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Wow, last Wednesday I was having my 2nd major allergy attack for the week. I was worried cause I was having some minor surgery done that Friday and didn't want to be sneezing and unable to breathe. My Husband came home and said that he thought I should just quit taking everything. For about 20 years I've been using 3 different brands of nose spray and about 5 different anitihistamines including Benadryl, Astellin and Allegra 180, on a daily basis. I never had a day where I was completely free of my allergic reactions. Blocked nasal passages, sneezing, sinus pain etc. I listened to what he had to say and thought to myself, well, I couldn't possibly feel any worse. I quit that night, I have never felt better, I can breathe through my nose(slightly stuffy sometimes). Last night, I started sneezing, I thought well, here we go again. I blew my nose a couple of times and everything was fine. I'm telling you, I just don't get it. Do you suppose that antihistamines can cause a catch 22, the more you take them the more you need them? I am soooo happy that I tried giving it all up and I will never take anything again! I can actually breathe through my nose! I'm not tired during the day!! It has been 5 whole days.
no, i never went thru the shots. right before i quit all my meds, i was talking to a guy that takes allegra 180 and astellin and had been getting the shots for years. he said he still had allergies. started me thinking, then why bother doing it? i thought to myself, he's probably afraid it would be worse if he stopped. that's how i was, afraid to stop taking my meds. i was reading on the internet about histamine and how to reduce it naturally, and came across some interesting info, like, you need some histamine in your system. so i thought maybe the more antihistamine i take the more histamine my body is going to make until everything is totally out of control. well, you wouldn't have believed the garbage bag full of expensive meds that i threw away about 2 weeks ago, i will never touch the stuff again. i will just suffer thru any colds or flu with a stuffy nose like my husband does. i hope you all give it a try and wish you the best. i'm sure the nose spray and med companies don't want us to stop.
Quote from palominogirl:
no, i never went thru the shots. right before i quit all my meds, i was talking to a guy that takes allegra 180 and astellin and had been getting the shots for years. he said he still had allergies. started me thinking, then why bother doing it? i thought to myself, he's probably afraid it would be worse if he stopped. that's how i was, afraid to stop taking my meds. i was reading on the internet about histamine and how to reduce it naturally, and came across some interesting info, like, you need some histamine in your system. so i thought maybe the more antihistamine i take the more histamine my body is going to make until everything is totally out of control. well, you wouldn't have believed the garbage bag full of expensive meds that i threw away about 2 weeks ago, i will never touch the stuff again. i will just suffer thru any colds or flu with a stuffy nose like my husband does. i hope you all give it a try and wish you the best. i'm sure the nose spray and med companies don't want us to stop.



Allergies can come and go for unknown reasons. Yours went away and are lucky. Stopping all medications will not work for everyone. Remember that Allergies came first and then came the drugs.

Just because conventional treatments may not work, it does not mean that we should buy into 'junk science'.