Nasal Allergies, whose got them!

Nasal Allergies, whose got them!

leatherlover leatherlover
I grew up in Georgia and went to school in Alabama. Besides a little bit of time as a newborn, I have had no allergies at all. But after two years of living in Virginia, my allergies really flared up. Since then, I have had to go from Claritin and an occasional nasal spray, to year around prescription pills and most of the time, a nasal spray as well. How many fellow Eden members have nasal allergies, and what do you do it reduce the effect of them?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes I have nasal allergies
leatherlover , sexyintexas , pinkcupcakes , Hot'n'Bothered , LadyEarlGrey , Vaccinium , Jobthingy , Stephanie Marie , girl next door , RosesThorns , Lady Venus , sexyk515 , Miss Morphine , joja , BluePixi , Kindred , wetone123 , Jimbo Jones , Onanist , Eden C. , DeliciousSurprise , Virgulino , BadassFatass , barrettbn2 , nicole07 , w-o-name , Rossie , Lady Marmelade , Midway through , PiratePrincess , teeny <3 , Crystal1 , null , tim1724 , Rayne Millaray , Kdlips , Howells , AmethystSmoke , LennaKieran , sassyNsensual , *HisMrs*
41
No I do not have nasal allergies
meganthomas , DCorrelle , Solar Ray , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , Lithaewyn , darthkitt3n , Lummox , dv8 , MaryExy
9
I take over the counter pills
Hot'n'Bothered , Stephanie Marie , joja , BluePixi , Onanist , Eden C. , Rossie , indiglo , PiratePrincess , teeny <3 , AmethystSmoke , LennaKieran , *HisMrs*
13
I take over the counter nasal spray
pinkcupcakes , Stephanie Marie , joja
3
I take both over the counter pills and spray
Stephanie Marie , joja
2
I take prescription pills
joja , BadassFatass , indiglo , Howells
4
I take prescription nasal spray
BluePixi , Kindred , Eden C. , Rossie
4
I take both prescription pills and nasal spray
leatherlover , sexyintexas , Vaccinium , Stephanie Marie
4
I don't take anything but suffer through my allergies
Stephanie Marie , Lady Venus , wetone123 , Jimbo Jones , DeliciousSurprise , barrettbn2 , Mommy2 , Midway through , null , tim1724
10
I am super __________ allergies don't affect me
Other
LadyEarlGrey , Jobthingy , BluePixi , Lady Marmelade , indiglo , AmethystSmoke
6
Total votes: 96 (52 voters)
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sexyintexas sexyintexas
Quote:
Originally posted by leatherlover
I grew up in Georgia and went to school in Alabama. Besides a little bit of time as a newborn, I have had no allergies at all. But after two years of living in Virginia, my allergies really flared up. Since then, I have had to go from Claritin and an ...
I hate mine, I live in the country for the most part and get headaches all the time from them ugh!
03/18/2011
Hot'n'Bothered Hot'n'Bothered
Yep. Usually claritin/alavert work fine for me. Thankfully it seems the older I get, the less severe they are.
03/18/2011
LadyEarlGrey LadyEarlGrey
Most of the prescription ones don't work for me at all and the stuff you can buy over the counter makes me so tired I can't function. Last summer I decided to check what they had at the health food store and I found a spray you take orally. Its made by Liddell Labs or something like that.
03/18/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
I do. It's been miserable for me until I recently got on Loratadine. I use generic Loratadine because it lacks the pseudoephedrine that the brand-names have mixed in. That just makes my eyes dry out so much that I'd rather have the sinus issues. We have cedars spreading their pollen everywhere, and I'm able to survive it this year. I'm also using Veramyst nasal spray and, when it's necessary, Affrin.
03/18/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
Claritin came out with this allergen blocker cream. you basically take a little drop and rub it around the outside of your nostrils. the stuff dries clear. It is what I have been using for the last year (spring and fall) and it works really well.
03/18/2011
Stephanie Marie Stephanie Marie
Lol I picked a bunch of the answers. Only because it depends on my mood. I never had allergies when I was younger living in Northern Ohio. But when I moved to MD/DE border my allergies were crazy fucked up. Got sooo sooo bad, pink eye and allergies at the same time SUCK btw! lol

It seems I have allergies to soo much outside and dusty stuff. Pollen,Dust,Hay + Horses? One of the two I couldn't figure out which, I think hay though. Plus a bunch of other stuff all make my nose goo yucky.

I hate hate sneezing. Like really hate it, I hold in my sneezes even. Sneezing bothers me so much lol. I am weird.
03/18/2011
girl next door girl next door
I have the worst allergies ever! I am allergic to a lot of stuff outside and even a little allergic to my doggie. But I am crazy allergic to cats
03/18/2011
RosesThorns RosesThorns
I swear my allergies didn't get bad till I moved to Texas from Seattle...
03/18/2011
Bunnycups Bunnycups
I get sinus headaches.
03/18/2011
Solar Ray Solar Ray
Luckily I don't think I have any allergies and I'm very thankful I don't.
03/18/2011
leatherlover leatherlover
I'm moving back to Georgia in less than a month, so hopefully then my allergies might clear up some. I'll just have to wait and see.
03/19/2011
Stephanie Marie Stephanie Marie
Quote:
Originally posted by Stephanie Marie
Lol I picked a bunch of the answers. Only because it depends on my mood. I never had allergies when I was younger living in Northern Ohio. But when I moved to MD/DE border my allergies were crazy fucked up. Got sooo sooo bad, pink eye and allergies ...
Oh and long hair cats! I will never go near a long haired cat before a doc appoint. ever again..thats for sure.
03/19/2011
sexyk515 sexyk515
I get sinus headaches all the time.
03/19/2011
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
I used to feel like I was allergic to all things nature and had very frequent sinus headaches, itchy eyes, etc. I tried using a netti pot and honestly that wasn't very comfortable. However, the saline washing concept was effective so I got one of those bulb syringes that are used to suck up baby snot and used that to rinse the gook out of my sinuses. I still have to use medicine, but at a much lower dosage and less often for the prn nasal spray.
03/20/2011
joja joja
Yeah, have had seasonal allergies since I was 12 or 13. Last year it got so bad that I was taking 2 Benadryl and 3 Sudafed in addition to my daily Allegra, and there were still a few hours of misery each day. Itchy eyes, runny/stuffed nose, sneezing, the works. Hoping to start allergy shots this week, just as long as my insurance covers it!
03/20/2011
BluePixi BluePixi
Allergies suck! I get sinus headaches that can turn into multiple day migraines. I also seem to have developed lung symptoms after starting my shots and I have been on some of the nastiest pills. Right now I am getting by on my spray and the occasional pill.
I would have drainage that led to the most disgusting infections in my sinuses or throat and would be so lethargic I could sleep 20 hours straight on a regular basis. I finally started seeing an allergist last year and started immunotherapy shots, thankfully the symptoms are tolerable now but I can't wait until I am finished with the first round of shots and only have to get them once a month.
03/20/2011
leatherlover leatherlover
How many of you are living in a different city that what you grew up in? My wife's allergies started once she moved from Massachusetts to South Carolina.
03/20/2011
BluePixi BluePixi
Quote:
Originally posted by leatherlover
How many of you are living in a different city that what you grew up in? My wife's allergies started once she moved from Massachusetts to South Carolina.
I have lived in the same city my whole life. Allergies can develop quickly as a response to new allergens introduced suddenly and they can also be a result of something that one has contact with their entire life with the symptoms slowly building up to intolerable levels.
03/20/2011
Eden C. Eden C.
You read my mind! My sinunses hurt like a bizznatch!
03/23/2011
barrettbn2 barrettbn2
I have them and I don't take anything for them
04/20/2011
nicole07 nicole07
I have them and they suck
04/20/2011
w-o-name w-o-name
Yea I just got over being sick!
04/20/2011
Mommy2 Mommy2
I just suffer through them
04/20/2011
Rossie Rossie
My doctor said taking nasal sprays are more effective than just pills only.
04/21/2011
indiglo indiglo
I have them, and when they get bad I use my sinus rinse. It's a squeeze bottle that you fill with a cup of warm saline solution and you rinse out both sides of your sinuses. If I do this 1 or 2 times a day I am MUCH better. No more headaches, no more runny/itchy nose. I highly recommend a sinus rinse - there are all kinds of systems out there, and it works 10 times better than a simple nasal spray. (And as an added bonus, it makes my man laugh hysterically. lol)
04/21/2011
Midway through Midway through
I work at a night club, and there is smoking, so it's always smokey. I'm allergic to cigarette smoke, so it sucks because since a month ago, when I started, I have had scabs in my nose, nose bleeds, and been unable to breathe. Yay. So I have nasty nasal allergies to a few things, and just regular slight allergies to pollen and other things. However, I don't take anything for it.
04/21/2011
leatherlover leatherlover
Quote:
Originally posted by Midway through
I work at a night club, and there is smoking, so it's always smokey. I'm allergic to cigarette smoke, so it sucks because since a month ago, when I started, I have had scabs in my nose, nose bleeds, and been unable to breathe. Yay. So I have ...
Jeeze, that sounds really rough.
04/21/2011
Crystal1 Crystal1
I've been miserable all month from allergies! I've never found a medicine, RX or OTC, that has actually worked. The only thing that has ever helped is my allergist giving me injections inside my nose (um.. OWW.)

It seems so crazy to me that we're so medically advanced, but we can't come up with allergy meds that work!
04/22/2011
null null
I'm allergic to pollen, dust and mold, I live in a dorm built in 1901 in the Ozarks. 75% of the year, I can't smell anything.
04/22/2011
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