Seasonal allergies no antihystemines

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   Posted 6/28/2008 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I am usually over on the arthritis forum but thought I would pop over here for an opinion.  I have largely given up on receiving treatment for my seasonal allergies because I can not tolerate antihystimes-none of them have tried everything from Benedryl to Allega.  I start seeing a new PCP next week and thought I would try again.
I have seen the singulair commercials and as its not an antihystemin I was thinking that might be a good place to start.  Have any of you had good results? Do you have side effects from it?
I do use Flonase which helps some for the nose but leaves me with chest congestion and coughing.
Anyway, thank you in advance for any help, advice, suggestions.

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   Posted 6/28/2008 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you interested in taking an herb that may help both your allergies and your arthritis? Nettle Leaves have anti-allergy properties, and also help joint pain, and also are good for Asthma/chest congestion! I've seen it work myself ~ had horrible joint pain from Lyme Disease and the Nettle Leaves cleared up the pain in only a few hours within my first dose (600mg), and helped reduce the congestion in my sinuses too.  The book I have suggests 1200mg/day for joint pain.

I hope this helps - take care,

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   Posted 6/28/2008 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I took a product for a long time called D-Hist. It is a natural anti histamine decongestant made by the company orthomolecular. It helped me a lot. All the same benefits as something like claratin d but with no side effects. It has vit c, bromelain, quercitin, stinging nettles and n-acetly-cysteine in it. Not only did it help my allergy symptoms, but it helped make them less over time.

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   Posted 6/28/2008 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the replies, I will look up the nettle leaves it sounds interesting. I am afaid the natural antihistamine won't work for me because I have a metabolic disorder that causes the side effects from the antihistamine it isn't normal drugh effects but thank you for the information.

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   Posted 6/28/2008 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I know this is off topic, but I'm wondering if the nettle leaves would help with the pain from fibromyalgia.  If so, do you buy it at a health food store?

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