Thanks for responding. I am not for sure what the allergy doctor called what I have. Just that my immune system doesn't make the anti-bodies it should to fight off the problems. Great, huh? I have tried everything prescribed. I have had clartin (when prescribed not otc), allegra, allegra-d, flonase, zrytec (when prescribed not otc), singulair, rhino stuff (can't remember name). I haven't tried Astelin. Is that a new one? I asked my doctor about
a month or so ago about
any new meds out and he said no. It was my regular doc though. I don't see the allergist anymore. All she wanted to do was make me take antibiotics forever (reg doc said that it would just make me immune to them if I take them forever). She wanted to do the IVG (interavenous stuff) and that is just too expensive for me. My insurance will pay for all of it after the first $2000 but I can't do the first $2000. I'm on a fixed income (disability). Sooooo, I just take stuff (benadryl,sudafed,antibiotics) when it gets too much and live with it. :)
Hi, welcome to HW :) Hmm seems you're in a pickle for sure! But it seems that your body is confused lol. I was under the impression that allergies were immune based meaning that your body mistakes the allergen for a foreign invader causing the normal symptoms - sneezing, congestion, itchy/watery eyes etc. But if you have an immune deficiency, wouldn't that make the allergies better? I'm just wondering aloud here :) What about prescription allergy meds? Have you tried Singulair yet? I can't take normal prescription or even otc decongestents because they make my heart race so I'm stuck with Allegra for the time being. I'm thinking of switching to Zyrtec though. I'm also on Singulair which has helped me tremendously with my allergy symptoms. What about nasal allergy meds such as Astelin?