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1/31/21 4:51 P

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This is really good to know. I always do better with gelcaps because of absorption issues, but I had never heard this before (53 years old!).


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1/10/21 10:00 A

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I have a milk allergy and I have been taking antihistimines all my life. Just found out that most tablets contain milk! Talk about something that is supposed to help, that causes the problem. All I did was go to gelcaps or liquid. I feel so much better!

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1/10/21 9:58 A

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Maybe you are taking too many antihistimines. My doctor said if its outside allergies, use saline spray to clean out sinus before bed. If it is food allergies, avoid as much as possible. Our bodies get used to certain meds then they stop working as well. I used to alternate between the different kinds every 4 months.

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12/2/20 12:12 A

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Just remember that as individuals, what works well for one may not work so well for another and individual tolerances to a product varies between people even between family members. Sometimes there has to be a bit of product trials to find best matches even if your seeing an allergist or a General Practitioner for help.

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11/10/20 9:29 P

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Thanks Kris. I appreciate the feedback. Thank you for the link. 👍

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11/10/20 9:08 P

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Yes - they CAN have that side-effect, however "forewarned is forearmed" - ensure that you are eating MORE filling foods which last a longer period of time. Make sure that you track ALL of your food, and focus on eating whole, nutritious foods rather than processed ones.

Below is a link you may find helpful:
www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements
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11/10/20 8:48 P

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Has anyone heard that allergy medication (pills) somehow work to make you hungry or crave food? I just read something about this and am wondering if this has been contributing to me not being able to loose weight. I have actually noticed that when I have to take more antihistamines than usual I'm more hungry than usual and want to snack way more. I'm trying to find more information on this so if anyone can point me in the right direction I'd appreciate it.

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Yes - check out the link in my last post. It really was a HUGE help.

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11/8/20 1:33 P

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I take the Costco brand, along with Benadryl. Right now I'm having to take 1 Benadryl and Coscto allergy pill at night and then the Costco brand again in the morning...sometime 2 in the morning. I'm finding this year my allergies have been awful. Constantly waking up with sinus headaches and having that horrible "unwell" feeling all day.
Has anyone come up with anything that seems to help them?

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10/31/20 4:00 A

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My Respiratory Specialist gave me a NeilMed Sinus Rinse
shop.neilmed.com/Products/Sinus-Rins
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I was there re Sleep Apnea but he noticed the congestion around my eye/nose area and went and got it for me. You can make up your own mix with boiled lukewarm water, Salt and Baking Soda which makes it extremely cheap to use. It works really well .... from day 1 (night time actually because that was when the dripping was worse, because of laying down) In fact, my nose feels really 'fresh' after using it LOL! I use Antihistamines daily all year round, and my CPAP machine for Sleep Apnea has a humidity setting to it.

Good luck,
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10/30/20 5:55 P

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Maybe I can get a humidifier this year. It could help some.

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10/30/20 1:39 P

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I also have allergies year-round.

I take generic Claritin (from Costco - it's the cheapest) daily. It helps a lot, but i still get congested and often wake up with a sinus headache.

I've started using the humidifier in the bedroom at night, it really helps alleviate the nasal dryness. Once it gets cold enough to turn on the heat, I'll put a humidifier in the living room as well.




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10/30/20 1:09 P

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I hear you! I get constant post nasal drip which has led to an ongoing larygitis problem. I don't usually cough, but my hoarse voice and sometimes losing it altogether is concerning. Unfortunately, mask wearing irritates it even further. I have never had a cold in my life, its always allergies.
I am fortunate covid isn't too bad here, but that has made people lax and a lot don't social distance or wear masks. Its the gatherings that have caused major outbreaks though.
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10/30/20 9:38 A

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I'm settling into my winter allergy season, and have already had a scratchy throat and runny nose from it. Even with meds, I sometimes wake up stuffed up and with a slight cough that usually clears up across the day. And everyone around here looks at me like I'm the devil. I know I'm not sick. This happens every year when it gets cold. No fever, no infection or anything like that unless I don't take my allergy meds and the PND gets out of control. Then I sometimes still get bronchitis, unlike when I always got it every winter until I started taking allergy meds year round.

Northwestern Illinois is a huge COVID hot spot, partially because of being right next to the radically free state of Wisconsin, so we're under pretty tight measures still. I'm too intimidated to explain to people about my allergies. I guess I need to get over that, but I'm afraid people won't believe me.

No debate please on whether COVID is real, etc. etc. I'm just looking for sympathy or advice on dealing with allergies in a very respiratory health sensitive area. Even my spring allergies kept me from applying to certain jobs this last spring, because I was afraid people would think I was sick.

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