: Help! Allergic to Everything!



DopeStar 156
07-06-04, 12:12 AM
Any allergy sufferers? I had a sneezing fit today for literally 5 minutes! What do you guys do? :bonkers:

Ralph
07-06-04, 01:32 AM
In the last few years I developed "sinusitis" according to my ENT. It's not very pleasant as my throat is constantly sore with swollen lymph nodes (I had the option for surgery, but declined, too scared) My sinuses don't drain properly, and I found out I'm alergic to fresh cut grass! Products like "Claritin" just aren't strong enough. Buckleys works a bit, as well as Tyenol sinus pills which help me sleep better.

Do you have any other symptoms?

DopeStar 156
07-06-04, 02:03 AM
I sneeze constantly, inside, outside, my eye, either left or right used to swell and redden but it isn't doing it anymore, I think that was from my contacts which I've diciplined myself to stop wearing. Sometimes I'll get congested because of the allergies but always, always sneezing. It's just at a point where it's embarassing and I'm shootin' phlegm on my friends.

Ralph
07-06-04, 02:24 AM
I sneeze constantly, inside, outside, my eye, either left or right used to swell and redden but it isn't doing it anymore, I think that was from my contacts which I've diciplined myself to stop wearing. Sometimes I'll get congested because of the allergies but always, always sneezing. It's just at a point where it's embarassing and I'm shootin' phlegm on my friends.

LOL! Ya shooting phlegm doesn't make one very popular. :canttalk: :D My friend doesn't wear contacts, but also has the red eye situation, and it gets pretty bad. I think we need cars like my Dad's DTS with a pollon filter on it! Geez, even the Honda Civic has them, why didn't mine in 1991. :rant2:

majax
07-06-04, 04:07 AM
Sorry man that really stinks.

Msilva954
07-06-04, 08:48 AM
Go see the your doctor and have him send you to an allergy specialist.......most insurance pays for it....and they inject you like 50 times to see your reactions.......then once that is determined you go in once every couple weeks and get some injections of the allergy.........within a year or two you will be pretty much immune to everything you were allergic too.

tru504187211
07-06-04, 10:05 AM
Went to an allergy specialist a few years back and took 2 tests... forearm and upperarm. Since then I'll take Allegra and a nasal spray and it gets me through. I will usually have one or two bad days though, right in the beginning and one at the end of the allergy season - there is no stopping those 2 days...

gothicaleigh
07-06-04, 11:19 AM
<sniff>

Yeah, my sinuses have been killing me for about a month now. Allegra doesn't seem to be helping either... :(

DopeStar 156
07-06-04, 11:39 PM
Go see the your doctor and have him send you to an allergy specialist.......most insurance pays for it....and they inject you like 50 times to see your reactions.......then once that is determined you go in once every couple weeks and get some injections of the allergy.........within a year or two you will be pretty much immune to everything you were allergic too.Hmmmm.... that's a lot of stabbing. LOL! Maybe I'll talk to my parents about it.

LacSeville
07-06-04, 11:55 PM
Man, my g/f get allergy shots every week. they are supposed to build up your immune system to them, and eventually eliminate them. seems like a good idea.

i think the worst thing you can do is take a bunch of medicine for them. that only weakens your immune system and makes your body dependent. not to mention the side effects of some of that crap!

red eyes suck. i get bad bloodshot eyes when going into a store, say walmart or jcpenny. i usually just flush them with water that i put in an eye drop bottle. my g/f is really bad about allergies though, so i feel your pain bro

edit... my chiropractor really really help sinus congestion. i highly recommend chiropractors to help with congestion!

illumina
07-07-04, 12:22 AM
i have god-awfull sinus problems...i just slam a bunch of nasal spray down my nostrils and forget about it for a few hours.:bulging:

Ralph
07-07-04, 04:29 PM
For about a year I was getting the poke tests on my back and arm. I also got shots for allergies but didn't work for me. I was there for a year, but everyone has a different reaction. In many cases the poke tests act like a shot and people can build immunity from these. The poke tests are how they know what you are allergic to because as soon as they put grass extract on my arm it swelled up nice and red!

Rolex
07-07-04, 04:32 PM
Go see the your doctor and have him send you to an allergy specialist
This is probably your best bet. Claritin and Allegra are new H1 histamine blockers, all they really do is treat your symptoms by blocking histamine. Allergic reactions are mediated via IgE (allergy) antibodies...aka a monoclonal antibody response. Your body overreacts to an antigen (polen or whatever) when you breathe it in. The idea behind allergy shots "antigen therapy" is to introduce the antigens you're allergic to into your blood stream which will cause IgG and IgM (blood) antibodies to respond, causing a polyclonal response. The allergy antibodies (IgE) will still respond to the antigen just not as much...so end the end you get fewer symptoms. Once your symptoms are attenuated they are much easier to treat with drugs like Allegra and Claritin, and these drugs are more effective.

Shots start out 2-3 times a week, then once a week, once a month, etc. They do skin tests on the first visit to determine what you're allergic to, and to see if you can even be helped by the shots. The visit to a specialist will at least tell you what you are allergic to, that may help you to avoid getting into crap that makes you have an attack. Hope that helps. Good luck.

Msilva954
07-09-04, 08:29 PM
Talk about all you panzy's.....lol....you guys are allergic to everything....including panzy's..hahaha...man...im happy ive got no "real" alergys...it must suck for u guys.

Rolex
07-11-04, 04:29 PM
Talk about all you panzy's.....lol....you guys are allergic to everything....including panzy's..hahaha...man...im happy ive got no "real" alergys...it must suck for u guys.What the hell do you mean....do you have some "fake" allergies? Explain to me why it is that having seasonal allergies makes anybody a pansy? That must be some new prepubescent teen angst thing I haven't heard yet.

DopeStar 156
07-11-04, 11:17 PM
Talk about all you panzy's.....lol....you guys are allergic to everything....including panzy's..hahaha...man...im happy ive got no "real" alergys...it must suck for u guys.
Oh that's ok. Enjoy it now because you'll prolly fall apart in your old age so HA!!! :want: Youngin! You kids have no respect! LOL!

by the way I'm 18. :p

Msilva954
07-12-04, 09:08 AM
Rolex calm down....you should tell its a joke. Really I dont know how bad it is here in Florida, we do have alot of Everglades and Fires.....but nothing here affects me.....but my moms the one who goes on these sprees of alergys......I went with her all the time when she got those injections...something I never hope to go through.

Rolex
07-12-04, 03:47 PM
something I never hope to go through.Sorry. I too hope you never have to experience it. I wasn't bothered by alergies until age 19 or so....then life got much worse!! Stay in Florida, far away from the midwest pollen and crappy air.

Msilva954
07-12-04, 07:17 PM
Ill be away from that midwest pollen...but crappy air is another thing....Every time I look out my grandparents condo on the 16th floor.....its seems as though there is more and more smog.....it sucks.