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Hayfever - Thread

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

  1. andy_mk3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

    Posts: 8,537

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Had a couple of nose bleeds in the past week first thing in the morning. But taking tablets and nasal spray is still working nicely for me.
     
  2. Double07

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 10, 2006

    Posts: 1,112

    Location: Scotland

    Actually been fine since late last year then the last few days have been hellish, I have asthma so first thought is that rather than hayfever. Started taking my hayfever tablets again and after couple of days much better, inhaler use calmed down a lot.

    Catches you out where I live as its never really that warm but even a few degrees can make all the difference. Its not like im sitting there sweltering but a quick look outside shows its clearly warmer, birds out in force, bees everywhere, nature doing its thing.
     
  3. mushtafa

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 17, 2013

    Posts: 1,785

    Location: West Sussex, UK

    *Touch wood - I've not suffered yet
     
  4. Malevolence

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 21, 2011

    Posts: 12,625

    Taking 180mg Fexofenadine and 50mg Atarax daily work wonders. Haven't had a sniffle in years.
     
  5. No1newts

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 24, 2009

    Posts: 19,513

    Location: North East

    I've been getting battered thus last week, just had to out there before Asda closed and get some eye drops. I never normally get it this bad but this year has been horrific so far.

    Been naughty and took 3 one a day tablets as I was really suffering, hope it eases off as it's getting to the stage of debilitating. I wanted to gouge my blinking eyes out earlier.
     
  6. SuperMan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 25, 2003

    Posts: 1,519

    Location: Nottingham

    Other people rejoice at this time of year, I panic.

    Where are people getting their supplies from this year and what are you going for? I normally need a tablet, eye drops and nasal spray. Will try the tip of taking tab at night.
     
  7. tek81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 1, 2015

    Posts: 2,136

    Location: UK

    My hayfever is horrific this year. I had a terrible sleep last night, sneezing, itching the lot. I find a pre bed shower helps, but not much.
     
  8. tek81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 1, 2015

    Posts: 2,136

    Location: UK

    I'm on eye drops and tablets. The nasal spray is useless for me, because I'm so bunged up.
     
  9. andy_mk3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

    Posts: 8,537

    Location: Lincolnshire

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  10. Double07

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 10, 2006

    Posts: 1,112

    Location: Scotland

    I get mine on prescription and given I live in Scotland I don't need to pay for the misery that is summer, every cloud and all that.
     
  11. R3X

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 9, 2013

    Posts: 2,210


    I too find cetirizine much better and stronger then loratadine, however its rare but my body does adapt and cetirzine can stop working
    so I flick between the two, Fexofenadine and similar never worked well for me at all and way too pricey, the other which works is boots
    benadryl-allergy-relief, bit pricey and you need to take more then the others but it can work too. I will post my ultimate hayfever pack in separate post.






    Agree its a life saver, superdrug do a similar one with same chemical and sometimes bit more cheaper too. You can also find it going for amazon prime addon
    for I think 3 quid, which is better then most high streets.


    nose bleeds are common side effects of the nasal sprays (steroid or non even) I just live with them sadly... or reduce during winter to 1 shot per day.


    snap use the same packet cetrizines the allcans and they are great. Never heard of this spray but sounds great.


    I will post my hayfever regime next post
     
  12. R3X

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 9, 2013

    Posts: 2,210

    20+ years of hayfever suffering so ill post my hayfever regime:

    1.Cetirizine or Loratadine generics (but I do go for allacan cetirizine from amazon here:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Allacan-Ce...oding=UTF8&psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title


    2. Beconase-Hayfever-Relief-Nasal- biggest game changer to my arsenal over the last 3 years, its allowed me to carry on half normal without acting
    like a zombie, stopped those sneezing fits about 60-70%+

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beconase-H...ugstore&sprefix=beconase,drugstore,143&sr=1-2


    3. Paracetamol tablets-total life savers since I added them to my mix, they reduce inflammation in the nose, face and head and reduce my symptoms.
    You don't have to take it often or daily maybe just worse days or 1 in morning if bad.

    4. reduced triggering foods, nuts- I use to love nuts but stopped them bad for my teeth and wear them out but they have some boosting protein that
    I believe make me sneezing like crazy. I did not need to stop milk, cheese, dairy or chocolate so called allergy triggering foods either but nuts were a bad trigger and perhaps oranges, tomato or fruit juices also.


    5.stay indoors with doors/windows shut, wear face mask when cleaning house or vacuuming around too.
     
  13. Swinbag

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 30, 2008

    Posts: 1,131

    I've been suffering badly this weekend, my eyes especially have been watering/ itching like mad - it's driving me crazy!
     
  14. Terminal_Boy

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 13, 2013

    Posts: 6,770

    Location: La France

    I had my first sneezing session 10 minutes ago. I’ve not taken anything so far as I wanted to see if moving from NE London to super rural SW France changed my allergies.

    Just about every single plant, bush and tree is covered in blossom at the moment, so I’m not surprised I’m sneezing.

    Will give it a couple of days to see if I adjust unless the 24/7 runny nose and sneezing I suffered in London for 20 years every spring/summer kicks off.
     
  15. XeNoN89

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 6, 2007

    Posts: 7,773

    Location: SW19

    Been a bit sneezy over the weekend but I'm past the worst now. Late Feb early march I had a couple of weeks where I had it really bad. Not even taking anything now and im ok
     
  16. Double07

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 10, 2006

    Posts: 1,112

    Location: Scotland

    It can be wildly different depending on where you are. If I go somewhere with 'dry' heat, even if there is relatively high levels of pollen then I almost never suffer. Come back to Britain and it's almost instant. Also went to the Caribbean and just sneezed constantly, that wet heat just did for me. I guess different parts of France could be very different to one another though. I went to Andalusia last summer and even walking around botanical gardens and the like I was fine given the type of heat, further north was a different story.
     
  17. HungryHippos

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 25, 2004

    Posts: 7,227

    Location: Fareham

    Mine has been OK so far, but it's early days yet and I don't want to tempt fate, so I am typing this with one hand firmly on my wooden desk.
     
  18. spengos

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 11, 2004

    Posts: 651

    Location: UK

    What do people find works best for relief from itchy eyes? I can deal with the sneezing and runny nose but when my eyes get bad its game over and I normally just have to go to bed for a few hours until they settle down.
    I wear glasses too and even wearing these the pollen still get to my eyes(if that's how it works...?)

    Do any of the eye drops out there actually work? Any tablets that help?
     
  19. Flubble

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 8, 2006

    Posts: 1,410

    Location: Somewhere, UK

    cold water soaked flannel over your eyes and head back keep your eyes open under the flannel for a minute so the water gets in but isn't drowning you

    cheaper than those eye sprays
     
  20. darael

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 10, 2010

    Posts: 3,946

    I've had a few light sniffles over the Easter weekend, so it's time to microwave my stash of local honey in anticipation of bad hayfever this year.