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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 07:28 PM
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The ragweed is making me crazy!
Between the Singulair and the Flonase I'm clear and breathing OK, but my nose is so itchy I could cry. It feels like an everlasting sneeze coming on, but sneezing doesn't help. All three of the kids who are home are having the same problem.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 08:21 PM
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1. Bummers!
Does Benedryl help at all?

Hope you're all better soon! :hug: :hug: :hug:
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 08:26 PM
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2. Only if I want to do a Sleeping Beauty imitation!
It's raining now, so I'm feeling a lot better. The season is about two weeks early, so I'm hoping that doesn't mean fall will get here two weeks early!
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 09:06 PM
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5. I'm glad the rain has brought some relief...
How about those air purifier machines? Ever think about investing?
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joneschick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 08:32 PM
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3. so THAT'S why I've been sneezing
I've never actually been tested, but yeah. You can go to http://www.sinuspharmacy.com/pollencount.html enter your zip code and find out just what is irritating you. Drinking lots of water seems to help some. Good luck
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 08:37 PM
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4. I use cromolyn
http://www.cromolyn.ca/InformationPage.asp?ID=7680EFD6-...

The stuff is amazing. It's OTC here, I'm not sure about there. No side effects, either. (I wanted to get off the Flonase because it's a steroid. This isn't)

Sorry you're all feeling lousy. :grouphug:
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 10:24 AM
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6. Boy, that name is really familiar for some reason.
I think we used it years ago for my son's asthma and it stopped his symptoms dead in their tracks. I'll check for it today when i go to the store. People bitch about the cost of medicine, and I do my share, but I really am thankful for all the new medications. I've been dealing with allergies for fifty years. The old medications were like going after a house fly with a sledge hammer. The new ones are lasar guide missiles!
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 10:27 AM
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7. Same for my gf...
She's been sleeping under the AC every night for a week...Flonase, Claritin, the works... :hug:
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 12:05 PM
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8. Me too
I'm also on Singulair and Flonase, but oh my itchy eyes and nose. x(
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