Apparently I'm allergic to Arizona.

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    Apr 25, 2012 3:52 PM GMT
    When I first moved here to AZ in January, I got sick and stayed sick for three weeks.

    Just last week I "vacationed" back home in Miami. Now that I'm back in AZ, I'm sick yet again...so sick that I couldn't go to work today...fever, cough, headache, sneezing, etc...the works.

    A bit of history: I never once got sick in Miami other than a mild/manageable cold from time to time, even after living there 7+ years. This must mean that I'm allergic to Arizona.
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    Apr 25, 2012 4:46 PM GMT
    valley fever, pretty common in AZ
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    Apr 25, 2012 5:11 PM GMT
    notadumbjock saidvalley fever, pretty common in AZ
    I was hoping it was just overexertion from too much sex last week. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 25, 2012 7:12 PM GMT
    Bomb it!
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    Apr 25, 2012 7:15 PM GMT
    TropicalMark saidBomb it!
    And create a dust storm almost as large as the ones we already have?
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    Apr 25, 2012 7:28 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    TropicalMark saidBomb it!
    And create a dust storm almost as large as the ones we already have?
    You're gonna stay after you bomb it? You're nuts!
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    Apr 25, 2012 7:30 PM GMT
    I don't have any strong noteable allergies. Never had that problem. Didn't like the stupid people using the heat as a reason to be stupid assholes, and the guys who think they're GOD's Gift To Mankind. Sigh*
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    Apr 25, 2012 7:39 PM GMT
    Yehoshua_B5917 said and the guys who think they're GOD's Gift To Mankind. Sigh*
    Who dat?
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    Apr 25, 2012 7:40 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    Yehoshua_B5917 said and the guys who think they're GOD's Gift To Mankind. Sigh*
    Who dat?
    Noone important to me anymore. Just worth bring up in an allergy thread.
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    Apr 25, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    Yehoshua_B5917 said
    TropicalMark said
    Yehoshua_B5917 said and the guys who think they're GOD's Gift To Mankind. Sigh*
    Who dat?
    Noone important to me anymore. Just worth bring up in an allergy thread.
    Awesome!
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    Apr 25, 2012 7:42 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidWhen I first moved here to AZ in January, I got sick and stayed sick for three weeks.

    Just last week I "vacationed" back home in Miami. Now that I'm back in AZ, I'm sick yet again...so sick that I couldn't go to work today...fever, cough, headache, sneezing, etc...the works.

    A bit of history: I never once got sick in Miami other than a mild/manageable cold from time to time, even after living there 7+ years. This must mean that I'm allergic to Arizona.



    Perhaps the state is simply trying to tell you something...like GO HOME!!! icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 25, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    paulflexes saidWhen I first moved here to AZ in January, I got sick and stayed sick for three weeks.

    Just last week I "vacationed" back home in Miami. Now that I'm back in AZ, I'm sick yet again...so sick that I couldn't go to work today...fever, cough, headache, sneezing, etc...the works.

    A bit of history: I never once got sick in Miami other than a mild/manageable cold from time to time, even after living there 7+ years. This must mean that I'm allergic to Arizona.



    Perhaps the state is simply trying to tell you something...like GO HOME!!! icon_wink.gif
    You're probably right. It's a well known fact that Arizona does not like good people. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 25, 2012 8:00 PM GMT
    ^
    So true.
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    Apr 25, 2012 8:25 PM GMT
    the same thing happens to me when i go to a certain part of the country.. think its hay fever or something
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    Apr 25, 2012 8:33 PM GMT
    I don't know how any sane person can live there, with what has been going on with the politics. Maybe you are allergic to all of the bullshit! I personally will not go back to the state, and spend my money there. Used to love to go to Sedona, won't do it again, unless there are some big changes.
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    Apr 25, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    This may sound really stupid, but go to a local farmer's market or similar store and buy some local honey. Something in the bee pollen is good for your allergies and might help you build up an immunity to some of the local allergens.

    I know when I moved to the new town I am living in - even though it's in the same state - I had horrible allergies and got sick - just acclimating to the new area. I know you've been there a while, but there is some sort of grass or pollen in the air.

    You also might consider getting allergy tested so you can narrow it down, then you will know better how to treat it.

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    Apr 25, 2012 8:47 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    notadumbjock saidvalley fever, pretty common in AZ
    I was hoping it was just overexertion from too much sex last week. icon_lol.gif

    How could you have had too much sex? You were on South Beach most of the time. I told you to come up to Wilton Manors more. icon_rolleyes.gif

    BTW, it was nice seeing you again. As for your problem, I know you flew back to AZ on a commercial flight. But I forget if that's how you originally also went there, or did you fly your plane?

    Lots of people will get colds from longer flights, due to recirculated cabin air spreading germs around. Did you get sick 24-48 hours after arrival, or within just a few hours?

    As quick as a few hours would more likely be allergies, causing an almost immediate reaction. Certain parts of the US give me allergies, others none at all. South Florida gives me a moderate problem, San Antonio was the worst, and North Dakota the best. Or it could just be psychosomatic, due to all the political poison in the air there, as others here have suggested.
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    Apr 25, 2012 9:00 PM GMT
    I had a female cousin that moved to AZ 30 years ago. She thought desert air was the best for asthma but it turned out it was the worst thing she did. Now she is in Seattle.
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    Apr 25, 2012 9:01 PM GMT
    I miss all my AZ friends, and really good Mexican food. Sigh*
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    Apr 25, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
    Yehoshua_B5917 saidI miss all my AZ friends, and really good Mexican food. Sigh*
    Yeah, I just stepped on the scale yesterday for the first time this year...gained 15 lbs.
    Mexican food here is awesome, but I gotta cut that shit out or I'm gonna get fat again. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 25, 2012 10:47 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    paulflexes said
    notadumbjock saidvalley fever, pretty common in AZ
    I was hoping it was just overexertion from too much sex last week. icon_lol.gif

    How could you have had too much sex? You were on South Beach most of the time. I told you to come up to Wilton Manors more. icon_rolleyes.gif

    BTW, it was nice seeing you again. As for your problem, I know you flew back to AZ on a commercial flight. But I forget if that's how you originally also went there, or did you fly your plane?

    Lots of people will get colds from longer flights, due to recirculated cabin air spreading germs around. Did you get sick 24-48 hours after arrival, or within just a few hours?

    As quick as a few hours would more likely be allergies, causing an almost immediate reaction. Certain parts of the US give me allergies, others none at all. South Florida gives me a moderate problem, San Antonio was the worst, and North Dakota the best. Or it could just be psychosomatic, due to all the political poison in the air there, as others here have suggested.
    Got sick 24-48 hours after the flight (airlines - not the small plane).
    SoFla is the only place I've ever lived that doesn't make me sick. Arkansas gives me allergies so bad that I have to get a shot. And it looks like Arizona is gonna end up giving me asthma.

    Oh well, at least I know not to accept this job again next year...and I know not to come home again till this contract is finished cause my body can't handle the changes.
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    Apr 25, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    onaquest saidThis may sound really stupid, but go to a local farmer's market or similar store and buy some local honey. Something in the bee pollen is good for your allergies and might help you build up an immunity to some of the local allergens.

    I know when I moved to the new town I am living in - even though it's in the same state - I had horrible allergies and got sick - just acclimating to the new area. I know you've been there a while, but there is some sort of grass or pollen in the air.

    You also might consider getting allergy tested so you can narrow it down, then you will know better how to treat it.


    And what state is that, Mystery Meat?


    I'm really not sure what you mean by that???
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    Apr 25, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
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    onaquest said
    JPtheBITCH said
    onaquest saidThis may sound really stupid, but go to a local farmer's market or similar store and buy some local honey. Something in the bee pollen is good for your allergies and might help you build up an immunity to some of the local allergens.

    I know when I moved to the new town I am living in - even though it's in the same state - I had horrible allergies and got sick - just acclimating to the new area. I know you've been there a while, but there is some sort of grass or pollen in the air.

    You also might consider getting allergy tested so you can narrow it down, then you will know better how to treat it.


    And what state is that, Mystery Meat?


    I'm really not sure what you mean by that???

    I mean, you're one of the few people who've been careful in their profiles to not reveal where you live. I was asking what state you live in, since you mentioned that you've recently moved in the same state.

    Of course, I could be misunderstanding you. You might have meant a state of paranoia or indecision, or perhaps even the State of the Union.


    While I have become more open with posting face pics and becoming more transparent than when I started my RJ account, I haven't completely revealed my location because of my job as a teacher. I think I have proven that I am not a troll, but I think we all have the right to a little privacy.

    I will tell you this - I live in a very small town in the south - I am not too far from Springfield, MO. If you would like more details, I would be glad to tell you in an e-mail.

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    Apr 25, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    Get a saline nasal spray to clean our your nose. And use a neti pot (from drug store) to rinse out your sinuses.

    My allergies got much worse after moving to AZ. And I got sick more frequently here as well. I don't think it's valley fever, based on the way it comes and goes with you, but I could be wrong.

    The dry weather doesn't help especially your breathing. There's so much dust in the air. Clean out your place and don't open your windows so none of that shit gets inside.
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    Apr 25, 2012 10:57 PM GMT
    onaquest saidThis may sound really stupid, but go to a local farmer's market or similar store and buy some local honey.
    Now that I finally read up and see this part, I'm slapping myself for not doing that already. In fact, honey has always been a staple in my diet, and I've totally forgotten about it here. Going now to pick some up so I can [hopefully] work tomorrow.