Allergies/Post Nasal Drip

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flagg79
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   Posted 8/17/2005 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had an annoying cough for the longest. Went to every doctor and had a bunch of tests done from asthma to GERD. All negative. Found it it was like a combo of allergies and post nasal drip. Went on Zyrtec and it helped. That was a year ago. Now, I think the Zyrtec isnt working. 2 months ago, I added Singulair to my meds. I also added Flonase, Astelin, Nasonex and Rhinocort. Helped a little. But I still feel the need to cough throughout the day to clear some mucus or sometimes it clears nothing yet I still have the urge to cough----althouh not nearly as often as I did! Could the Zyrtec have no effect anymore since I have been taking it everyday for a year? What other allergy meds and nasal sprays would be right to fight the PND and allergies? Thank you for any help.

I am also a year into allergy shots...who knows if they are even working. lol

Teri16
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   Posted 8/17/2005 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello and Welcome Flagg79!! tongue

Gosh, that sounds really miserable to have gone this long with no relief and trying all these different remedies!  (I am assuming you just used them one at a time and not together :) ). 

Re the Zyrtec, I'm not a pharmacist or MD, however, I know that at times, people have said that they've seemed to get used to the medication and felt that it was not working...my daughter has taken Zyrtec 10 mg. every night along with Flonase nasal inhalor for at least 2 yrs. or more and it still works for her.  I hope that continues!!

I'm glad you are at least trying the allergy shots!  My son had great success with them - though it is something that you have to continue.

Perhaps some others will come along and add their thoughts to help you!

Hugs and best wishes, Teri tongue


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flagg79
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   Posted 8/17/2005 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi thanks for your reply..and I am taking all that together..Zyrtec, Singulair, Nasonex, Flonase, Rhinocort, Astellin..seems to be working but I just cant get rid of this PND all the way. Maybe switching from Zrtec to something else is the key....

Teri16
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   Posted 8/17/2005 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   

Well, that sure is a lot of medications that you are taking, Flagg!  As it doesn't seem to be working for you, have you discussed this with your Dr.?  What does he/or she think?  I know it does take a while for the injections to help, but I would encourage you to continue trying that route.  Hopefully, you will get some relief with that!  In the meantime, discuss your thoughts with your Dr. and keep me posted!

Best wishes and hugs, Teri tongue


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