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Allergies board


and i thought i was all alone in MY misery. yup!! it's some sort of allergy alrigth!! same here: runny / stuffy nose, post-nasal drip, sometimes sore throat, sometimes sneezing with watery eyes (especially when i clean, so i know it's the dust), stuffy head, clearing of the throat a lot--all of these symptoms last ALL of the time, regardless of the seasons... so, when i went to my gp last week for something completely unrelated, i told her just what i wrote above. she immediately said it was allergy related. (while waiting in the office, i was also reading one of those magazines, and there was a small article on rhinitis; well, i diagnosed myself even before she said it..:rolleyes: so, she gave me a prescription for singulair and one for flonase. i still have to send them out to be filled (mail-in order---it's mandatory with my stupid insurance!!!). but she gave me some singulair samples in her office. i think they help a bit. oh, and i also have a cat. so... since pollen, dust mites, mold, and dander are some of the most common causes of chronic rhinitis, no wonder i have these symptoms all year round. i was actually surprised how allergies can just spring on you out of the blue, since when i was younger i din't have any....live and learn...
anyway, good luck to all of you!!!
Seasonal and year round allergies can be treated by the following:

Allergy testing and specialized shots.
Anit-histamine/decongestant combination: Zyrtec-D, Claritin-D, Allergra-D.
Allergy/Steriodal Nasal Spray: Nasonex, Flonase, Astilen
Saline Nasal Rinses (minimum of 4x daily during flare ups): Simply Saline.. and Ayr Nasal Gel at night.

It is not easy, but you can manage allergies.

Sincerely,
MG