My stubborn daughter

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Red_34
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23549
   Posted 5/13/2011 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
My daughter is going to be 16 this year so it's not like I can hold her down to take her allergy meds! She goes every two weeks for allergy injections and they seem to work but this spring the pollen and mold are very high. She is miserable and is getting by on Benedryl. But for some reason, she HATES allergy meds such as Zyrtec and Allegra. Oh and if it's a nasal spray, forget it! She digs in her feet all the more. When her allergies get really bad, she has a lymph node under her jaw that swells. I've tried talking sense into her but she refuses to take meds. She says that Allegra is hard for her to swallow and Zyrtec makes her groggy the next day. Clariten does absolutely nothing for her.

Anyone else have a stubborn kid???? Is there anything natural that would help her? My SIL mentioned raw honey but my daughter shied away from that idea because my SIL made the mention that it tastes horrible.
SHERRY
Moderator-Allergies/Asthma and Alzheimer's, Co-moderator-UC
~Left sided Uc-'92**Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines**
Colazal(9 daily)/6mp(50mgs)/Bentyl-Prilosec~allergies-Singulair/Zyrtec~Reynauds~OA-Tylonel Arthritis~Scoliosis~Sacroilitis~Dry eye-Restasis~GAD-Klonopin (.25mgs)~Rosacea-Metrogel/Elidel~IBS~Diverticulosis~Fibromyalgia

Deb25
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 319
   Posted 5/13/2011 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a stubborn daughter too...her issues are intolerance to certain foods.
 
As for the honey, it must be honey made locally, to help with allergies.  Does she like tea?  A friend told me you make a paste of honey and cinnamon, put it in and the tea and it's delicious.

Red_34
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23549
   Posted 5/14/2011 5:53 AM (GMT -7)   
She's not a real big tea person but she doesn't mind it. I might give that a go....now! To see if I can find any local honey! :) Thanks Deb.
SHERRY
Moderator-Allergies/Asthma and Alzheimer's, Co-moderator-UC
~Left sided Uc-'92**Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines**
Colazal(9 daily)/6mp(50mgs)/Bentyl-Prilosec~allergies-Singulair/Zyrtec~Reynauds~OA-Tylonel Arthritis~Scoliosis~Sacroilitis~Dry eye-Restasis~GAD-Klonopin (.25mgs)~Rosacea-Metrogel/Elidel~IBS~Diverticulosis~Fibromyalgia

notsosicklygirl
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 15381
   Posted 5/14/2011 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherry - Perhaps I am a stubborn person as well. I have been told so many times that I need to take an allergy pill daily and I just ignore the advice. It would probably help me quite a bit since my sinuses are always so congested but honestly, I am too cheap and broke to buy claritin or allegra. Sad, huh? I'd rather be stuffed up and miserable than spend $20. It would be fine if it were $20 once but every month?? I already spend so much on medication. Even with insurance, I think I've spent $1000 this year. :( Maybe I will buy a pack and give it a try, if it really helps, the $20 won't seem like such a loss.
 
I eat raw honey and I haven't noticed it helping my symptoms. Perhaps I will try some in my tea tonight and I will let you know if I see any improvement. Have you ever tried to get her to use a netti pot? Everyone tells me those can really help. It looks uncomfortable to me.
 
oh and raw honey tastes REALLY good! Your SIL lied!
Co-moderator: Ulcerative Colitis
Diagnosed with Pancolitis & Migraines. Battling Extreme Exhaustion | Past Meds: Prednisone + Cortifoam + Asacol (3600) + Canasa + Rowasa + 6mp + Allopurinol
Currently: Asacol (3200mg) + Canasa + Rowasa

couchtater
Elite Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 5/14/2011 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
You could try generic zyrtec sold by walmart. I pay $23 for three months worth.
Joy

notsosicklygirl
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 15381
   Posted 5/14/2011 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the info couch. That sounds like it's worth a shot.
 
You just motivated me to do a search. Is this the same?
 
I wonder if I can get this at the drugstore for reasonable cost. Walmart is a bit of a hike from here.
Co-moderator: Ulcerative Colitis
Diagnosed with Pancolitis & Migraines. Battling Extreme Exhaustion | Past Meds: Prednisone + Cortifoam + Asacol (3600) + Canasa + Rowasa + 6mp + Allopurinol
Currently: Asacol (3200mg) + Canasa + Rowasa

Deb25
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 319
   Posted 5/15/2011 2:30 AM (GMT -7)   
The honey must be local in your area, can't be just any honey. The local honey covers your local allergens.
Gluten Intolerant, Small Fiber Sensory Polyneuropathy, Gluten Ataxia, Sleep Apnea, CFS, Raynauds, Hypothyroid, Fibromyalgia

couchtater
Elite Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 5/15/2011 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, one and the same. Nice price, too!
Joy
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, December 11, 2017 8:33 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,903,950 posts in 318,703 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 158112 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, hanna31.
319 Guest(s), 6 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
cmfdrama, Almost a 10, blksteeda, Jamtland, mike950, AZ Guy