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03-02-2004, 08:09 PM
anyone suffer from the common seasonal allergies and stay in the business? Im not too bad right now. but pollen season is comming?

03-02-2004, 08:26 PM
If you can believe it, I am allergic to grass.....but we maintain over 2000 acres a week

03-02-2004, 08:31 PM
Same here. I've had allergies all my life. I suffer in june and july. Sometimes you just have to COWBOY UP.

03-02-2004, 08:32 PM
I have hay fever but it only lasts about
3 or 4 weeks in the spring....

03-02-2004, 08:53 PM
I have bad allergies. They will probably be starting to get bad here in the next month or so and last 4-6 weeks. Allergies suck!

03-02-2004, 09:02 PM
I suffered with allergies for years every spring i would start with a cough, I kid you not i went to the DR. and got some type of shot and it knocked my allergies for about 3 years! As i have gotten older my allergies seem to not be as bad.

03-02-2004, 09:24 PM
I have all allergies known to man....lol Pets, still got a dog. Grass,.. still gotta cut. Dust,.. still gotta clean, my girls attitude,.. still gotta love her. Some foods still gotta eat. Man I can't win.

Critical Care
03-02-2004, 09:42 PM
I went through immunotheropy (allergy shots) as a kid, and do I have problems today? Uh huh, especially if I have to weedeat or mow dusty bone dry fields. Gotta put up with asthma too, but there's pretty good medicine out there now and if I can anticipate problems I can generally work around them, sniff, sniff.

03-02-2004, 10:05 PM
I went thru the shots also. I find they did help a bit at first and whats good is going to the allergist every week tought me alot about my allergies and how to detect early warning signs. I had 6 sinus infections in one year! Thats 3 weeks of antibiotics per infection. Talk about non stop....... Walmart thought i was donating tissues to the poor!
What has helped me out alot is the Nasal sprays. The one that works for me is Astelin. Rhinocort helps abit but not like Astelin.

I would say go to an allergists and learn what you can about your allergies and see what preventive treatments you can try. Oh and get tons of samples!!!!! Just keep asking for them. Tell them you want to see what works.

03-02-2004, 10:36 PM
Alegra; I only take it during the mowing/leaf season when my allergies are the worst, the stuff works great, non drowsy and no medicine head, marc

03-02-2004, 10:47 PM
WOW, mine where sue kickin my butt today! Thank god for CLAIRTAIN

03-02-2004, 11:06 PM
I have very bad seasonal allergies, tried everything for years, finally started taking Clarinex with a nasal spray and I have felt great, 2 seasons and going strong.

03-03-2004, 12:46 AM
1 claratin a day for me most of the year.

03-03-2004, 12:52 AM
Has anybody ever used Zicam for allergies? It is over the counter and I would like to know how well it works.

03-03-2004, 12:59 AM
I'm in the allergy capital of the world, so they call it. Every April, the Cedar takes over. A lil runny noise don't stop me. If I get the nasal infection, Z-paks knock it out in 5 days.

But it's really not spring until the first fireant bit!

03-03-2004, 09:43 AM
1 claratin and Flonase dose a real good job

03-03-2004, 11:59 AM
The Z pak only worked the first time I used it. After that it was useless. The key is to take your meds on a regular basis so there in your system. Taking meds every day or even every other day is better then antibiotics.

Lawn Dog2001
03-03-2004, 12:04 PM
I have allergy problems as well. This is a tough job to have allergy troubles. It is always the worst for me in about mid spring.

Critical Care
03-03-2004, 12:05 PM
Wonder if anyone has compared Claritin to Allegra.

Astelin? That's a new one to me, Playboy. I've used Rhinocort before but like Macaw I have been on Flonase for several years now with the help of Claritin.

And yikes! If you go to an allergists you better have insurance! Or... perhaps you could do his landscaping for him and charge him through the nose for it!

03-03-2004, 02:28 PM
Originally posted by TYLAWN
Has anybody ever used Zicam for allergies? It is over the counter and I would like to know how well it works.

Zicam is for colds - it is suppose to shorten the durration.

Many allergy products are available over the counter now.

Claritin and ClaritinD (if you have congestion as well) is a good one that usually does not make one sleepy.

Astelin is a prescription only nasal spray - It does work well.

Also, dont be afraid of generics... read the back of the name brand and compare to the generic - make sure you are getting the same dose (usually in mg's) of the active ingredient.

Personally I like Zertec (prescription) - but as someone mentioned - take what works best for you personally - and ask the doc for samples. The pharmaceutical companies re-stock the doctors offices constantly!

Hope that helps!


03-03-2004, 05:10 PM
I am allergic to just about every outdoor allergy. Mainly grass, pollen and mold

03-03-2004, 05:19 PM
legend, i used to get it so bad, i was unable to function during the spring and fall. missed alot of work, and suffered terribly. nothing would work, over the counter or prescription, didn't help. then my doctor(located about 10 min from you) recomended shots. one in march, one in august. havn't sneezed since(over 10 yrs now). if u need to see him, pm me, i'll hook u up

03-03-2004, 05:22 PM
I take my viagra every day, and have no problem with allergies! :cool2:

Sorry, just in one of those moods today

03-03-2004, 09:35 PM
I've had som minor allergies for most of my life. A few years ago, I got a tickle in my throat that wouldn't go away. I was constantly trying to clear my throat,or coughing lightly so much so that I was not aware that I was doing it. I finally wound up at an ENT Dr's office and was diagnosed as being allergic to everything that pollenates. For that I now take 1 allegra a day. I am also allergic to poison ivy as well as most stinging insects.
Boy did I pick the wrong profession!