allergy season is here

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kanani
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   Posted 3/9/2007 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh my gosh...my allegies are through the roof, I would like to lay down and sleep away the season. I'm on astelin, flonase, allegra-D and Zyrtec 10 mgs and still no relief in sight.

I had heard that I could possibly get a prednisone/cortisone shot and that would help me a bunch. Has anyone else done this? I am truly desperate. I had all the allergy test done last year and my tree allergies are really bad which is what is popping right now here in NC. I can't afford to miss anymore work and all this medication is making me tired and very thirsty.

I am also taking benedryl at night and my asthma is acting up, coughing up green phlegm every morning.

Thanks in advance.

Tiercy

Red_34
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   Posted 3/10/2007 7:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Boy! I sounds like your a mess! :( Where I live, the trees haven't started budding yet (we still have snow!) but I am just dreading the time when it comes. I have no advice other to ask your doc about the shots - have you tried allergy shots yet? Hang in there hun, Spring is only a few short months though I know it may not feel like it!
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kanani
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   Posted 3/10/2007 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm kinda weary about the allergy shots. They are expensive and I've done some research and they only help 35% of the people. Most of them have to either continue getting them or their allergies return and are worse within a few years after stopping the shots.

My immunologist isn't real keen on them so I don't know, I suppose everyone will have their own opinion and experience. I had them in Ohio for ragweed but I moved before I ever found out if they worked and there is very little ragweed here in the city.

I have read about the cortisone shot and it sounds like it would certainly help me. I wanted to know what other people experiences were if they had gotten it.

Unfortunatley trees are only the beginning...then grass and weeds...ragweed, mold (from rotting leaves). If it pops or blooms, my body hates it. It's never ending from now until next winter. uuuggghhhh.

Thanks for your advice sherry. you are such a sweetie!

Red_34
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   Posted 3/11/2007 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I say that if you think the cortisone shots may help your allergies then you should definately run it by your doctor and see what they say. It would be awesome if you could be allergy symptom free!
@--->--Sherry--<---@
~Uc(Left-sided) since 1992 - Meds - Colazal, 6MP, Biotin, Forvia (In Remission?)~
~Allergic to Asacol and Rowasa - causes severe intestinal pain~
~Secondary Raynauds Syndrome since 2004-Meds-Norvasc..Fibromyalgia since 2006, Acid Reflux - Prilosec OTC~
~~Help others such as yourself by donating to Healingwell, every penny counts!~~
@--->--Co-mod for Ulcerative Colitis...Moderator for Allergies/Asthma--<---@
 

 
 


Tamia1973
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   Posted 3/22/2007 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I just moved from Seattle to Atlanta this month and have been sick since moving here. Yesterday I could hardly breath and and had uncontrolably coughing. I do not have a history of asthma and the Dr diagnosed me with it yesterday along with alergies and a viral infection. He treated me with a nebulizer and I continued to get worse, then he gave me a shot of cortisone and two more breathing treatments while deciding if I should be hospitalized. Eventually the wheezing went away but not the coughing. A few hours later the coughing subsided alot, and I got my first nights sleep with the help of predinisone and a cough syup that I cant rememebre the name of.

Today I feel I can breath but feel very tired.

bottom line- YES TO THE CORTISONE! I may not be feeling 100% btu I am nto fighting for air.
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