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Old 07-06-2008, 04:22 PM   #1
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Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis+ remedies

HI all i am new on here im a 36 year old male and suffer the dreaded rhinitis problem. The real problem at the moment im struggling to cope with it. My sympoms include slight dizziness on initial reaction, total congestion to the nose and my chest goes tight at times through the drip of mucas. As well as headaches and temperature. Unfortunately this has brought on anxiety attacks; when my head congests or my chest begins to tighten, i feel like im going to pass out sometimes, hence the anxiety attack. My doctor put me on beconase which ive been taking for 4 weeks, twice a day. To be honest i dont feel better, in fact feel worse! Can anyone realte to these symptoms and what are you taking for them? Thank you.

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Old 07-06-2008, 05:38 PM   #2
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Re: Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis+ remedies

Richard - sorry to hear that you're struggling so much. What other medications are you taking for your allergies? You should definitely be on an antihistamine every day. Claritin (loratadine) and Zyrtec (cetirizine) are both available in the U.S. without a prescription - if you can get them in the U.K. I'd recommend taking one every day. For the congestion, you can take pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) - you probably don't need it all the time but can take it when you start to get congested.

The other thing that really helps is saline irrigation using a neti pot or SinusRinse bottle - it can help relieve the allergy symptoms and can help clear away some of the mucus as well.

 
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:19 PM   #3
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Re: Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis+ remedies

hi and thank you for your reply.
I have just, today, started on clarityn anti histamines.Im really hoping these work. In UK they are £4.55 for 7 only! My chemist recommended them. For the last 3 days ive really had a bad headache with the feeling of a very warm head, and when i breath down my nostrils its very warm. I just want to know that i am not on my own with these horrid symptoms. I have to try control my anxiety attacks myself, unless someone can recommend a drug for it? Thanks.

 
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Re: Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis+ remedies

Richard-

That's pretty pricey for Claritin - you might consider looking for a mail order drugstore in the U.S. or Canada - I looked at one that had 30 tablets of Loratadine (the generic form of Claritin) for €6.46 EUR. I'm not sure if there are shipping restrictions getting them to the U.K. but there are much less expensive options out there.

 
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Re: Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis+ remedies

You can also check e-bay for Claritin.
Sometimes it on there very reasonably priced.
Good luck.
Robin

 
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