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Posted by Karen on September 08, 2000 at 17:16:36:

In Reply to: Re: FEELINGS OF THE FLU FROM ALLERGIES? posted by Ruth on August 29, 2000 at 11:34:10:

I also live in PA, and for the last month, have suffered with cold/bronchitis-like symptoms. A hacking cough, EXTREME fatigue, and constant mucous from my nostrils. It's caused me to take 4 days total off from work, and finally today I saw my doctor. He examined me and pronounced it 'rhinitis'. My lungs are clear, therefore the cough must be coming from drainage. He prescribed Claritan-D and Nasacort AQ. These are medications he had prescribed for me a little more than a year ago. I stopped taking them because I didn't have symptoms, etc. That was foolish of me. Here I am again with the same symptoms. The fatigue and depression this time are what really bothered me. It's reassuring to know that allergy sufferers report the same 'drained feeling' from this condition. Thank you for sharing. And if you're on medications that work...STAY on them. You may not have symptoms, but it's prophylactic and necessary to keep up the dosage.
: I can't help in the sense of suggesting anything to make it go away, but I can tell you I have VERY similar flu-like symptoms whenever seasonal allergies flare up. Right now, where I live(PA) it's the height of the goldenrod blossom and I've felt extremely flu-like for days. I get congested,coughb a great deal, sneeze frequently, have runny eyes but also get an extremely nauseated feeling, along with weakness,excruciating feelings of tiredness, achingmuscles,weepy-ness, etc. - I justfeel sick all over! I'm sorry you experience the same, but I have to admit that I'm glad to run into another allergy sufferer who has the same symptoms I do. It can get downright scary. Good luck, and stay in!


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: : 3 TIMES A WEEK IN THE WINTER I WOULD GET THIS THING WERE I WOULD GET REALLY ITCHY EYES, A SCRATCHY THROAT,
: : CHILLS, A RUNNY NOSE, A HOT FEVERISH FEELING INSIDE AND FEEL SOOO TIRED AND WEAK. IT WOULD LAST
: : SOMETIMES MORE DAYS THEN OTHERS. THEN I WOULD GET SOME DAYS WERE I WOULD BE CONGESTED WITH GREEN MUCOUS AND ITCHY EYES. WHEN SPRING CAME AROUND I JUST WOULD HAVE DAYS WERE I WOULD BE CONGESTED WITH GREEN MUCOUS AND SLEEP WITH CHILLS, ITCHY EYES AND A STUFFED NISE WITH GREEN MUCOUS. I TO AN ALLERGIST AND GOT A CATSCAN OF MY SINUSES. NO ALLERGIC REACTIONS SHOWED UP
: : ON THE SCRATCH TEST SO I WAS TOLD I HAD MINOR ALLERGIES OR WAS ALLERGIC TO SOMETHING ELSE. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE RESPOND TO ME. I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE THAT!!!

: : THANKYOU,
: : BRITTANY
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