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I went to see my doctor today with what I though was the flu. My head is all stocked up, ears just wont pop, runny nose, sore face/head etc. She told me I didn't have the flu, I had allergies, 2 ear infections and fluid behind my ears (from the allergies). She had started me on allegra 10 days ago for vertigo, which she thinks is associated with allergies, but I've never in all my life had allergy symptoms, ever. Why now, and why now Im on the Allegra for 10 days. Does it not work??? Please advise me. Im really miserable. I made an apt to see an allergist on Friday, but I have to be off the allegra for 72 hours before they can do testing.
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I went to see my doctor today with what I though was the flu. My head is all stocked up, ears just wont pop, runny nose, sore face/head etc. She told me I didn't have the flu, I had allergies, 2 ear infections and fluid behind my ears (from the allergies). She had started me on allegra 10 days ago for vertigo, which she thinks is associated with allergies, but I've never in all my life had allergy symptoms, ever. Why now, and why now Im on the Allegra for 10 days. Does it not work??? Please advise me. Im really miserable. I made an apt to see an allergist on Friday, but I have to be off the allegra for 72 hours before they can do testing.


Hi, ahall. I'm having some of the same symptoms. Vertigo is no fun. I have known allergies and have taken Allegra for months. I found that unlike Benadryl, or similar, it can take a few days to notice a difference. Does your face ache behind your cheek bones, and even behind your eyebrows? If so, you might have some sinus related issues. For me, sinus and allergy go hand-in-hand. The allergist is an excellent place to start. He/She will be able to identify what's causing the allergic reaction, and get you on a treatment program that will help you feel "good" again.

I use a simple saline nasal spray (can be purchased at any pharmacy) several times a day - really helps at times. I also use warm, moist heat (like a hot wash cloth) on my face. This also helps me quite a bit. Hang in there.
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Thank you for your response. My allergy doctor called me today and asked if I wanted to come in sooner (today at 2pm) because Im so miserable. I've never felt so miserable in my life. I feel like my head is going to explode with the pressure and Im deaf from the congestion. I dont know if they can do the allergy test though because I last took allergra yesterday morning at 6am, its only been less then 48 hours, and yes, my face does hurt. I thought first I was getting some kind of abcess it, however, after prodding and poking I found its behind my cheeks!!![/QUOTE

Hi again, Ahall. As I told you before it sounds like allergies to me. I am having a horrible problem with mine right now and the doctor had to put me on steroids to take the pressure off my ears and face. Mine felt like yours do and I had fluid on my ears as well. It is miserable. Even just taking the Allegra D wasn't enough. Let us know how your allergy testing went. Good luck!