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Posted by P-latex2JUNO.COM on March 08, 2000 at 12:15:00:

In Reply to: Need Some Advice - This is my first posting on this board. posted by Gayle on March 06, 2000 at 13:45:28:


: Hi all...

: I am a 36 year old female...and up until 5 years ago I never had any symptoms of allergies. In fact I used to be a heavy smoker but quit two years ago. I have been suffering from a SEVERE stuffed up nose for about 5 years now...my Doctor said it was because I moved from Lake Superior region (quite cold there, not much grows such as pollen,etc.) to the breadbasket of America area...North Dakota. Anyway, she prescribed Clariton D which worked wonders for about 9 months. Then she switched me to plain Clariton...that worked ok for a few months...but now neither works at all. I am stuffed up about 90% of the time...people tease me because I talk funny...like I am plugging my nose. I LIVE on Benydryl...I take about 3-4 Benydryl tabs every 3-4 hours round the clock. (I wake up at night and feel like I'm choking...so I take more Benydryl). The Benydryl does help a little bit...but only lasts 1-2 hours at best. My doctor has basically told me that I have to live with this...does not feel that I am allergic to anything in particular. But she has never done any tests on me. My husband wants me to go to an allergist, but I am a bit apprehensive, especially after reading scarey postings about shots, etc. If anyone can give me some advice I would really appreciate it. Thanks.
I CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR ARE GOING THROUGH IF YOU DECIDE TO BE TESTED BE TESTED FOR LATEX FIRST. I KNOW THIS SEEM SILLY YOU DO NOT WORK WITH IS BUT IT IS THE NEW ALLERGY AND IF YOU HAVE THIS LLERGY THEN YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO ABOUT 40,000 THINGS. WHEN YOU MOVED MAYBE YOU REPAINTED AND CARPETED EVERYTHING OR USED GLUE FOR SOME FLOORING
THIS COULD BE YOUR PROBLEM. UNTIL THEN GET SOME DEAD SEA BATH SALTS LAY IN THE TUB FOR 45 MIN KEEP DIPPING YOUR HEAD IN THE WATER. GET SOME SALINE SOULTION FOR THE NOISE AND USE THIS ACCORDING TO DIRECTION AND FIND A HEALTH STORE OR AND ALTERNATIVE DOCOTOR TO SEE WHAT YOU CAN USE TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTOM. I HOPE YOU DO NOT HAVE A LATEX ALLERGY BUT IF YOU DO I AM HEAR FOR YOU FOR SUPPORT MARGUERITE

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