I am a walking allergy case! Can anyone relate? :(

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    May 27, 2013 7:22 AM GMT
    Hey everyone! I have a hard time being around people who are acceptable to everything in the environment. Everything that my friends or family wants to do, eat, or have, I am either, itching, scratching or sneezing, sometimes wheezing. My parents has cursed me with so much problems that pertains to allergies (genetics). I am allergic to the following items

    -Seafood (except Tuna)
    -Cats (severely)
    -Dogs (with an undercoat so I can have hypo allergic dogs)
    -Dust
    -Mold
    -Grass
    -Oak Trees
    -Cockroaches (Weird I know)
    -Dust mites
    -Second hand smoking

    My previous MD has told me that I was the worst case that he has ever seen in his life which makes me feel so great about myself LMAO. Is there anybody out there that's similar to me and my situations? Don't be shy icon_smile.gif
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    May 27, 2013 1:36 PM GMT
    I have the same list. Scratch roaches and add nuts (not peanuts) and pollen. I took allergy shots when I was little. It seemed to increase my white blood cell count to off the chart. I hate my allergies, mix that in with asthma and it makes for a miserable time.
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    May 27, 2013 1:48 PM GMT
    I use to be that way.... and i had extremely bad asthma. My body's immune system sucked big time. I hardly have it at all now, but it's been one dramatic fight.

    Stay away from sugar....drink freshly squeezed lime juice (a high dose bioflavinoid vitamin C... take 2 limes squeeze the juice out of them add water and down it, works as an anti-inflammatory)..... go on a non wheat/corn diet for 6-8 weeks (leaky gut syndrome).... take 5 garlic capsules before meals and a few assadophilis/ lactobacillus after (yeast infection from all the meds you''ve been on).... and get into cycling.

    That's what worked for me.... also i stay away from meds....aaahhhh
    Hope that works for you....rob
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    May 27, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
    Had'm as a kid. Did series of shots. Was better until I hit my 40s. Did another series of shots, in 50s now and only somewhat affected by allergies. The first round as a kid was nearly 100% effective. This time around maybe 90%. I keep antihistamines in the house but rarely need them. I understand the shots don't work for everyone but the results for me have been so good that I'd recommend trying it for a few years and see how you do.

    Oh, and with all due respect, fuck the primary care physician and go directly to an allergist. On the insurance I used to have, all my primary guy wanted to do was nasal sprays and pills and then blood tests for all that, basically using me as a complicated billing procedure. It wasn't until I insisted on an allergy specialist referral that I got any real help and now I have insurance that allows me to bypass the primary guy.
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    May 27, 2013 3:09 PM GMT
    Yes for the last three yrs. Allergies make me tired and pissed off more than usual. There are days i cant breathe. I have tried everything . Antihistamines work for about two days after that back to usual . I use a thing called mypuremist its like a personal humidifier it works but not as effective. Ive had bronchitis at least two times a yr. Was tested found out im allergic to dust. For me none of the usual ways have worked so def contemplating surgery or shors but ive talked to people and they had the shots or the surgery and they feel the same. Its yr round so i def feel for you . Hopefully moving will help me cause im literally allergic to midwest area.So hopefully you will find a way to alleviate your symptoms. People dont realize how bad allergies can affect your life until they experience it themselves. Good luck to you.icon_cool.gif
  • helloandgoodb...

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    May 27, 2013 3:12 PM GMT
    get a Neti pot and rinse with saltwater. it will no cure allergies, but it relieves some symptoms and offers great temporary relief. Allergy Shots worked for me. annoying, but they worked.
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    May 27, 2013 3:16 PM GMT
    Yes. I relate.

    Some of my tests rated off the scales.

    I had a regular surgery on my turbinates, then two laser-surgeries.

    I am much better, but I still have problems.
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    May 27, 2013 3:17 PM GMT
    helloandgoodbi saidget a Neti pot and rinse with saltwater. it will no cure allergies, but it relieves some symptoms and offers great temporary relief. Allergy Shots worked for me. annoying, but they worked.
    +1
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    May 27, 2013 3:42 PM GMT
    Oh boy, I totally relate. I've always had a ton of allergies.

    Nuts (severe), OAS (raw fruits/veggies are a problem), cats, dogs (some breeds okay), grass, pollen, birch trees, ragweed, a couple of types of fish, mold, dust

    Despite them, I still had a dog growing up and fill my yard with flowering plants. I try not to let allergies get in the way of my life.

    I also agree totally with the Neti pot suggestion - my doctor had suggested it to me. If you have environmental allergies, it is a godsend. No need for antihistamines... any time I'm out in the yard during allergy season or at someone's house with pets, I do a rinse and the itching and stuffiness goes away almost instantly.

    A tip - if you have a stuffed up nose and the water won't go through, do some cardio exercise for a few minutes. It opens up the sinuses and will let the water pass easier.
  • monstapex

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    May 27, 2013 3:59 PM GMT
    If you are allergic to cockroaches its probably the same reason you are allergic to seafood,especially if its shrimp and lobsters. They are basically in the same "family".
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    May 27, 2013 4:29 PM GMT
    Living within site of the ocean has helped me since the ocean air has greatly helped the asthma I have which is triggered by many of the same airbourne contaminents you are sensitive to.
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    May 27, 2013 5:01 PM GMT
    Well I went for an allergy test through a blood test and the doctor told me that I'm highly allergic to everything except mould lol.
    How random icon_lol.gif

    Anyway, I'm not exactly sure but there are two things they test for.
    What you're allergic to and how much reaction is happening in your body.
    Though I'm highly allergic to a lot of things, I think he called it my IgG levels show that I'm not currently reacting to it, meaning that these are dormant allergies.

    LOL I think that's what it means.
    Anyway the blood test results he gave me did say I was highly allergic to lots of things except mould and currently I am not reacting because I have a dog whom I hug a lot and I don't get any kind of reaction.

    Great story haha.
    The point is that hopefully they might become dormant allergies. I'm not too sure if they can become dormant later but my sister and I both suffered from asthma when were young, were clinically diagnosed with it but overtime it's become dormant for the both of us and now I don't have any symptoms at all.

    I guess hope is all I'm trying to say lol, sorry for the long windedness.
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    May 27, 2013 5:30 PM GMT
    Claritin D, plz.

    ...or rather Costco's generic brand, AllerClear D.
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    May 27, 2013 7:18 PM GMT
    monstapex saidIf you are allergic to cockroaches its probably the same reason you are allergic to seafood,especially if its shrimp and lobsters. They are basically in the same "family".


    WOW I didn't know. I just learned something today icon_smile.gif...Thanks
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    May 27, 2013 7:20 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidLiving within site of the ocean has helped me since the ocean air has greatly helped the asthma I have which is triggered by many of the same airbourne contaminents you are sensitive to.


    That is true because I live like 5 miles from the Richmond Marina (Close to SF). I do feel a complete difference with my allergies.
  • mybud

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    May 27, 2013 11:04 PM GMT
    This will help...buy some natural honey from your area...take 2 tablespoons 3 times a day...I do this..my allergy flare ups have lessened...Cheers
  • Destinharbor

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    May 27, 2013 11:08 PM GMT
    Everything above is useless. Get some locally made honey and have one tablespoon every day. You will still get allergies but you'll shake them in a day or two. I used to get everything, take everything, netipot daily, feel sick for months on end. Try this. it is the only good way to train your body to not make you sick all the time.
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    May 27, 2013 11:15 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidEverything above is useless. Get some locally made honey and have one tablespoon every day. You will still get allergies but you'll shake them in a day or two. I used to get everything, take everything, netipot daily, feel sick for months on end. Try this. it is the only good way to train your body to not make you sick all the time.
    SAY WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH?
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    May 27, 2013 11:19 PM GMT
    Does anyone recommend meds? I've taken Clarinex and it helped some my reaction to pollen was still pretty bad.

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    May 27, 2013 11:21 PM GMT
    Oh boy do I suffer … the damn list just get longer with each passing year. icon_cry.gif Hey what's that sound, buzzzzzzzz hey you come here take me to your leader icon_lol.gif Thanks for the suggestion guys. Mmmm honey. CJ
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    May 28, 2013 3:35 AM GMT
    Surry saidDoes anyone recommend meds? I've taken Clarinex and it helped some my reaction to pollen was still pretty bad.

    Well.....I've been taking Allegra and it's been helping a lot so far thank God LOL. Claritin is like Tic Tacs and Zyrtec makes me so tired for 2 days straight with a hint of moodiness. If you congested, then I recommend Allegra-D because it has pseudoephedrine which acts as a decongestant. Hopefully, you'll find the right product icon_smile.gif
  • LEANDRO_NJ

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    May 28, 2013 3:51 AM GMT
    To those who suffer from tree pollen or general seasonal allergies have a teaspoon of "RAW HONEY" everyday, and I guarantee you will be allergy free next year, unless you are allergic to raw honey of course!? I have being suffering from itchy watery eyes every Spring for the past four years; until last year when I started consuming one teaspoon of raw honey every day, and this Spring I haven had no allergy symptoms whatsoever!! considering this Spring was the worst allergy season on record in my area!