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Hayfever - Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Neil79, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. mikedigitales

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 7, 2012

    Posts: 795

    Location: UK

    Mine has definitely got better year on year, I'm always hoping it'll go away completely one year. Pirinase and the citrizine keeps me ok (ish) if I hide inside during June.
     
  2. DampCat

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 26, 2007

    Posts: 13,623

    Location: Manchestah

    I've had it since my early teens, so 20 years now. Real bad, real bad. Nose like a tap, bunged up, itchy eyes... Classic.

    When I was young the doctor gave me some chest inhaler like a big brown disc. Didn't do anything really. I moved to Dubai for a few years and it cleared up, of course, but came back even worse when I moved home again. Discovered Fexofenadine through this thread and it helped for a while but I was still treating the symptoms.

    Then about a week ago I found a (albeit american) website article titled "you're treating your allergies wrong" or something. Anyway it recommended a bunch of nasal steroids, the one I could find without a prescription was Fluticasone.. or Pirinase. Waited for a rare moment of clear breathing first thing in the morning, took a shot up each nostril.

    It didn't do much for the first 2 days but I tell you 5 days in I'm a new man. Literally no nose nonsense, no itchy eyes, no wheezing.

    Genuinely turned my life around. Stopped treating the symptoms, now I don't have them. Take a couple of squeezes first thing in the morning and because Mrs Cat likes to sleep with every window in the house open I repeat the dose before bed.
     
  3. Steedie

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 29, 2004

    Posts: 19,744

    Location: Oxfordshire

    Pirinase is the stuff of the gods. But even that isn't helping me this week
     
  4. UTmaniac

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2005

    Posts: 5,062

    Location: Here

    Has the crazy high pollen count the last two weeks made others feel absolutely shattered, despite taking their normal hayfever meds?
     
  5. R3X

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 9, 2013

    Posts: 2,423

    I think the biggest game changer to my hayfever chaos after 25+ years has been paracetamol tablets, they really do assist the anti histamine tablet by reducing the inflammation in my nose, sinus and head and well everywhere and really do assist the hayfever tablet in reducing the zombie effects.

    If people are struggling maybe try Paracetamol tablets for 1-2 days see how it goes.
     
  6. The Funktopus

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 14, 2008

    Posts: 3,406

    Location: LNG/C Sean Spirit

    Never suffered from Hay Fever before...until now, at the ripe old age of 34. I can’t understand how it can just flare up like this, and only one side too, I seem to be getting all the symptoms on my right side, which is baffling to me.
     
  7. Craigius

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 23, 2006

    Posts: 847

    Location: Rotherham

    What eye drops can people recommend?
     
  8. itchy

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 29, 2011

    Posts: 4,779

    :)

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  9. ozaudio

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 23, 2010

    Posts: 3,823

    Location: St helens

    Fexofenadine cost me £9 and does less than the cheap tablets I have. hayfever + seasonal conjunctivitis = really bad .
     
  10. pinkpound

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 31, 2005

    Posts: 1,544


    I use Alomide (lodoxamide) or Opatanol (Olopatadine) both prescription only , I suffer conjunctivitis on regular basis and always have some antibiotic drops in the fridge ready . I have had a corneal graft in my left eye but its my good right eye that always gets infect grrrr

    I clean my eyes lids with boiled cooled water or saline few times week and have not had conjunctivitis this year (fingers x) I finally took notice of my consultant about eye hygiene 9 years on lol
     
  11. andy_mk3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

    Posts: 8,793

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Nasal spray I take (Avamys) usually helps me out a lot, but the past week or two I've had the usual symptoms worse than normal. Plus I can't take the nasal spray all the time as I get nose bleeds :(
     
  12. el_dazza

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2005

    Posts: 15,404

    Location: West End, Southampton

    I cannot stop ******* sneezing today. Seriously cannot stop.
     
  13. Steedie

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 29, 2004

    Posts: 19,744

    Location: Oxfordshire

    Damp tissue, roll it up and stick it up your nose. When in the house, I'm rocking the tissue up the nose look 100% of the time. Only way I can stop sneezing. I even had to drive to work like it the other day, and just have my hand in front of my nose to stop people seeing. :p
     
  14. el_dazza

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2005

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    Location: West End, Southampton

    I'll try any bloody thing to stop this, it's awful. Haven't had it this bad since the 90s.
     
  15. Steedie

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 29, 2004

    Posts: 19,744

    Location: Oxfordshire

    Seriously, this works every time for me. Don't stick it up too far and don't roll it too thin, needs to be thick enough to stay in your nostrils without holding it. You might sneeze a few times at first but once your nose adjusts, it's bliss. Just need to try and forget you look like an idiot :D
     
  16. el_dazza

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2005

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    Location: West End, Southampton

    I do anyway so it's no loss :p
     
  17. Dav4

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    Joined: Apr 20, 2014

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    Location: Home

    Lol why don’t you try the Vaseline or vicks up your nose instead that’s always helped me
     
  18. EvilRob

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 15, 2011

    Posts: 262

    Same. :(
    I must have sneezed in the region of 20x in a row at one point. It was exhausting.

    Weird thing is that's indoors - was hiking in the Peak District early this morning and was fine.
     
  19. iamdjdz

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 24, 2006

    Posts: 4,279

    Mine's been ok today but this week has been horrible. So tired from it and not exactly the greatest in the evenings with the mrs, 'hold on woman til I blow my nose again'!
     
  20. Malevolence

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    Joined: Oct 21, 2011

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    Location: Miercna rīce

    Those are some proper nice looking DSLs.