Posted by TIM
on May 09, 2000 at 22:46:02:
In Reply to: lots of allergy questions.... posted by Michele on May 07, 2000 at 15:41:08:
: I'll try to keep this from getting too long...
: First, are my symptoms likely to be due to allergy? For 2 months I've been experiencing: mild dizzyness (mostly gone now), a burning senstation over my cheekbone and bridge of my nose, pressure in my face (sinuses),, and a sort of spacy feeling. A CT scan of my sinuses revealed inflammation of my sinuses, and no infectin. Doctor diagnosed allergies, and I am now on Allegra, Flonase, Humibid, plus I take Aleve. This did all start about 5 days after the tree pollen started to rise here in North Carolina, so I guess it makes sense that it is allergy. However, I'm not sneezing and my eyes aren't watery. I have only a little bit of congestion, and my nose is only a little bit runny (clear, watery). So, is this allergy?
: Other questions....
: Does anyone know if this is a particularly bad pollen season, particularly here in the middle of North Carolina? I've been living here 3 years, and never experienced this before.
: If I'm suddenly allergic to tree pollen, what are the chances I'll also be allergic to grasses? The tree pollen level is supposedly finally decreasing, but I don't feel any better.
: Can the symptoms get worse around my period? I normally don't have big PMS problems, but have noticed that I seem to have the allergy symptoms worse for a few days before my period (although maybe it's just been that pollen levels have happened to by higher then).
: I'm hoping to get pregnant soon. Will symptoms be worse? Better? I actually know somebody who said that hers were better during pregnancy/nursing. Actually, for the past 2 years I was either pregnant or (just stopping) nursing, so maybe that's why I suddenly got hit this year?
: Am I going to feel like this forever? The hardest part is the spacy feeling...sometimes I feel almost "disconnected" from the world. I have a 2-year old son, and sometimes I just feel so yucky that I don't want to deal with him, and that makes me feel like such a bad mom. Plus, I'm having a lot of anxiety over just feeling so bad for so long. Will I ever by normal again?
: I appreciate VERY MUCH any advice or input anyone can give me!!!! Thanks very much.
Maybe allergies or sinus infection. Try a natural remedy. This may sound silly and be difficult at first but give it a try. In 1 cup of warm water disolve 1 teaspoon of salt. Through one nostril at a time inhale enough salt water to fill that sinus (till its in your throat) and keep it there for 1 minute .Do the other nostril the same way. Try to do this 2 or 3 times a day. This may take some getting used to as your natural reaction will be to cough it out but try your best and you can master this remedy. Good Luck