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Mary Matthews
10-Jul-2007, 02:32 PM
Just whining a bit....I've had non-stop sneezing and congestion since May!
Benedryl seems to be the only thing that works now...Claritin stopped
working. Has anyone had any luck with Alavert?

Normally my allergies ease up after the dogwoods are done blooming, but not
this year. Actually I feel sorriest for my hubby and my co-workers who are
stuck hearing me honk my nose all day. (If I was courteous and went to the
bathroom whenever I have to blow, I'd be in there all day!).

Anyone else having such a tough year?

Jay Calderwood
10-Jul-2007, 02:40 PM
Mary,

> Anyone else having such a tough year?

I tried many many new types of drugs to combat my allergies... It seems
I'm not the only one with allergies... Wyatt has them and Cute lil 3
month old Helena has em too....

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because this is what I always have wanted.
I need to remove those cancerous people from my life to keep what I
have, and I will. I'm tired of all
the backstabbing and deceit. This is my world, I created it, now it is
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naomi37
10-Jul-2007, 03:18 PM
Mary, I have used Yamoa for a couple of years for my seasonal allergies.
It's really miraculous for me - complete relief and no side effects.
They say you should take it for at least a couple weeks before it's
effective, so I start taking it in July because my sneezes are worst in
August.

Here's where I've bought it, but there are probably other sources:
'Ajebine™. Yamoa™'s replacement'
(http://www.ojibwatea.com/africanbotanical_yamoa.htm)

Mary Wood


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Lance Reynolds
10-Jul-2007, 03:24 PM
Don't feel like the Lone Ranger...I'm right there with you. I've never
had any luck with Alavert and Claritin-D is what's working for
me(somewhat) right now. Have you tried that?

Mary Matthews wrote:
> Just whining a bit....I've had non-stop sneezing and congestion since May!
> Benedryl seems to be the only thing that works now...Claritin stopped
> working. Has anyone had any luck with Alavert?
>
> Normally my allergies ease up after the dogwoods are done blooming, but not
> this year. Actually I feel sorriest for my hubby and my co-workers who are
> stuck hearing me honk my nose all day. (If I was courteous and went to the
> bathroom whenever I have to blow, I'd be in there all day!).
>
> Anyone else having such a tough year?

Mary Matthews
10-Jul-2007, 03:49 PM
Claritin-D used to work for me, but it's stopped now. The funny thing is
when I was a teenager and my mom knew a Shaklee rep, the Alfalfa tablets
worked great for my allergies - and Alfalfa is one of the many plants I'm
allergic to. Go figure!

Mary Matthews
10-Jul-2007, 03:49 PM
Thanks, I'll have to try that!

Jim Henderson
10-Jul-2007, 04:23 PM
On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 13:32:31 +0000, Mary Matthews wrote:

> Anyone else having such a tough year?

Yes! It's bad enough that I'm going to see an allergist on Friday. I've
been pretty much consistently congested for the past 4 months, and I've
had a very bad time with my eyes being itchy - right now it's really bad,
in fact.

I can't take benedryl until after Friday now. :-(

Jim

Mary Matthews
10-Jul-2007, 04:30 PM
Man, and I thought I had it bad...at least my eyes don't itch. My stinkin'
HMO doesn't cover allergists...

Jim Henderson
10-Jul-2007, 06:02 PM
On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 15:30:37 +0000, Mary Matthews wrote:

> Man, and I thought I had it bad...at least my eyes don't itch. My
> stinkin' HMO doesn't cover allergists...

My eyes occasionally get a pretty bad rash of sorts - have to use a
cortizone cream to deal with it.

Jim

Lance Reynolds
10-Jul-2007, 07:05 PM
That's evidently the theory behind allergy shots: they inject you with
the stuff you're allergic to so your body builds an immunity. I'm due
for one today and I can't wait!

tdstr
10-Jul-2007, 07:12 PM
Lance Reynolds wrote:
> That's evidently the theory behind allergy shots: they inject you with
> the stuff you're allergic to so your body builds an immunity. I'm due
> for one today and I can't wait!

Isn't that the same principal as a flu shot?

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Jim Henderson
10-Jul-2007, 07:48 PM
On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 18:12:16 +0000, tdstr wrote:

> Lance Reynolds wrote:
>> That's evidently the theory behind allergy shots: they inject you with
>> the stuff you're allergic to so your body builds an immunity. I'm due
>> for one today and I can't wait!
>
> Isn't that the same principal as a flu shot?

Pretty much any sort of inoculation...

Jim

tdstr
10-Jul-2007, 08:08 PM
Jim Henderson wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 18:12:16 +0000, tdstr wrote:
>
>> Lance Reynolds wrote:
>>> That's evidently the theory behind allergy shots: they inject you with
>>> the stuff you're allergic to so your body builds an immunity. I'm due
>>> for one today and I can't wait!
>> Isn't that the same principal as a flu shot?
>
> Pretty much any sort of inoculation...
>

Makes sense. I never had a flu shot, never had the flu.

Ted Novak
TRA#5512
IEAS#75

Craig
10-Jul-2007, 11:54 PM
Actually, no. Allergies are your body already "knowing the enemy" and
overreacting to it. Vaccination triggers immune senstivity.


"Jim Henderson" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 18:12:16 +0000, tdstr wrote:
>
>> Lance Reynolds wrote:
>>> That's evidently the theory behind allergy shots: they inject you with
>>> the stuff you're allergic to so your body builds an immunity. I'm due
>>> for one today and I can't wait!
>>
>> Isn't that the same principal as a flu shot?
>
> Pretty much any sort of inoculation...
>
> Jim

Jim Henderson
11-Jul-2007, 12:04 AM
On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 22:54:31 +0000, Craig wrote:

> Actually, no. Allergies are your body already "knowing the enemy" and
> overreacting to it. Vaccination triggers immune senstivity.

Oh, right, I got confused. :-)

Jim

Craig
11-Jul-2007, 12:14 AM
I alway forget too, they seem the same at first.
"Jim Henderson" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 22:54:31 +0000, Craig wrote:
>
>> Actually, no. Allergies are your body already "knowing the enemy" and
>> overreacting to it. Vaccination triggers immune senstivity.
>
> Oh, right, I got confused. :-)
>
> Jim