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Old 06-27-2008, 12:34 AM   #1
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I am at the end of my rope...

I am at the end of my rope...as are my spouse and friends. No one is even bothered by my constant sniffing, nose blowing, nose bleeds, and complaining. In January, we walked in the house and i came unglued. Started successive sneezing (never done that before). My face swelled up and for weeks I couldn't get off the couch. I gave in and went to doctor. She said, inside of nose was pale and swollen. Allergies. Put me on zyrtec, singulair and flonase. Saw a bit of improvement. Still getting "attacks". I can feel em coming. Face starts burning, eyes sting, nose runs profusely, head pounds.

The thing is that I have never had allergies. I dealt with it a bit longer and went to allergist. Tests showed I am allergic to EVERYTHING. My dogs (that i have had for 4 years before the onset of allergies), the grass in my front yard, the three most common trees in the area, i tested at a 7 or above for like 28 items. WHAT THE HELL!!!

The allergist put me on veramyst instead and told me to stop the singulair. I have allergy proofed the bedroom with the best money can buy. i feel so much better when I am away from home. The attacks are mostly in the evenings.

Anyone recognize this story? Anyone taking meds that are working? I use my neti pot religiously, but it is only temporary. I just want to chop my head off and toss it in the yard. Ok, I am gonna go lay with an ice pack. Will take any advice, co-miseration, or suggestions. I need help now...not 5 years from now like the shots. Thanks!!

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Old 06-27-2008, 05:17 AM   #2
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Re: I am at the end of my rope...

Just to make sure that I understand, do the attacks only happen when you're at home? It seems unlikely in Tucson, but have you had your home tested for Mold?

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Old 06-27-2008, 05:52 AM   #3
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Re: I am at the end of my rope...

It would appear to me to be something that you don't come in contact with elsewhere. By process of elimination of the 28 allergens you should be able to determine which one/ones those are.

You don't mention allergy shots. Are you not considering them? Or are you waiting till late fall to start them? I truly recommend them.

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Old 06-27-2008, 06:53 AM   #4
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Re: I am at the end of my rope...

I feel 4 u just been tested and come up with loads of allergies wheat, cheese, chocolate!, pasta, white rice, tomatoes, onions, nuts,salt, MSG,dust, animal coats, nicotine, cut flowers, house plants, grass 2 name a small few. Only up side not allergic to alcohol!
I never thought of asking GP about the problems, just had accident and sprayed eye with airfresh and its going nuts!
Would definitely look into allergy shots if I were u or see what other options r. TC hope u get some answers. :-)

 
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Re: I am at the end of my rope...

When my allergies get bad and I look like the city drunk with swollen eyes and my sinuses are bothering me-even though the tests say the sinuses are clear-I go to the acupuncturist and walk out feeling much better. Give it a shot, if you can afford it. I am not sold on any allergy medication. Was on injections for well over 15 to 20 years only to find out I did not have the type of allergy the dr. said I have!!

 
Old 07-09-2008, 02:24 AM   #6
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Re: I am at the end of my rope...

Thanks for that, didn't think of accupuncture I must admit. You aren't taking herbs etc. Just have accupunture? Appreciate the tip.

 
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