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All Year Round, Non Stop...

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 22, 2010
  • 09:38 PM

My name is Ashley and I am 16 living in Canada.
Since third grade, I've had severe allergies non stop.

At least 2-3 nights a week, I can't sleep, or wake up, due to the allergies.
I took an allergy test and alot of things came up, but mostly outdoor things. However, the allergies are worse in the Winter.
Also, the test left strange scars, like a series of mosquito bites.

I get: Sneezing, congestion, severe headaches, watery and itchy eyes, itchy nose, itchy face etc.

Another strange thing is that the symptoms occur randomly. Somedays I'm in the garden, and I'll sneeze terribly. Other days, nothing. I'll watching tv and be completely fine, then an hour later, it all starts.

Over the counter and perscription drugs such as Reactine, Clairatin, they all do not work.


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  • I have truly severe allergies like you do-- and it's definitely no fun! (I keep saying that I need to have stock in Puffs tissues). Did you continue to test for other things that you could be allergic to or did you just do some of the things you can test for? Also, have you been trying to avoid contact with those things that you are allergic to? I've tried so many different allergy meds and to not much avail, but keep having your allergist give you samples of new ones to try-- I eventually found an older medicine that will offer me some relief if I take enough of it. Have you tried nasal sprays? I've suffered from such bad allergies I personally cannot stand them, but if you can, they really do seem to be the best thing. I don't know when you had the allergy testing done and if you tested for all that you could, but have you thought about doing allergy shots? The shots are time consuming (you have to go to the doctor's office each week or however often you take them to receive the shots and than you have to stay for 30 minutes afterwords each time). I started not quite two years ago and while I'm not really seeing any results yet (it can take a few years for some to see things begin to get better), I'm sticking with it as it's my best chance of eventually getting relief from allergies! Best of luck with your allergies and I hope you grow out of them or at least find a way to manage them better!
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