(Closed) Hay Fever?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@DeadlyRed:  Mine have been going crazy too! I have found that zyrtec or claritin does not work for me, but zyrtec-d or claritin-d works.  The d stands for decongestant, and I find that I need it.  It’s a bit more expensive and it can only be obtained behind the counter of the pharmacy (but you don’t need a prescription).  Feel better!!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@DeadlyRed:  I take Allegra (or Allegra-D) during the day, if I’m having issues (which isn’t all the time; I don’t have really bad allergies, but when I do have them, they’re really bad — does that make sense?). Benadryl at night. 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

What’s your worst symptom?  I need to take multiple things, but my add-ins vary on the symptom.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I usually take Mucinex-D. I *think* that’s the one where you need to go to the pharmacist to get it, but it’s worth it. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have horrid allergies and hay fever.  It’s only been getting worse as I’ve gotten older.  Anything with pseudo ephedrine makes me way too jittery to function.  My neurologist recommended Claritin  (the kind you can buy off the shelf, not behind the pharmacy counter) since pseudo ephedrine can trigger migraines, which are a huge issue of mine.

At night time and if I know I don’t have anywhere I need to be, I take Benadryl.  But it makes me sleepy so I can’t take it if I need to be somewhere.  I’m trying the Claritin starting tomorrow   I hope it helps.  

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@DeadlyRed:  Use some type of saline irrigation.  I find netti-pots too awkward myself.

 

I usually stick to claritin with loratadine and pseuodoephedrine and just loratadine at night.  I’m not sure what’s in Claritin-D.  I just buy the Non-Drowsy Claritin.  Sometimes I add in reactine (even back when it was prescription only).  I get migraines but haven’t noticed a problem with the meds.  If I’m really congested that can be a trigger though.

 

A prescription nasal spray might help you out as well.

 

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