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Larryp
03-30-2005, 10:25 PM
I tried a few allergy over the counter meds for my hay fever, what is the best out there. I could not even sleep after going out to the river saturday. Thanks

Leroy
03-30-2005, 10:35 PM
I'm have bad sinus/allergy problems. Nasonex spray and pills called Alavert (I think). Claritin wasn't strong enough for me, but works for many. Every year but this one I end up on antibiotics from sinus infection to ears infected.

Larryp
03-30-2005, 10:41 PM
I'm using claritin and its not working anything else, do they have anything if I go to the doctor

6ballsisall
03-30-2005, 10:42 PM
Alavert is good stuff.

Give this a shot:

Take a nose syringe (like used to clear out baby's noses) Fill a small bowl with luke warm water and mix a good dose of Iodized salt together. Lean over the bathtub and with head upside down snort in a syringe full of the water mix. Let it run out of your mouth (you may have to hold the other nostril closed when doing this) The first time will probably hurt a little, after a time or two it doesn't hurt. You'd be really suprised how much better this works than RX stuff and it's good for you!

Got this recipe from my allergist in Colorado.

Larryp
03-30-2005, 10:58 PM
I think I'll try that tomorrow just for the He!! of it. Thanks for the Alavert recommendation.

Leroy
03-30-2005, 11:33 PM
My doctor gave me like 10 bottles of Nasonex and similar amount of Alavert, free samples he gets. I like the Nasonex best. I've heard of the salt treatment, but not quite like that, sounds painful! When I scuba, I'm always struggling to get down.

Of course a good face fall at >30 will also work miracles!:uglyhamme

rem_p
03-31-2005, 12:14 AM
i thought this was gonna be talking about the pollen thats starting to fall.... :rolleyes:

milkmania
03-31-2005, 12:18 AM
My doctor gave me like 10 bottles of Nasonex and similar amount of Alavert, free samples he gets. I like the Nasonex best. I've heard of the salt treatment, but not quite like that, sounds painful! When I scuba, I'm always struggling to get down.

Of course a good face fall at >30 will also work miracles!:uglyhamme

my sinuses are still clear from the fall I took........
in September!!!

whitedog
03-31-2005, 12:54 AM
Nasonex works for me. Also there is a new stronger Claritan formula by perscription. And Alegra works better for me than Clatitan D, just need to pop more pills. Have not used the salt H2O treatment in years but it does help.

Bongo
03-31-2005, 01:38 AM
I've found the OTC Drixoral works best for me, except when the hay fever gets to my eyes.* I've tried Claritin, Claritan-D and Allegra, and they had no effect other than to dehydrate me and make me thirsty. For some reason, Drixoral just does it for me.


* In about a month, I expect there will be a period for three weeks when my eyes turn blood red. (Happens most years, except the first year when I move to a new part of the country. I last moved about 3 years ago.) I don't feel bad and my eyes generally feel ok, except that it feels like someone put sand in my eyes. I try to wear sunglasses a lot of the time - more for the people who have to look at me than for any benefit I receive. I did go to a specialist, but it was gonna take a boatload of tests to determine the specific allergy, and it just wasn't worth it for me.

Bongo

jsonova99
03-31-2005, 07:21 AM
I've found the OTC Drixoral works best for me, except when the hay fever gets to my eyes.* I've tried Claritin, Claritan-D and Allegra, and they had no effect other than to dehydrate me and make me thirsty. For some reason, Drixoral just does it for me.


* In about a month, I expect there will be a period for three weeks when my eyes turn blood red. (Happens most years, except the first year when I move to a new part of the country. I last moved about 3 years ago.) I don't feel bad and my eyes generally feel ok, except that it feels like someone put sand in my eyes. I try to wear sunglasses a lot of the time - more for the people who have to look at me than for any benefit I receive. I did go to a specialist, but it was gonna take a boatload of tests to determine the specific allergy, and it just wasn't worth it for me.

Bongo

My eyes get like that, well, nit quite as bad as what you are desribing, but I get that feeling that there is sand in them. Have you found anything that works at all?

sizzler
03-31-2005, 07:43 AM
hay fever is a royal pain in the a$$ for me as well......totally ruins me...our prescription drugs are not as strong as yours...they are useless..have to wear sunglasses almost perm. during the season..tom cruise(topgun)eat ya heart out........

whitedog
03-31-2005, 08:01 AM
I'll agree with the Drixoral. I just dont' take it anymore because in the spring I operate heavy machenery and it will sometimes afect your judgement.

Farmer Ted
03-31-2005, 09:15 AM
I use Chlortrimentron or how ever you spell it, don't buy it in the 12 pill pack, go to Wal-Mart and get a bottle of 100 the 12 pill pack you can get at a grocery store runs about $4 the 100 pill bottle at Wally World is $3 or $4

It says it will make you drowsy but I've never had any problem with it and I cannot take Benydryl or Actifed or I'll be sleeping about 15 minutes after I take it.

DanC
03-31-2005, 12:16 PM
I have suffered from allergies all my life. Had shots in both arms as a kid every week...... The prescription nasal sprays changed my life. As my doctor said, if one doesn't work, try another. There are several types. If you're only talking over the counter try Chlortrimiton, Allegra, Alevert, Claritin. That's the order that works for me. None of the OTC stuff helps much once an allergy attack starts on me. Then I take a shower, a Drixoral, a beer, shove tissue up my nose and I go to bed.

Bongo
03-31-2005, 12:30 PM
My eyes get like that, well, nit quite as bad as what you are desribing, but I get that feeling that there is sand in them. Have you found anything that works at all?

No, not really. I rinse them a couple times a day with water. That's about it.

jsonova99
03-31-2005, 12:32 PM
No, not really. I rinse them a couple times a day with water. That's about it.

that's pretty much the only thing that I have found to relieve them, too. I rinse them and then lye down on the couch with a cool washcloth over them with some ice packed in it.

JEREMY79
03-31-2005, 12:58 PM
I have the same problem as you guys. MIne starts about April and is over about November. I love winter for that reason. Zyrtec D is the only thing I have found that works. It is not over-th-counter but it sure is nice to be able to breathe and see.

Granite_33
03-31-2005, 01:19 PM
Anyone ever tried one of these?

http://www.bytheplanet.com/Products/Yoga/neti/Netipot.htm :eek:

I have a relative that swears by it every day. It doesn't do much to stop the allergies but...............

How about a group buy? :D

Granite_33
03-31-2005, 01:27 PM
Alavert is good stuff.

Give this a shot:

Take a nose syringe (like used to clear out baby's noses) Fill a small bowl with luke warm water and mix a good dose of Iodized salt together. Lean over the bathtub and with head upside down snort in a syringe full of the water mix. Let it run out of your mouth (you may have to hold the other nostril closed when doing this) The first time will probably hurt a little, after a time or two it doesn't hurt. You'd be really suprised how much better this works than RX stuff and it's good for you!

Got this recipe from my allergist in Colorado.
Heres the Yoga version of what you explained. You can get them in all sorts of designer series colors too!!!!!!! :eek3:

east tx skier
03-31-2005, 01:34 PM
I have no known allergies except I don't like the way that pollen looks on my black expedition.

DanC
03-31-2005, 01:48 PM
I have no known allergies except I don't like the way that pollen looks on my black expedition.

Really? I heard you break out in hives when exposed to the vinyl of towable tubes :uglyhamme

MarkP
03-31-2005, 02:47 PM
I have no known allergies except I don't like the way that pollen looks on my black expedition.
I have the same problem as you Doug . Except its not black, or an Expedition.

east tx skier
03-31-2005, 03:31 PM
Really? I heard you break out in hives when exposed to the vinyl of towable tubes :uglyhamme

You know, that scenario has never come up. ;)