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post #16 of 24

I like reactine extra strength, have to take one every day :(

post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by dirkpitt45 View Post

I like reactine extra strength, have to take one every day :(

I just realized that Reactine has the same active ingredient as Zyrtec. Guess I don't need to stock up on Zyrtec when I go on vacations any more.

post #18 of 24

It's entirely dependant on the person, I have beconase nasal spray + an antihistamine, which works great.

post #19 of 24
Forgot to mention that cutting dairy out of my diet had unexpected effects. I used to drink a lot of milk and ate a lot of dairy products. I still have a little cheese now and then, but haven't had a glass of milk since '08 or so. This was part of a diet (that I'm sticking to) that stripped off a good 100 lbs. and am still keeping off.

Sorry if this is gross, but dairy produced a lot of mucus. Without that, my allergies got significantly better. They're about 25% of what they used to be.

I'd go through at least 1/2 a gallon of milk a day, but replaced it with filtered water and a calcium supplement. Without the dairy, I used to have one nasal passage clogged at any time, but completely cleared up with no dairy and the weight loss.

I don't have any scientific studies to support this (haven't looked) but this was an unexpected benefit of my quest to delete unnecessary calories. Maybe it would work for you, too. (The weight loss was wonderful - at 38 I feel better than I did in high school.)
post #20 of 24
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I ended up getting Allegra 24 hour since walmart here on campus didn't have the 12hr version. That doesn't matter though because I don't feel drowsy/tired at all. Just dry mouth, a really dehydrated after I take it. Also got Zaditor eye drops which is every 12 hours. This combination completely topped my original Nasonex nasal spray and Optivar eye drop combination.

 

It's like allergies is non-existent now :D love it.

 

Thanks for all the help and input on your personal experiences!

post #21 of 24

Yea, Allegra worked best for me as far as over the counter meds are concerned. Definitely need to keep hydrated.

post #22 of 24

I had been snoring all the time even during summer and I felt my nose was wet and tickled me all the time. I tried everything to stop that instantly snoring problem when I took only one 30mg Allegra pill it just stopped. I didn't snore or sniff a whole day, and before that, a day without sniffing would be a miracle. I didn't even have to wait one hour it just work direct!

post #23 of 24
Asians often wear those white surgeon-type masks. I find them to be incredibly effective. Inexpensive and no side effects I have heard of.

Some may argue there are downsides such as bypassing the medical community, bypassing the medical insurance system, and bypassing the pharma value chains.

Some with eye irritation use special clear glasses with sides that limit the amount of air that can interact with the eyes.
post #24 of 24

When I was young I had allergy shots 2 days a week to try and keep things under control, but 5mg of Zyrtec daily does the job nowadays.  Allegra never did much for me, same with Claritin.  I still have occasional "sinus attacks" that last a couple of weeks at a time (mostly in the spring and fall) but nothing too bad.

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