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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:56 AM
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My allergies are awful...
anyone else suffering this ragweed season?
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:58 AM
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1. I was sicker than a dog right before DC
Allergies turned to bronchitis...if I don't get on allergy meds at the very first sneeze, I am doomed
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:00 AM
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2. I'm on allergy meds year round...
they don't help much, so I can only imagine me NOT on them..
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:02 AM
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3. awwww, sweetie
:hug:

you can sneeze on me anytime, hehe :)
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:03 AM
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4. thank you
the shower helped a little... I may take an extra claritn, which means naptime for me... we'll see...I shouldn't have dusted, I'm not supposed to do that...
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:05 AM
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5. i can't wait to admire your dust-free environment!
:bounce:

if you need to nap, then do so :)

me, i'm gonna be up forever, what with all this coffee! Weeeee! :bounce:

:loveya:
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:07 AM
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6. silly girl...
:loveya:
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Lilyhoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:09 AM
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7. For the past several days,
the cat, dog and myself seem to be having an eye allergy. But then again we live in the pollen capital of the world. But it will pass. I use lots of eye drops for all of us.

Take a nap.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:32 AM
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8. god, yes!!!
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 12:18 PM by CatWoman
last week I was out of work 3 1/2 days.

Last Tuesday I was so sick, I left work and went to bed, and stayed there until Saturday.

Couldn't eat; queasy stomach; head felt like it weighed a ton; face and eyes swollen; absolutely no energy.

I can only imagine how those people in New Orleans are dealing with all that mold :puke:
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:15 PM
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9. that's exactly how I feel...
at least I know it allergies and not some damn infection... I just want to go to sleep and wake up well, but I can't sleep cause I feel like such crap...
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:17 PM
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10. I am saving mine for mountain cedar season beginning
around mid November.

When I lived in the Central South, I did the ragweed thing and it was horrendous.

Now that I live in Texas, it is Mountain cedar in the winter and Cottonwood in the spring that get me the most.

I sort of grew out of the ragweed misery after 15 years or so of abject misery for 8 or 9 weeks every year.

My unlimited sympathies.

PS get some Patanol eye drops They rock
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 08:54 AM
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15. thanks...best of luck come November...
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:26 PM
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11. oy vey
I usually suffer worse, but I haven't been too bad

I hope you feel better
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 08:54 AM
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14. thanks
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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:28 PM
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12. I'm sorry, I can't read what this says,
'cause my eyes are watering too much and I keep goddam sneezing. Aaargh!
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Tafiti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:32 PM
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13. Mrs. Sniffa has allergies, eh?
How fitting. :P

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henslee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 09:02 AM
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16. I used to have them real bad. Now only sometimes. I remember as
a kid falling asleep in front of an A/C unit for relief and my face almost froze off.
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 09:04 AM
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17. chuckle...glad they improved
mine have seemed only to worsen as I have aged, damn it... but what can you do...I load up on meds and live in an allegry free bubble of an apt.
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 10:59 AM
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18. Have you gotten a rock salt lamp?
it's supposed to help release negative ions in the air that helps clean up allergens.

I have one because my sinuses are always clogged. :(

What it is is a chunk of well, salt, that has a little lightbulb in it that helps release the negative ions. I got mine in a health food store.

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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:13 AM
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25. no, I've never heard of that before
no doc has ever mentioned it...not surprising since most of them are idiots...does it work... I had a hepa filter, but it broke a while back and I haven't been able to afford a new one yet...
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 01:16 PM
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35. it's like a chunk of Himalayan salt.....
Edited on Sat Oct-01-05 01:18 PM by Darth_Kitten
that gives off negative ions when "heated" from a low watt lightbulb that fits inside of it. They sell them in some health food stores.....

negative ions are supposed to "grab" or attract all the positive ions in the air, pollutants, allergens, etc.

I've just really started using it, though I've had it for many months. We'll see if it helps.

Edit:

http://www.saltdelight.com/
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:13 AM
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26. Have you noticed a difference since you started using it?
By the way, in reference to your sinuses being clogged, have you ever used a nasal irrigation system? It's a waterpik (or similar generic device) that has a different attachment at the end. It really, really helped with my sinus infections. (It keeps the mucus moving in the sinuses.)
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:18 AM
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29. thats what I need to get...
how much does one of those go for?
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:38 AM
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30. You'd get a regular Waterpik, and then you can buy the tips on-line.
Edited on Sat Oct-01-05 11:38 AM by I Have A Dream
Here's a link where nasal irrigation is discussed:

http://allergies.about.com/cs/treatment/a/aa040802a.htm

I use the Grossan Sinus Irrigator Tip that is discussed. I had sinus infections ALL the time. Since I got it (about 10 years ago), I haven't had one. As soon as I start feeling weird (whether because of allergies or from a cold coming on), I pull it out. Some people use it every day.

Here's one link to a site that offers the tip:

http://www.achooallergy.com/sinus-grossansinusirrigator...

There are also other sites.

I hope that this helps. I've bought them for friends and family. It was definitely worth the money!
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:39 AM
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32. thanks, I'll definately look into that...
:9
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 01:25 PM
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36. I got mine for 30 bucks canadian....
it depends on the size, I guess.


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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 01:13 PM
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34. I'm starting to use it now.....
it's supposed to "help" with allergens, so it's worth a shot. So I will have to see if in time it works. :)

No, I've never really used a nasal irrigation system. Maybe I will, thanks. :)
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 01:55 AM
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38. Picture of rock salt lamps:


I found these at a street fair.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:00 AM
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19. Awful this morning. Sneezing for the past 2 days...
and now my head's all stuffed up... :grr:
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:08 AM
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21. sorry to hear that...
mine are a bit better today...knock on wood...
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:03 AM
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20. Not allergie, but the crap in the air around here....
Has been making my life fucking miserable....

I feel your pain Mrs. Sniffa....
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:09 AM
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23. sorry to hear that WC....
:hug:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:09 AM
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22. You know, I'm having trouble with allergies, too.
Lots of DC rally participants here on this thread. :think:
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:10 AM
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24. yeah, maybe it was something in the air out there...
we are all miserable...Bush did it...
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:15 AM
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27. Actually there are reports of something being in the air.
There were threads on it in GD.
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:16 AM
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28. yes... I heard on the news reports of a mysterious odor...
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:39 AM
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31. A bacterium.... Tularemia
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:38 PM
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33. We Nose
Is that why you are called Mrs "Sniffa"?

Or is that snot what you like to be called?
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 01:57 PM
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37. Allergies, no. Flu, yes.
I've been fluin' it up all week. Almost better now, but damn I was miserable throughout the week.
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