(Closed) Ugh, pollen.

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Good grief! I can’t imagine where you must live…anyway I know you said you hate taking meds, but if you start to wonder about allergy meds I highly recommend Zyrtec. I’ve tried a lot of different ones and most of them make me drowsy or don’t work very well, but I don’t feel any different on Zyrtec and it works great.

Good luck!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Wow, bad enough to have to clean your windshield?!  That is REALLY bad!

My asthma is kicking my butt lately and it just occured to me today that it’s probably pollen triggering my allergies which in turn triggers my asthma. 

One thing that might help reduce that headache is make sure you’re getting plenty of rest each night.  Also, I wonder to what extent your eyes might be playing a role in your pain?  If the pollen is that bad in your area, you may be getting irritated without the normal outward signs.  Maybe an eye wash or Allergy eye drops would help relieve that, if it’s an issue for you.

Sorry to hear you are in pain.  I hope you feel much better very soon! 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’ve had a sinus headache for 3 days in a row now. The weather keeps changing so much. Luckily, my allergies haven’t been that bad. But I feel ya.

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh, yeah, I guess that would do it…

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

It’s bad in my area right now, too. Walking outside today, I noticed giant pollen clumps falling from the trees (on top of me).

In addition to all the meds I take, I also use a neti pot to rinse my sinuses out at least once a day. Try taking a shower at night before you get into bed to keep from inhaling all that pollen on your body overnight; wash your sheets frequently, too, or at least your pillowcases. A hot shower with lots of steam helps clear my sinuses out, too. 

Good luck. It’s miserable.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

 I actually have a squirt bottle version instead of a clay pot, just because I find it easier to use. The water that you use is lukewarm and just salty enough to keep it from burning (the salt comes in packets that you just open and add to the water); I think it’s supposed to match the ph balance of your body. Buy one of the squirt bottles for the heck of it and give it a try. Just be careful of using it if you’ve got a lot of ear pressure, because it can make that worse.

Post # 12
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Worker bee

If you don’t want meds try this herbal combo. I read about it in the newspaper and have been doing it since.  Take Vitamin D tablets and Tumeric (you can usually find both at Walmart, Target, etc). The tumeric comes in a capsul.  Supposedly the combination of the two reduces allergies because they have anti-inflamatory properties. I have asthma as well and its supposed to hep you out in that dept as well.  So far I’ve seen a vast improvement because I was a complete MESS any time I stepped outside (nothing new, but this year has been by far the WORST!). Hope this helps!!!

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