritin (which never did anything for me) to Allegra last spring/summer and it works pretty well for me. The trick is to remember to take it every morning and start before your allergies start getting irritated. I've heard with a lot of the anti-allergy meds it's more of a cumulative effect of taking it everyday than the individual pills that make it effective.
    Yeah I have been told it is very helpful to start taking it 2 weeks before allergies start.

    My allergies are usually late in the summer so I start taking Claritin around the middle of August. I normally don't have them that bad unless the guy at Walgreens sells me straight sudafed instead of Claritin with sudafed which I didn't notice. I could barely see for two days because my eyes were on fire.



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    Re: Seasonal Allergies

    I take Loratadine. It's the Claritin generic and it works really well for me. No side-effects either.

    I will also add that everyone is different and will react differently to different meds. You'll have to go the trial and error method.


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    Re: Seasonal Allergies

    I've tried just about every one of them. IMO, Allegra works the best, Claritin second. My allergies haven't been all that bad this year. A few flare-ups here and there, but not what it was in years past.




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    Re: Seasonal Allergies

    I have yet to find a allergy pill that works without any side-effects. Right before summer my allergies are the worst so I take Benadryl Allergy. It may make me feel like a worthless piece, but my eyes stop burning and it drys me out in a matter of minutes.

    Claritin and Zyrtec are the other two I have tried to no avail.



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    Re: Seasonal Allergies

    Quote Originally Posted by jj-cyclones View Post
    I have yet to find a allergy pill that works without any side-effects. Right before summer my allergies are the worst so I take Benadryl Allergy. It may make me feel like a worthless piece, but my eyes stop burning and it drys me out in a matter of minutes.

    Claritin and Zyrtec are the other two I have tried to no avail.
    Like I said, Claritin never worked for me at all, but I've had good luck with Allegra.



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    Re: Seasonal Allergies

    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyBuddy View Post
    My allergies are going crazy today. What medicine works good for this? Zyrtec does not help me.
    Just like other medications you body will adapt to the active ingredient and will become "immune" to what makes that medication work. It is good to switch up the different type of medication once every couple years.

    Currently, I am taking Allegra and it works fantastically! If the medication is active for 24 hours I think that the key is to take the medication before you go to bed at night so in the morning you don't wake up with all of the symptoms and are a mess then have to take the med and then have to wait for it to start working. Take it at night and you are good to go the next morning.



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    Re: Seasonal Allergies

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    Like I said, Claritin never worked for me at all, but I've had good luck with Allegra.
    I might have to check into Allegra, I have heard that from a few people now...

    Is it over the counter? I'm assuming so...



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    Re: Seasonal Allergies

    Quote Originally Posted by jj-cyclones View Post
    I might have to check into Allegra, I have heard that from a few people now...

    Is it over the counter? I'm assuming so...
    Yep.



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    Re: Seasonal Allergies

    I tried that Claritin with pseudo Meth and hated it to say the least.

    The older I get the worse my allergies have become.



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    Re: Seasonal Allergies

    Quote Originally Posted by ISpyCy View Post
    I've tried just about every one of them. IMO, Allegra works the best, Claritin second. My allergies haven't been all that bad this year. A few flare-ups here and there, but not what it was in years past.
    Mine have been great this year until today.

    Anyone hear about those allergy experimental cures where they infect you with some disease that humans never get anymore (like malaria or the plague or something)? Then apparently your allergies will be better because you body has something else to fight. I think I heard something like that on NPR, but can't seem to find anything about it now.

    Anyways, that is tempting as hell right now.

    Just bought some Walgreens brand Claritin, will give that a shot.



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    Re: Seasonal Allergies

    At 34 years of age, I had my first allergy test. Apparently Im allergice to every tree there is minus cottonwood. He put me on immunotherapy drops because Zyrtec and the like never work for me. So I have to take these drops every day for 4 years and supposedly will be immune to allergens for 15 years after that. Much cheaper than getting a shot every week.



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    Re: Seasonal Allergies

    Yeah, woke up this morning feeling like I spent all last night drinking (I didn't drink at all). Claritin DM works pretty well for me, but allergies are kind of a new thing to me as I have gotten older, so I haven't tried a lot of different things.



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