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Hayfever - Thread

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

  1. sk8board_pete

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 9, 2015

    Posts: 249

    I have to agree with the comments above, my eyes seem to get really bad when im at home, while when im out an about its not too much of an issue.
    Damn this hayfever season
     
  2. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 19,715

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    This year is the worst I've ever been with hay-fever and that's with taking 240mg of fexofenadine every day.
    I made the mistake of driving home from work yesterday with the roof open. By the time I got home I was a sneezing, gibbering, snot-ball, with rivers coming out of my eyes.

    Only a couple more weeks of it for me though. I'm always fine by the time July rolls around.
     
  3. vanpeebles

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 22, 2004

    Posts: 5,917

    Location: County Durham

    I spoke too soon, it's got me, fits of sneezing and snotty dose. Been taking a few sniffs of beconaise which works well for me, I couldn't get on with claritin.
     
  4. AHarvey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 6, 2008

    Posts: 9,763

    Location: Stoke area

    So, has anyone tried this nettle method for dealing with hayfever?

    Either stinging or via nettle tea?
     
  5. vanpeebles

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 22, 2004

    Posts: 5,917

    Location: County Durham

    I had some success drinking matcha tea powder in water :) Not tried that though
     
  6. bloodiedathame

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 11, 2007

    Posts: 7,533

    Location: Surrey

    I didn't know it was a method, but I posted about it last week. I get stung on my ride too and from work 3x a week and I think that it's improved my hayfever a bit, in so much that I was coping with very minimal dosages of beconase and that's it.
     
  7. Adnams Drinker

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 29, 2003

    Posts: 2,024

    Location: Cambridge

    I've been getting hayfever since I was 15 and now, over 30 years later, I seem to be growing out of it (if that's possible), or maybe there's just not as much of whatever it is I'm allergic to around any more. My hayfever started making me asthmatic when I was around 19-20 and that too seems to be lessening.

    That said, Tuesday of this week was pretty miserable - having been sneezing and wheezing all morning I went out at lunchtime and bought loratadine tablets in Boots and ordered a repeat prescription of my inhalers, thinking it might finally be kicking off for this year, but no, 24 hours later and I'm perfectly okay again, not so much as a sniffle. Not complaining in the slightest, but I'd just like to know if I'm still actually a sufferer or not!
     
  8. No1newts

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 24, 2009

    Posts: 19,748

    Location: North East

    Mine comes and goes like this. This year I had 1 week of absolute torture but not even had a sniffle a single other day. Weird.
     
  9. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 31,677

    Local honey is meant to help too.

    So glad I don't get hayfever. Seems to be a bad year for it.
     
  10. Doogles

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 22, 2014

    Posts: 3,880

    Probably your immune system getting weaker, the Spanish flu killed the young because they have stronger immune systems unlike the old which survived. I wonder if hayfever works on the same principle.
     
  11. AHarvey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 6, 2008

    Posts: 9,763

    Location: Stoke area

    Quote possibly, last year I was on Sulfasalazine which suppresses the immune system, had no hayfever that I can remember last year. This year I came off them in March for a break and I've

    been dying last 2 weeks. I also didn't get cold/cough symptoms when on the immuno-suppressants either.

    It works a treat, if you can find any and afford it :D robbing ******* lol.

    I'm even considering getting into beekeeping myself, love to do it and the honey would be a real perk :)
     
  12. Adnams Drinker

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 29, 2003

    Posts: 2,024

    Location: Cambridge

    I'm assuming you meant that my immune system is getting stronger and more resistant, because I'm not getting attacks as often as I used to? I'd have thought a weaker immune system would have made me more prone to the effects of this lousy allergy?
     
  13. Doogles

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 22, 2014

    Posts: 3,880

    No, the immune system is overactive/stronger when young, when you get older it gets less active/weaker which means something like Hayfever, which is an intolerance that shouldn't happen stops affecting you as much when older due to you having the weak immune system. (That is my theory anyway, not exactly scientific).
     
  14. Adnams Drinker

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 29, 2003

    Posts: 2,024

    Location: Cambridge

    In any case, it would appear I was tempting fate yesterday - this morning started with a sneezing fit while driving in to work (which was fun at 70mph on the M11) and now I'm sat in the office with a nose running like a tap ... thankfully I don't get itchy eyes
     
  15. bloodiedathame

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 11, 2007

    Posts: 7,533

    Location: Surrey

    Stung to **** on my ride this morning and itchy eyes to boot, don't bother with nettle therapy!
     
  16. Flibster

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 31,480

    This week has been pretty bad for me. Unfortunately my office at home is south facing and always hot. Joy of joys....
    So, windows closed and suffer, or windows open and suffer.

    Getting a split AC unit fitted soon. Can't be soon enough.

    Also fitting some reflective window film for the windows. That should help the temperature too.
     
  17. Blackjack Davy

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 16, 2009

    Posts: 3,120

    Sounds like grass pollen its the one that gets me too. Sneezing and runny nose I can handle but the eyes... its like someone shaken a pepper pot into my eyeballs

    Beat yourself over the back with nettles? Yeah that'll take your mind off the hayfever I guess.
     
  18. baldmonk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 27, 2012

    Posts: 1,080

    my eyes have been really bad today along with the usual runny snots forgot to take my antihistamine before leaving home this morning :rolleyes:

    few tips that have helped cope before today as follows

    keep any facial hair off your face
    don't hang washing outside tumble dry instead
    Vaseline at entrance to nostrils
    shower after being outside when pollen is bad and change clothes
    keep windows closed
     
  19. wnb

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 27, 2004

    Posts: 3,791

    Some guy on the radio said taking a mouthful of apple cider then blow it out your nose does wonders for hay fever. I no longer get hay fever but I used to get it that bad I would have tried anything.
     
  20. Minstadave

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 8, 2004

    Posts: 24,916

    Location: Rutland

    Last couple of days have been horrific on twice daily Fexo and nasal steroid.