Immune to allergy meds?

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Red_34
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   Posted 11/2/2007 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I got a question for y'all......if you are on allergy meds for a long time, do any of you find that after a time they don't seem as effective anymore like you built up a resistance to them?  For example, years ago when I started Allegra - it worked great and then it stopped working so then I tried Clariten.  Same thing, worked great at first but then it seemed to stop working. So then I went back to Allegra and now it doesn't work at all.  Now I have been on Singulair for about a month and at first it was awesome, all my allergy symptoms went away but now I'm finding that they're horrible again after being exposed to a trigger (cutting grass with leaves).  It gets so frustrating to have to deal with these allergies when nothing seems to work right anymore!
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Another Day
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   Posted 11/2/2007 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherry,
 
I have been treated for allergies for at least 25 years and yes, I do find that after a while I will have to change medications.  Uh, your medications can only do so much, I don't think it's meant to work against cutting grass with leaves.  That's just a hunch.
 
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Red_34
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   Posted 11/3/2007 5:17 AM (GMT -7)   
You mean there is no such thing as the SUPER pill??? One that can withstand all allergens in a single bound? Ohhh darn it! :D I know I pushed the Singulair to the limit but I want my sniffle free days back! lol
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Allergies - Singulair, Astelin(got the script - just haven't tried it yet!)
Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
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Notwheezy
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   Posted 11/4/2007 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I was once on all of those Meds. and the same thing happened. Singulair upset my stomach so bad it made my Ulcer bleed. I was then put on Accolate 10mg./day...same thing happened. It's sad to say but the best thing is to try to avoid our triggers when we can. This even happens with Albuterol inhalers. If not used only for rescue, you can become dependant on them and then almost "addicted" to having to use it.

Take Care,
Notwheezy

Another Day
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   Posted 11/5/2007 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherry,
 
I'm with you on the one big old super pill, one big super pill for allergies and asthma.  I know it's a dream world, but no more nebulizers and I could go to my grandchildren's soccer games whenever I wanted to and play outside with them any old day I wanted to.  Oh, how I would love to play in the snow with them and just have the lung capacity to run and play with them.  I'm 56, so they need to work fast on that big old super pill.
 
I used to be so active, played racquetball every day, did aerobics and rode horses.  I didn't appreciate what I had until I lost it.  I still have a lot to be thankful for.  Besides having two beautiful daughters and three adorable grandchildren, I have my wonderful family here.
 
Hugs to all of you!
 
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ChiTex
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   Posted 12/4/2007 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Carla, I know what you mean about not being able to do things with your grandchildren.  I sometimes have to push myself to do anything. Shortness of breath gets in the way of every day normal activities.  When I take Prednizone I can breathe better and get energy back,  plus a new zest for life.  But I don't want to live on it, although it's the only thing that makes me feel normal.  I have a co-worked who has recently acquired the same condition and she's never had asthma before either.  We are both baffled as to what has caused us to be this way.  It's very frustrating because we'll be fine one day & the next, can't do anything and this lasts for days to weeks.  Any advice? 

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   Posted 12/4/2007 11:15 PM (GMT -7)   
It's normal for allergy symptoms to vary from one day to the next (reasons are numerous). Have you tried immunotherapy (allergy shots)? My Brother has seen remarkable help for his chronic allergy symptoms.

Also, has your home or workplace ever had any flooding or do you live in an area with high humidity (most of the USA that is East of the Mississippi River has high humidity, as does parts of the Pacific Northwest)? If so, you may be reacting to mold in the air, so you may need to find a way to reduce exposure to the mold. There are companies who test for mold and repair damage caused by mold.

If you work outdoors, then you might be experiencing varying symptoms as mold and allergen air concentration levels fluctuate. You might want to wear some kind of allergy filtration mask during your most allergic season of the year (i.e., the time when your symptoms are most significant).

Great topic for discussion with your Allergist or whoever treats your Asthma. Take care,
-Razzle
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