Honestly? Nope. You can try not opening your windows, cleaning like a fiend, having HEPA filters throughout your house, sniff incence....none of it works for me. Well, the HEPA filters kinda do, but I can't afford the cost of having them all over the place.<br><br><br><br>
Non-addictive nasal sprays is where it's at for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="">
I'm allergic to dust, mold, pollen, cats (so I only have 2), strong scent, tobacco smoke (allergic and asthma - unfortunately my roommates smoke and I have nowhere else to move right now)...<br><br><br><br>
I tried 2 months of no dairy, including by-products, but it didn't make a noticable difference.<br><br><br><br>
Me and my Flonesse are currently having a love affair.
Only with clean, allergen-free humans who leave their clothes at the door...<br><br><br><br>
And you can have all the cybersex you want via the Internet, if that's your thing... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="">
There's some stuff that I take that I get at my HFS. It's sublingual (goes under the tongue) and I'm not sure who makes it because the bottle goes everywhere I go and the lable is worn pretty badely. I was told that as long as there's "X-factors" listed in the active ingredients on the bottle and it was sublingual, it should be fine. I don't know how true that is, but that's what I look for on those rare times when I've had to change brands it always seem to work fine for me.
I'm allergic to many things year-round and have been getting 2 shots a week for the past 2 years. They have helped some, but I still have really bad days. I recently read that drinking iced drinks can make you feel worse on bad days. Instead, the recommendation was to drink something hot, preferably green tea. I have tried it on several occasions (decaffeinated green tea), and I can honestly say I felt some relief. Maybe it will help you, too.
The stuff I use kicks anything and everything. I used to live in Arizona (the land of things blooming and dying - sometimes all at once) and allergies can be a real bear. Even people that claim to have no allergies, develop some nasty ones in Arizona and those that already have allergies have them grow a million fold. I've had shots, taken the meds, tried the over the counter stuff and nothing kicks allergy butttt like my good ol' sublingual. Whatever is trying to affect me, this stuff stops RIGHT NOW and I'm fine.<br><br><br><br>
The other plus of this stuff is that there's no side effects and no reactions meaning, I can take one and drive a car, operate heavy machinery, do anything I want. The only thing I feel is better and I don't even have bad days anymore (this is a large change for someone who used to have nothing *but* bad days).
Epski - don't suffer, buddy. Just go to the HFS and get some sublinguals. I've used dolisis and natra-bio and I've used both the hayfever and allergy formulas. They work. They really, really work and you don't even have to use the nasal sprays. I haven't used mine in years (not since hearing about this stuff) and it's been forever since I've had to have a shot....<br><br><br><br>
You want easy? You can't get easier than this.
Me and Flonase are good friends at this time of year.<br><br><br><br>
I've tried just about every prescription allergy med on that market, and nothing works as well as Seldane used to. Ah, Seldane...if it wasn't for those pesky potential cardiac adverse effects, I'd still be sniffle-free.<br><br><br><br>
I'm not at all allergic to cats or dogs or dust, it's all the outdoor stuff that gets to me.<br><br><br><br>
The Zicam allergy spray really did the trick last spring/summer, but I'm having trouble finding it.
I'm allergic to a kind of plant, but they don't know what kind.<br><br><br><br>
When it starts to act up, I get injections with a antroposofic medicin. It's vegan and not animal tested.<br><br><br><br>
You need a antroposofic doctor to get the stuff and not all insurances pay for it.
Are the sublinguals homeopathic? If so, it is the best way because it triggers your own natural defenses against your allergic reactions. That isn't a good explaination of how it works, but anyway, it is better for you than all those strong meds that leave you feeling like a zombie. I sold herbs for two years and took the company's workshops to learn the scoop on the products. Herbals and homeopathics are the healthy way to go. So much easier on the bod.
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Life2k</i><br><br><b>Are the sublinguals homeopathic? If so, it is the best way because it triggers your own natural defenses against your allergic reactions. That isn't a good explaination of how it works, but anyway, it is better for you than all those strong meds that leave you feeling like a zombie.</b></div>
LOL. I was going to tell you that was a bad explanation (because the allergic reaction <i>is</i> your body's defense), but then you beat me to it! But, yeah, I get your meaning. My meds don't make me drowsy at all, and they do help, but I'm definitely interested in trying the sublingual when I can.
Flonase doesn't knock you out. That's what's so incredible about it. It's also one of the rare nasal sprays (for allergies) that is *not* habit forming.<br><br><br><br>
I have heard people say that it had an anti-depressant effect on them - as in, they couldn't believe how well it worked and felt like they were walking on water for the rest of the day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="">
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