The increase in pollen.

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The increase in pollen.

Post by GigaPepsiMan » Thu May 19, 2011 12:18 pm

Who has been having trouble with this. For the first time ever I have found myself suffering with heyfever and all week I have had irritation in my left eye, now I am on eye drops. I've never had a problem with it before and I can't be the only one who is suddenly having trouble.
Who else is reacting to the increased pollen?

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Re: The increase in pollen.

Post by Joey » Thu May 19, 2011 12:49 pm

I suffer from hay fever every year but it hasn't started yet.

Boots own brand tablets sort me out.
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Re: The increase in pollen.

Post by 1980-20.. » Thu May 19, 2011 1:34 pm

Another vote for boots own brand ones here too. Ive not started yet either but i have been getting headaches and sore eyes.

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Re: The increase in pollen.

Post by RetroRevival » Thu May 19, 2011 2:06 pm

I dont get the sore eyes or runny nose thing, i just get a blocked nose that takes forever to shift.

Use Loratodine off the doctor, good stuff and miles better than Piriton and the like.

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Re: The increase in pollen.

Post by oldtimer » Thu May 19, 2011 2:25 pm

i have to use Ventolin...... have done for about 18 years i think.... no sore eyes, but sneeze sneeze
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Re: The increase in pollen.

Post by IronMaidenRule » Thu May 19, 2011 2:39 pm

I have been very lucky so far and not got anything, although it is usually the tree pollen I suffer from more.

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Re: The increase in pollen.

Post by che_don_john » Thu May 19, 2011 6:55 pm

I used to suffer incredibly badly from hayfever, to the point where I just loathed the summer. Usually manifested itself in sneezing, itchy eys and sore throat, but occasionally I'd get nosebleeds (bled all over my GCSE RS exam paper, which wasn't a nice experience).

About 5 or 6 years ago I was put on a steroid (the cortisone, not the anabolic!), but only briefly as they pulled the drug due to reported side effects. After that I was put on a course of fexofenadine hydrochloride (usually branded as Telfast) and I've never looked back. Practically obliterated my hayfever, to the point now that even though I get automatcially prescribed the drug around this time of year in preparation for the summer, I usually forget to start the course as I don't really get the symptoms any more. If I start to see signs, a few tablets soon fixes it.

Deffo recommend it to people who suffer. It's not just for chronic sufferers like I was, but for all levels. It's basically just an anti-hystamine. Ask your doctor for Telfast today!
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Re: The increase in pollen.

Post by DPrinny » Thu May 19, 2011 7:39 pm

I to suffer from it.
Not right now, but got a sneezure a few days back.

its bloody annoying as i just keep sneezing for about a minute

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Re: The increase in pollen.

Post by djcarlos » Fri May 20, 2011 2:41 am

Basically I'm a wheezing lump all year.

I have allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma, both triggered by....

Pollen (all types)
Animal hair
Dust
Dust mites
Peppers
Courgettes

....and many many other things.

If I use both my inhalers, nasal spray and keep myself dosed up on antihistamines I'm cool though.

And from an experienced allergy sufferer, Sainsbury's non-drowsy antihistamines are the best.....they are less than a quid for 14.
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Re: The increase in pollen.

Post by James A » Fri May 20, 2011 2:57 am

Normally get it bad with the tree pollen but it seems to vary year from year. I have to grin and bear it as i work outside 90% of the time and although the tablets say non drowsy i have a problem with them putting me to sleep so i can't take them as i use alot of heavy machinery. I have to use the nasal sprays which can sometimes work but other times aren't that effective. Found local honey helps to a degree.
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Re: The increase in pollen.

Post by Mighty_Zol » Fri May 20, 2011 4:15 am

I had a worsening grass pollen allergy since I was about 15 (nearly 20 years). By chance, last time I moved house, I changed doctors and the new one referred me to a research program - I think it's called allergen immunotherapy in english (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allergen_immunotherapy) The idea is to inject you regularly with a small controlled dose of the thing you react to, starting with weekly shots where the dose gets increased until you get up to a regulation dose every couple of months.

Granted, it's a tiny bit of a hassle having to go to the hospital to get the injections - you have to sit around for half an hour after to make sure you dont have some big reaction.

I'll probably have to keep this up for another 3 years or so but I can say that it's definitely working - before I started on it, I'd got to the point where I needed 2 cortisone injections a season, was popping 1-2 aerius(sp?) every day, and still had to take a couple of sick days at the worst part of the year where I just stayed indoors and tried to keep my eyes closed. The summer after I started, I took maybe 5 allergy pills all season, last year, nothing, and its going well this year too.

I'd definitely recommend it, I'm sure it must be available in the UK (despite what I hear about the NHS these days). I guess it's a bit late to start this season now though.

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Re: The increase in pollen.

Post by greenberet79 » Fri May 20, 2011 6:48 am

Never had it when I was a kid, but started getting it quite badly about 10 years ago, then had it for a few years.

I haven't had it THAT badly in the past couple of years though - I've been taking Stinging Nettle tablets everyday for the past few years. They're supposed to help - and maybe they do. I get them from Holland and Barrett.

I do live and work in a city centre though, I don't often find myself in fields or forests.
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Re: The increase in pollen.

Post by DPrinny » Fri May 20, 2011 7:21 am

I find that the hayfever pills I get from the poundshop work best for me

But not the drowsy ones
They just make me feel like crap

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Re: The increase in pollen.

Post by Katzkatz » Fri May 20, 2011 9:51 am

Yeah I suffer from hayfever pretty bad. It hasn't started yet. Nowadays I don't bother with any hayfever tablets(they don't seem to work that well with me), I just put up with it, after all it is only 3 months of a year. Plus I am saving myself some money on hayfever tablets!

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Re: The increase in pollen.

Post by The Mask Seller » Sun May 22, 2011 3:10 am

I used to get vile hay fever when I was a kid, from about 7 onwards I spent most of the Summers inside playing computer games (still cite this as the reason I got into gaming). No matter what pills (usually Triludan Forte) I took I'd be a streaming, blind, snotty mess two seconds after stepping out the front door between May and September.

I remember the first time I got it, I was playing in the dirt in some back lanes a few streets away from home when it came on from nowhere. My eyes started burning and I had a sneezing fit then all the fluid in my body started to p*ss out f my nose and eyes, felt a bit like being CS sprayed. I had no idea what was going on and staggered home in a right state.

It was pretty much the same every year until I was in my mid-twenties and it's gradually declined with each passing year. I only take a one-a-day Loratadine (from the Pound Shop) now and I'm ok, I can't take the Cetirizine as they make me really grumpy.

I feel sorry for the poor b*stards who are getting it for their first time now as adults. It's a motherf*cker and although I would happily wish it on my worst enemy anyone else who suffers from hay fever gets my sympathy.
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