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sketch

Empirically random...
Location: Lincoln
Member Since: 16th May 2006
Total posts: 431
Posted:Well its that time again, the point i hit every year, where ive been looking forward to summer for months, and as if by magic the Hayfever demon appears, sticks his fingers up my nose and pokes a stick in my eye.....

and man does it p*** me off. I spend the whole summer battling against rubbing my eyes, and hugging a box of kleenex (quit laughing at the back) for moral support.
And i cant find any drugs that work..... at all, clarityn my arse...

Its such a lame allergy, but its so easy to forget just how controlling it can be, and how it can reduce you to a dribbling mess in a matter of minutes.

Im sure there are others here that know what i mean, and i need help! can anyone suggest anything that helps???? ive tried most of the tablets/eyedrops and i know about the spoon full of honey thing but it doesnt do much...

someone come and cut off my nose......

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"This dark place planet Earth, orbits one star,
Come from afar, far away state of mind,
open up your third eye, black helicopters in the sky"

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travelling without moving
Location: Maghull, Liverpool
Member Since: 9th May 2006
Total posts: 1286
Posted:i've got really bad hayfever myself, no drugs have ever worked for me, in any dosage. a friend of mine had the injection though and said it was brilliant. your doctor will only give it to you if you are really badly suffering at the time when you go and see him/her, and they will not give it to you again next year. they may consider you for the year after. apparently its been linked to a bone defect so thats why they wont give it to you year after year.

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:I've never really sufferd from hayfever before but my sister gets it really bad frown

Summer means bad for me as well. I'm extremly fair skinned and burn really easily, and by the end of a hot day I'm usually a lobster-esque sun-stroked wobbly lump!


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Fine_Rabid_Dog
Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:I can breath!

Huzzah!

I won\'t have people bad mouth summer.

Its the bestest time of the year. Ever!

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Hanz
Hanz

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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia
Member Since: 7th Jun 2004
Total posts: 1328
Posted:I share your pain.
I'm sick year round, in summer- hayfever, winter- colds... I can't win.
All I can say is, go and see your doctor, see if they have recommendations for coping.
Also go and see a natural medicine type person (drawing a mental blank on correct name) as they usually have some good natural remedies


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sketch
sketch

Empirically random...
Location: Lincoln
Member Since: 16th May 2006
Total posts: 431
Posted:ubblol FRD your willing to lend me your weekend leisure suit? thats kind!
strangely though it always seems to calm down when i spin fire, paraffin fumes maybe! ubbloco


"This dark place planet Earth, orbits one star,
Come from afar, far away state of mind,
open up your third eye, black helicopters in the sky"

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sketch
sketch

Empirically random...
Location: Lincoln
Member Since: 16th May 2006
Total posts: 431
Posted:thanks hanz, i actually havent tried the herbal remedy route yet....

"This dark place planet Earth, orbits one star,
Come from afar, far away state of mind,
open up your third eye, black helicopters in the sky"

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KatP
KatP

Muddy fingernails
Location: Way oop norf
Member Since: 15th Jan 2005
Total posts: 505
Posted:Did the honey you tried have pollen mixed into it? Normal honey doesn't actually contain much pollen, so to have any beneficial effect it should have some of the pollen the bees have collected added to it. It also has to be local honey. Making friends with the local beekeeping society is useful here!
Should be noted that in some cases it can worsen syptoms rather than helping though, and won't help at all if it's grass pollen that causes your hayfever cos bees don't collect that.


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Hanz
Hanz

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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia
Member Since: 7th Jun 2004
Total posts: 1328
Posted:I'm having trouble thinking of natural helpers for hayfever, I can only think of the one for the flu, which might help in some ways... ask if you want it
(sorry about my english, despite it being my only language, it doesn't always make sense)


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jemima (jem)
jemima (jem)

Pooh-Bah
Location: london
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 1750
Posted:My mum and I got some stuff from tesco that claims to be homeopathic tablets for hayfever and rhinitus, but you can take 4 of them every half hour, I'm not sure they did much but then I only have some while I was at home over the weekend shrug



I find antihistamines work, but not for 24 hours confused I find myself sneezing and scratching my eyesbefore the end of the day but I'm not supposed to take another frown

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Kyrian
Dreamer
Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:i only have it in certain situations, i think its a northeastern grass and some pollution what does me in... and i would love to know a cure myself, i've tried like every medicine there is, thank god being inside or being out in the cityh when its windy isn't *too* bad....

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Psycho_lemming
Psycho_lemming

Running hippy spinning lemming
Location: Scotland
Member Since: 16th Jul 2004
Total posts: 15
Posted:grass... argh... *hides indoors*
i have a cold now tho so i get confused as to whats worse...
the rain today should help

*hugs to all fellow sufferers*


Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering...

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Hanz
Hanz

veteran
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia
Member Since: 7th Jun 2004
Total posts: 1328
Posted:Just don't get as desperate as I said did and accept a jab in the bum of prednisilone, I swear it did absolutely nothing (except make me feel like I could swim a marathon the next day... and I can't swim!)

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FoxInDocs
FoxInDocs

Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 1848
Posted:
*looks at all the english people* you guys know nothing about pollen and sunburn... Telfast is the sh*t me and my sister both get hayfeaver really bad, i mainly stay inside and yell at anyone who opens a door or window, but if i have to go outside, telfast, i think the one in the blue packet.

my only non-drug related tip is Use Your Tumble Dryer. don't leave your clothes, towels or bed-sheets outside to get covered in pollen.


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"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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Hanz
Hanz

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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia
Member Since: 7th Jun 2004
Total posts: 1328
Posted:hey! we're not all English in here!
Telfast only works for me part time, sometimes it will sometimes it won't... it's quite annoying. Although I usually used the telfast in the green packet... what's the difference?


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FoxInDocs
FoxInDocs

Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 1848
Posted:i don't remember, long time since summer. i think they just work differant ways... the red one's not too bad either but the pills are about the size of a small car... haven't used the green one...

i know you're not english, that's why i was looking at the english people tongue


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Hanz
Hanz

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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia
Member Since: 7th Jun 2004
Total posts: 1328
Posted:I might have to have a better look this summer, seeing as I have Jamboree at Elmore which being central Vic is nothing but dirt these days (and therefore... dust!!)
You get used to taking tablets the size of small cars, before I go to QLD Im on Vit B or C which taste terrible and are huge!! (but they reduce the affects of midgies)


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Suchislife
Suchislife

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Member Since: 1st Jun 2006
Total posts: 7
Posted:yeah it sure does suck i share in the pain of hayfever, attempting to put eye dops in without blinking them out eek i hate em an the tablets ewe like chalk tis not good oh well life goes on lol getting use to taking the bad with the good :- sunshine is good yay!!! = tanning times! sunny x

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted: Written by: sketch



Im sure there are others here that know what i mean, and i need help! can anyone suggest anything that helps????





You're in the UK. So you can get this remedy over the counter, and it WORKS!!!!!! Yes, it WORKS!!!



There are two at least that I know of available OTC in the UK, 1) Rhinocort and 2) Flixonase/Flonase.



For both of these, you take 1-2 sprays in each nostril once daily. These will fix the runny nose, the itchy eyes, and the cough. They DO work. Side-effects are very rare and are usually very brief (sneezing right after the spray, an odd smell, burning, all lasting for about a minute). It usually takes 3-4 days for it to start working, although you may notice some improvement in as soon as 24 hours. You do have to continue to use it every day, but it WORKS.



I know because I use Flonase (marketed as Flixonase in the UK) myself. I've also prescribed it to tens of patients this Spring because we had a HORRID allergy season in New York City and it completely changed their quality of life. I also prescribed it to my landlady's husband, three friends, and my friend's boyfriend (It's one of the few things I'll prescribe to social acquaintances because it's OTC in the UK and I think it should be here, too).


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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sketch
sketch

Empirically random...
Location: Lincoln
Member Since: 16th May 2006
Total posts: 431
Posted:Tkanks Doc (and everyone else),
I will go and try one out from this weekend,
and i hope your allergy season is over by september (lol im sure it will be) because i wouldnt want it to spoil our visit to the city!!!

Hanz- I know what you mean about the tablets, their evil but you gotta get used to them!


"This dark place planet Earth, orbits one star,
Come from afar, far away state of mind,
open up your third eye, black helicopters in the sky"

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Firetramp
Firetramp

old hand
Location: Binstead, Isle of Wight
Member Since: 5th Sep 2005
Total posts: 896
Posted:I don't get hayfever but my boyfriend has it pretty bad. I've read somewhere that kissing helps kiss (works for us) and putting fresh basil leaves in your nose.

Ask a question and be a fool for a minute...don't ask and be a fool your whole life.

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sketch
sketch

Empirically random...
Location: Lincoln
Member Since: 16th May 2006
Total posts: 431
Posted: Written by: Firetramp


... and putting fresh basil leaves in your nose.


ubblol mental image....


"This dark place planet Earth, orbits one star,
Come from afar, far away state of mind,
open up your third eye, black helicopters in the sky"

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:I'll also share a secret about Claritin tablets.

When Claritin first went up for FDA review they found that in the dose they used (20mg) that it caused some mild drowsiness in 1-3% of patients. Well, as such they couldn't market it as "nonsedating" and instead had to market it as "minimally sedating."

So they chopped the dose in half to 10 mg and it now is truly non-drowsy...

And it doesn't work.

So if you took two tablets instead of one... (NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS WITH CLARITIN-D, BECAUSE THAT HAS A DECONGESTANT AND YOU WILL OVERDOSE ON THE DECONGESTANT!!!!)


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:Asena has really bad hayfever.
He had it *really* bad at PLAY...

Then when asking the person selling the hash fudge what was in it she said pollen.

"Ah, thats why I havn't been able to breath these past couple of days"

Hayfever sufferers - stay off of the hash fudge! ubblol


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Dangerousmind66
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Member Since: 30th May 2004
Total posts: 90
Posted:I suffer from the same, and have found that a sinus rinse helps a whole lot. It takes a little bit to get used to pouring water up your nose, but it washes out all of the bad stuff that's up there. Give a google for sinus rinse, nasal douche, or neti pot. Those should give you results, and without drugs, though if you are as bad as I am, the allergies probably leave you wanting some...

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Kyrian
Dreamer
Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted: Written by: Doc Lightning


because we had a HORRID allergy season in New York City



Horrid is sort of an understatement. Benadryl does work for me, thank god, but it does make me drowsy sometimes and if i don't take it for a few hours, then i get lots of lovely phlegm in my throat.... getting better now with the new weather, mostly, thank god smile

So I can sleep at night at least, even if I still cough occasionally from the lovely lovely post nasal drip. /sarcasm


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Dreamin is still how the strong survive

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jemima (jem)
jemima (jem)

Pooh-Bah
Location: london
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 1750
Posted:im still suffering, it may be a cold, i've never sneezed so violently so many times before rolleyes

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Really, people. Nasal steroids are the way to go. I rarely see them fail (and when they do the next step is immunotherapy, which is a big, expensive procedure requiring weekly injections)

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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travelling without moving
Location: Maghull, Liverpool
Member Since: 9th May 2006
Total posts: 1286
Posted:for some reason, even though its raining heavily, my hayfever has got worse today. My left eye is so red that i'm now thinking of contacting hollywood to see about getting a part in the next terminator movie.

Heilige Scheie, Batman kommt!

Reality is just a state of mind which occurs through a lack of lsd

XxX owned by devilsarmy XxX

O.B.E.S.E.

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Neon_Shaolin
Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam
Member Since: 13th Jul 2005
Total posts: 6120
Posted:or the sequel to 28 Days Later....

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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travelling without moving
Location: Maghull, Liverpool
Member Since: 9th May 2006
Total posts: 1286
Posted:good idea neon!

Heilige Scheie, Batman kommt!

Reality is just a state of mind which occurs through a lack of lsd

XxX owned by devilsarmy XxX

O.B.E.S.E.

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