How I cured my allergies/asthma. Try and share!

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   Posted 4/15/2013 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Background story (feel free to skip)
Two years ago I was diagnosed with asthma. It was a full-blown full-time disease. I had at least two asthma attacks a day and was completely dependant on my turbuhalers (mostly the recovery one!). I had just "rolled" with it for a long time, trying to make life as less miserable as possible.

Eventually I discovered a link between allergies and asthma. I had visited an allergiest who put me through the regular testing. I reacted to every single "agent". This was incredibly bizarre because I had never suffered from any allergies in the past. Naturally, I was now hooked on antihistamines (which cost a LOT of $), which significantly reduced the number of asthma attacks but never quite cured it. I was still using my inhalers in conjunction to the antihistamines, but it was much better than only using the inhalers. Still, I felt like depending on inhalers and drugs just to live a normal life probably isn't healthy long-term and there had to be a better way...

Pushing further, I got interested in the relationship between allergies and asthma. After trying out some natural proposed cures (nasal irrigation, local honey, vitamin D), I discovered the antihistaminic properties of vitamin C. I had read that vitamin C is nature's antihistamine. My previous readings in the past have always said vitamin C deficiency is extremely rare, so I was never worried about it. Little did I know that the RDA is simply a baseline to prevent scurvy! It does NOT represent our body's true need for vitamin C. This vitamin is a lot more useful than what your regular food guides would tell you, and a lot of research has been done on it by the two-time Nobel prize winner Linus Pauling.

I've been chewing down these 500mg vitamin C supplements like candy over the last ~3-4 months. I haven't taken any antihistamines nor touched my inhalers since. I've been completely free of any asthma symptoms and my quality of life has skyrocketed. I generally eat up to 5,000 mg of vitamin C/day. For those of you worried about "overdosing" on vitamin C, know that any excess vitamin C is flushed down in your urine anyways. I also believe Linus Pauling used to prescribe much larger doses of vitamin C through IV for patients going through chemotherapy.

I am very confident vitamin C is what cured my symptoms. I've been eating a very Ron Swanson-esque diet (meat pretty much every meal, very little fruits/vegetables) for the last few years. I had also quit any sort of juice (I used to chug down orange juice all day. I stopped because of the ridiculously high sugar content, but it *did* at least have vitamin C). My dependence of antihistamines and inhalers *almost* disappeared overnight in relative terms. I can't remember exactly when the vitamin C truly kicked in, but it was within a few days/a week before I realized I didn't need my antihistamines anymore, taking ~3000-5000 mg of vitamin C/day. Fortunately, vitamin C is very cheap and this could mean big savings for those of you who regularly dish out a lot of $ on antihistamines/inhalers.

I hope my story can help anyone living through the nightmare of chronic allergies/asthma like I did and break free from the pharmaceuticals that only treat the symptoms and never the root cause. For me, the root cause was definitely a vitamin C deficiency. I will be posting this everywhere in hopes to raise awareness. If anyone else has similar success stories related to vitamin C treating their allergies/asthma, please post them here or send me an I removed your email for security purposes. I also encourage you to change your screen ID if this is your real name. to build growing evidence on the effectiveness of this vitamin. I truly hope some day we can quit our dependence on drugs that are killing us and revert back to more natural, holistic approach to medicine.

Thank you for reading and please try it and share your experience!

Post Edited By Moderator (Red_34) : 4/15/2013 10:48:28 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/15/2013 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great to hear Christopher! I'll try upping my Vitamin C. I wanted to bring attention to the fact that almost all Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) that is supplied in natural dietary supplements is actually GM ascorbic acid. So if you are concerned with diet, this may be another thing to look into.
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   Posted 4/15/2013 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Vit C is how i weaned myself off of allegra, flonase, and singulair. It took three months to do it but it worked. I would just replace my med doses with vit C instead.
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   Posted 4/26/2013 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had severe allergies all of my life. As a child I had hay fever so bad that my eyes would swell shut and mucus would stream from my nose. I would lie in a darkened room with a cold damp flannel over my face to quell the itching, almost inebriate from antihistamines. Spring was pure misery.

Later I smoked cigarettes for seven years when I was a teenager and into my early twenties. I have been told that these two things are the prime markers for the development of adult onset asthma. That is exactly what I started to get when I reached my early thirties.

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   Posted 7/2/2013 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Just any kind of Vitamin C or is there a better one?
Take no meds at this time. Aleve when I absolutely have to and Flexeril. Seeing a new physician July 10th.

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   Posted 7/15/2013 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Does this go for food allergies as well? Like eggs?
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Post Edited (Deakin) : 7/15/2013 7:51:14 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 8/8/2013 7:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Christopher Mayer for confirming the almost magical efficacy of Vitamin C against allergies. I have had CVA (cough variant asthma) for so many, many years. My niece introduced me to Vitamin C Ascorbate and since then, we were inseparables. I still continue to take it in megadoses, 3000mg to 5000mg everyday. I hope this will be a big help to other asthma sufferers who had been burdened by high cost of pharmaceutical products out there..

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   Posted 11/4/2013 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
myjade_84/ Decoughme /bananagirl / ChristopherMayer. My doctor friend says too much of Vit c intake is not at all good especially with coughs and colds ironically? have you heard of this? :( what is better way to manage allergies and asthma?
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