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    Allergies?

    I've had what I thought was a cold for what seems like 2 weeks.
    Terribly stuffy nose that I can't keep clear with too much Afrin, sinus headaches, runny nose, and itchy eyes. I am allergic to cats, but that is just uncontrollable sneezing.
    Is it possible that I am developing allergies? I've never had to pay attention to that before. Is it that time of year?


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    Re: Allergies?

    It must be. When my wife and I were in Athens the week before last, we made a point of watching the changing of the guard at the Greek Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 'Bout the time the Sergeant of the Guard saluted the outgoing guards, I developed a serious case of "allergies". At least that's what I told my wife, why I developed watery eyes and sniffled just a little....


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    Re: Allergies?

    Yeah, it's allergy time - mine are killing me. All of the symptoms you described sound a lot like my environmental allergies. You could try some OTC Zyrtec to see if it helps - I use the Zyrtec-D by prescription because it's a lot stronger, but the OTC stuff is a good place to start.

    If they get progressively worse, you'll probably want to go see an allergist for tests. The needle test isn't that bad - just uncomfortable.


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    Re: Allergies?

    I was afraid of that. This really has come out of the blue. Are allergies something you develop later in life?


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    Re: Allergies?

    wartknight- I am a poster child chronic allergy sufferer, in fact, I get christmas cards from the makers of Allegra (just kidding). I've lived on the high plains and/or along the front range for the last 9 years and there are a lot of weeds and trees that really get to me. I get allergy shots and use antihistamines constantly. The thing is, allergies will lead to colds b/c if your sinus plumbing is plugged up, viruses and bacteria will have a safe haven like al qaeda hides in the mountains of pakistan. One very useful thing I do is sinus rinses on a daily basis. Here is what I use and I highly highly recommend it... the package is about 11 bucks and you get 100 rinse packets with it.

    NeilMed Products - Sinus Rinse, Nasal Rinse, Sinusitis, Rhinitis, Allergies

    good luck!


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    Re: Allergies?

    Quote Originally Posted by frontrangeclone View Post
    wartknight- I am a poster child chronic allergy sufferer, in fact, I get christmas cards from the makers of Allegra (just kidding). I've lived on the high plains and/or along the front range for the last 9 years and there are a lot of weeds and trees that really get to me. I get allergy shots and use antihistamines constantly. The thing is, allergies will lead to colds b/c if your sinus plumbing is plugged up, viruses and bacteria will have a safe haven like al qaeda hides in the mountains of pakistan. One very useful thing I do is sinus rinses on a daily basis. Here is what I use and I highly highly recommend it... the package is about 11 bucks and you get 100 rinse packets with it.

    NeilMed Products - Sinus Rinse, Nasal Rinse, Sinusitis, Rhinitis, Allergies

    good luck!
    I was going to recommend the same thing. Target Pharmacy sells the NeilMed kit. This stuff makes all the difference for me.



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    Re: Allergies?

    Allergies can develop at pretty much any point of your life. Also, this is probably one of the worst times of the year for them. You'll probably be feeling it for several weeks, if not months.



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    Re: Allergies?

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    I was afraid of that. This really has come out of the blue. Are allergies something you develop later in life?
    Mine are MUCH worse now than they were when I was younger. I had light allergies when I was a kid, but nothing big - they never even bothered testing me. Now I'm allergic to egg whites, cats, trees, mold, dust, grass... It's kind of ridiculous. I'm lucky that I don't have to do shots very often - I can usually keep it under control with Zyrtec-D.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    Mine are MUCH worse now than they were when I was younger. I had light allergies when I was a kid, but nothing big - they never even bothered testing me. Now I'm allergic to egg whites, cats, trees, mold, dust, grass... It's kind of ridiculous. I'm lucky that I don't have to do shots very often - I can usually keep it under control with Zyrtec-D.

    Isnt the Zyrtec D now available OTC (as of this year)?

    I have some allergy and sinus issues and get sick about 3-4 times a years from it. Pretty predictable 1)sore throat for a day or so 2)tired a day or so later 3) running nose sometimes with sneezing 4) two weeks of more snot and phlegm than any one human body should be able to produce. yay



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    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    Isnt the Zyrtec D now available OTC (as of this year)?

    I have some allergy and sinus issues and get sick about 3-4 times a years from it. Pretty predictable 1)sore throat for a day or so 2)tired a day or so later 3) running nose sometimes with sneezing 4) two weeks of more snot and phlegm than any one human body should be able to produce. yay
    I haven't been to the allergist yet this year - that would be way cheaper. They have me on a pretty high dosage, so I'm not sure if that's why they kept me on the prescription?


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    I have bad hayfever but they don't start bothering me until pollen season so usually June is the worst month for my allergies.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    I haven't been to the allergist yet this year - that would be way cheaper. They have me on a pretty high dosage, so I'm not sure if that's why they kept me on the prescription?

    You'll have to check next time your out of pills but I think they are OTC. It is possible that you have a different dose. Your insurance may not cover the OTC though so it may end up not being cheaper. Luckily I also have a reimbursement plan at work so that defrays some of the cost. I'm actually still using up my Rx though, which is why I'm not sure what flavor is avail OTC.


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    Re: Allergies?

    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    Isnt the Zyrtec D now available OTC (as of this year)?
    I know regular Zyrtec is available OTC, and I think I saw the -D variant on the rack also (side note, I thought the only difference was that the -D stuff also had a decongestant in it). I'm actually on the generic ($22 vs $5, I'll try the generic first) right now and it seems to be working decently.

    The majority of my family has pretty bad fall/spring allergies (4 of the 6 people, and one of our dogs). If there is an allergy medicine we've tried it. Thankfully none of us have food allergies, all though I think my dad is allergic to penicillin of all things.


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    Re: Allergies?

    One thing I use on a regular basis in the summer is the little red Sudafeds - the ones you have to show your ID at the pharmacy for. I haven't found anything that clears up congestion better than those. Just be careful taking lots of sudafed and caffine - it can cause your heart to skip a beat if you get too much of both.


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    I don't know how people with allergies get through the day, that would drive me absolutly crazy. A lot of my inlaws have them pretty bad this time of year and they look miserable half of the time.



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