Allergic to something!

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 2/20/2007 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Just thought I'd put a post on here. I have an appointment at the Doctor's for this Thursday.
I have basically spent the last 10 years or so pretty much feeling like I had a cold all the time! The main thing is a really runny nose, that requires blowing every minute or so at least. Quite a lot of sneezing. That's about it.
I need to take 2 chlorphenamine tablets a day to keep it manageable. But, I don't like the idea of doing this for the rest of my life (I'm 34).
I thought that I might be lactose intolerant, so about a month ago I dropped milk and went over to soya (and dropped chocolate, custard, milkshake, pretty much everything nice!). I did see an instant improvement, but it seems to have got a bit worse and nearly back to normal all of a sudden. I certainly don't want to give all of these nice things up if I don't need to!
So, I have an appointment to talk about what I can do. I am hoping that the doctor will be able to refer me to someone who can test me, to see what I am allergic to. Is this something that anyone else has been through or am I expecting too much from the doctor?
Also, does anyone have an idea as to whether LONG TERM use of chlorphenamine tablets (like I say, about 2 a day EVERY day), is dangerous. If it isn't, I suppose I can just carry on overdosing on those to make life bearable!
Anyway, thanks for reading my little tale.
Any advise will be much appreciated.

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 2/20/2007 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like it could be an Allergy to something. Or just an irritant in the air. Have you ever had a CT scan of your Sinuses? I use a daily prescription nasal spray, and that works good for nose congestion. It is called Nasonex Nasal Spray.  Sounds like it could be a combination of things. I would definetly go to a specialist ( Allergist) for Allery testing.
Good Luck! Brandi. :-)

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 2/21/2007 5:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Brandi,
Thanks for your thoughts.
Never had a CT scan of my sinuses? I assume this is something that the doctor may be able to put me in for? Have you had one, then?
Does the nasal spray STOP the runny nose problem for you then? Everything I look at seems to be about stopping nasal CONGESTION, but with a runny nose, its sort of the opposite that I want!? I don't know what to think sometimes....

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   Posted 2/26/2007 12:18 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Duncan,

I found out later after having severe shortness of breath and constantly being at my primary doctors office that I was allegic to mold, dust, pollen, and grass. The allergist did skin testing on me and have come down that I am allergic to something in my classroom.

So now I am on Advair 500/50, singular 10 mg, and nexium 40 mg. The allergist thinks I have silent GERD. I would really suggest going to an asthma/allergist specialist. They will be able to help you. I hope you find out soon.


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