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Re: freakin allergies - any recommendations?
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2011, 07:34:19 pm »
I must say though that in reading your post at first it felt like a joke was building...  ???

I have a couple friends who have had allergies their entire life.  I always made fun of them & told them to "man up".  Allergies were for pussies.   8)  Now when I break out the inhaler, they ask if my little pussy is hurting.   :'(

I deserve it.   ;)

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« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2011, 07:36:50 pm »
I have a couple friends who have had allergies their entire life.  I always made fun of them & told them to "man up".  Allergies were for pussies.   8)  Now when I break out the inhaler, they ask if my little pussy is hurting.   :'(

I deserve it.   ;)


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Re: freakin allergies - any recommendations?
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2011, 08:27:02 pm »
If you take Claritin (or generic Loratadine) you can't wait until you are sneezing and wheezing.  That's what I used to do and it is too late.  I now take a 10mg. Loratadine every day from spring until late fall and have virtually no allergy symptoms.

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« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2011, 10:06:49 pm »
One thing to try is the nasal sinus rinse. It works pretty well. My wife has bad allergies and it helps with here. It seems a little strange at first but it is easy to do. I would also at least wash your face a couple of times a day. None of those are cure-alls but they do help.

We live it what has been termed the allergy capital of the world. I normally don't have allergy problems but when say the cedar goes to 30,000, it makes it tough even for me.

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Re: freakin allergies - any recommendations?
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2011, 08:57:38 am »
So the summer like weather came late this year in the PNW, the usual late April / early May allergy season is just really picking up now with the pollen... Just got done mowing the yard and man I'm toast...
 
I've tried the over the counter stuff like Clariton (generic) and Allegra, anything else out there you'd recommend for hay fever?  :-\
 
For now I'm just sitting here with a cold beer, already feel a little better...  ;)    :chugbeer:

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Re: freakin allergies - any recommendations?
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2011, 10:15:53 am »
I do not do any kind of "medication" per se. Everything holistic for me. I know this sounds crazy, but I swear by it. Use a netti pot every morning and then take 1 tbsp. twice a day of locally produced honey. It will allow your body to create it`s own defense against the local allergens.
Worst case scenario, you get to enjoy some sweet honey and I bet it works for you!

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« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2011, 11:37:19 am »
I do not do any kind of "medication" per se. Everything holistic for me. I know this sounds crazy, but I swear by it. Use a netti pot every morning and then take 1 tbsp. twice a day of locally produced honey. It will allow your body to create it`s own defense against the local allergens.
Worst case scenario, you get to enjoy some sweet honey and I bet it works for you!

+1 on the local honey! There's a guy who works in my department and he keeps bees. He keeps me supplied with local honey. I just got a big ole jar from him last week of clover honey, it's very dark and VERY delicious! I don't know if it helps my allergies but it sure goes well with peanut butter toast!
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Re: freakin allergies - any recommendations?
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2011, 12:44:16 pm »
+1 on the local honey! There's a guy who works in my department and he keeps bees. He keeps me supplied with local honey. I just got a big ole jar from him last week of clover honey, it's very dark and VERY delicious! I don't know if it helps my allergies but it sure goes well with peanut butter toast!


+2 on the local honey.  Unprocessed, raw honey's the best, or even the honey comb (chew it like gum for about 10 minutes).  Start out with small doses, 1/4 teaspoon per day for about a week before upping the dosage - raw honey can have trace amounts of venom and bee parts floating around in it that can cause an alergy, so if your throat gets irritated or starts to burn - stop.  Also works on cuts and burns.

But, for me, it tastes best when fermented into mead. Here's 60lbs (5 gallon bucket) of blueberry honey that'll, one day, get turned into 15 gallons of mead.

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« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2011, 02:37:26 pm »
Hey...that's the brand of honey that we buy. Best tupelo honey I've found so far.
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« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2011, 03:41:55 pm »
When I lived in Mullica Hill ('bout 6 years ago), they were just a couple miles down the road.  Still visit them when I'm up in Jersey visiting my sister and I can find the time.  I agree, their tupelo is good.  But, I LOVE their blueberry honey, very light tasting, and the smell is awsome.  Buckwheat is a close second. I like how 'heavy' it is.

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« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2011, 03:48:33 pm »
MMMMMmmmm mead :chugbeer:

My sister had allergies something horrible.  She moved to Az and says they are all but gone.  Maybe you could move in next to her ???
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« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2011, 04:04:39 pm »
MMMMMmmmm mead :chugbeer:

My sister had allergies something horrible.  She moved to Az and says they are all but gone.  Maybe you could move in next to her ???


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« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2011, 04:45:46 pm »
 +1 on the Zyrtec..   I'll take mine about 1/2 hr. before retiring for the nite, that way it allows me to get a restful sleep & I don't notice any of the drowsy effect that I'd get from Sudafed/Actifed stuff.....
 
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« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2011, 06:17:03 pm »

Got any pics of her...  ;)
Meh shes old married and bitchy. Very pretty in a non-creepy way.
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