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Hayfever - Thread

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

  1. Ian_Eb

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Congleton, Cheshire

    I used to use Cetirizine and never died from taking 2 in one day :)

    Now use https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizolastine and that seems to work very well. Doctor suggested a change for no logical reason at all. Maybe he was bored?
     
  2. Conscript

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Kent

    Has anyone tried the local honey trick? It's an old wives tale, but I'm willing to try anything so I bought some from a local farm shop the other day. If it doesn't work, the only remaining thing to do is cut off my own head :/

    **** pollen :mad:
     
  3. DailyGeek

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    I can't get to sleep because my ****ing nose blocks up (but still runs?) the moment I sit or lie down. Drugs do naff all!
     
  4. Slime

    Hitman

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    Try doing a few press ups if your nose blocks. Sometimes helps clear it.
     
  5. Cpukid

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    Location: Midlands

    Only thing that works for me is benedryl plus expensive but my symptoms are classed as severe (had a allergy test) If I didn't take them I wouldn't be able to work
     
  6. gumpy321

    Hitman

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    The doc has just put me on Fexofenadine 180mg. These work.
     
  7. AHarvey

    Capodecina

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    I have, it worked last year for me and I was having it on toast each morning, not taking the 3 teaspoons a day of it.

    Placebo or not, I don't care if it works ;)
     
  8. Avicus

    Associate

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    Snap. First day yesterday and didn't suffer too badly; seeing how it goes today...
     
  9. oldbag

    Sgarrista

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    If its really bad I take centirizine, but it tends to dry everything so I end up with bad sinus headaches.
     
  10. monkehhh

    Gangster

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    Location: Leeds

    Good stuff, definitely helps a lot. Though even that couldn't beat the effects of my girlfriend's 8 mile countryside walk at the weekend!
     
  11. postbox

    Hitman

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    Going by plain logic I would say it is a complete myth, I mean why only local honey? It is a great excuse to stock up on every honey from every county though, just to be completely immune :)
     
  12. rsatd

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    Mines terrible, i get some green and white tables from the chemist, they seem to work well... Although obviously not 100% but way better then without. Pop one in the morning and ok until 6-7pm.
     
  13. BathmanNick

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Aug 2011

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    Location: Lincoln

    Whats different about this year?

    Im 24 and iv never had hayfever before, I just thought i had a major cold but seems like it could be hayfever. Am i destined to get hayfever every summer for the rest of my life now?!
     
  14. Sho

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    I've been continuously been taking Nasonex Nasal Spray. And my Heyfever has been fine. Not a single scratch yet.
     
  15. rsatd

    Mobster

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    yup most likely you developed it, mine wasn't there until early-mid 20's either.
     
  16. Foxxy

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    snap too. Although she gave me 30mg... which is less than you give a child!
     
  17. Sho

    Mobster

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    Most likely. Once you start getting Heyfever, it don't really goes away. I've been suffering from Heyfever since i was 16 and going to 28 in few days time.

    Yes its annoying, but something you gotta deal with.
     
  18. xdcx

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    Theory behind local honey being that local bee's are gathering pollen from the very flowers and tree's in your area that are producing the pollen you are allergic too. So if their honey contains these specific known allergic types of pollen then it might help you form an immunity through introducing small amounts of that pollen by eating the honey.

    So that's the theory, but I don't think it works. I have local honey from a bee keeper who stays one street over. Whilst it is utterly amazing and the best honey I have ever tasted in my life, it's doing naff all for my hayfever.... She said I need to take it all year consistently and if it works I should have built an immunity by next hayfever season..... But then, I bet she just wants me to buy a jar of her honey every 2 weeks, eh? :rolleyes:

    At this point in time I am willing to do ANYTHING to get rid of hayfever.
     
  19. Conscript

    Sgarrista

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    I also have Fexofenadine, a stock from last year. It's definitely better than over the counter stuff, but I'm still feeling the affects. The pollen must have been trained by Chuck Norris this year :/

    As above - honey from local bees contains pollen, it's meant to be a form of immunotherapy; keep ingesting the honey and you build up an immunity to pollen of local trees and plants. Scientific testing doesn't really show that it works, but I've heard people swear by it. Mind you, at £5.60 for a jar of honey from a local supplier, it might be an expensive theory to test (even if it does taste nice).
     
  20. paulspounds

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    My hay fever got worse & worse then went to Spain for a week & it was amazing- no itchy eyes, no sneezing. I got back yesterday.. I hate pollen.