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My allergies act up bad in the morning, and I have to take sudafed, benadryl etc before I go to school and work. But when I do take the OTC medications I get extremely drowsy and have trouble staying awake. Can you recommend me a brand that wont knock me out Doc?

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My allergies act up bad in the morning, and I have to take sudafed, benadryl etc before I go to school and work. But when I do take the OTC medications I get extremely drowsy and have trouble staying awake. Can you recommend me a brand that wont knock me out Doc?
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There is no known brand that is over the counter, that won't make you tired. Here are 3 prescription forms that don't have any drousy side effects: Claritin, Zertec, and Allegra.(spelling may not be correct)

There are alternatives to try also!

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LOL, Nyquil and Clariton, ( Sleep GODS!)

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Doc,

I have been struggling with impairing environmental allergies since I was really, very young. You mentioned "alternatives". I go around every springsummerfall doped to the nines on meds... What are the alternatives? I most certainly would be interested in trying ones that I haven't tried before...

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I don't think any of those drugs are prescription... at least not here they're not. They're just on the shelf, I find Allegra is the best by far.

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You could get allergy shots as preventative fix. I have always had allergies as well, mainly to ragweed & pollen. I got so bad last year that I had to take several days off work, because my eyes were almost swelled shut from the allergies, and even a double does of antihistamines didn't help.

So this year, a few months before the problem, I started getting "Pollinex-R" shots from my allergy specialist. It was a 4 shot series, one needle a week every Friday for 4 weeks. I had almost 0 allergies this year. A bit of an itchy nose a few days, and eyes were itchy for maybe 1 week total, and not even that bad. Didn't have to take any medication either.

Supposedly each year you get the injections, you get more immuned to your problems, and after 3 years, you should have 0 effects from the environment.

Give it a shot...hehhe, no pun intended.

Pollinex-R is for ragweed. They also make Pollinex-G for grass, and Pollinex-T for trees. http://www.pollinex.com

It's a little bit pricey, but my drug plan paid for 100%.

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Heya Jonas... thanks!

I was on allergy shot for 9 years and they reduced the impact of my allergies, but there is a big price to pay for the type of shot that I was one. Normally allergy shots are super doses of your allergens given in attempt to increase your immunity (like immunizations). They recommend that you stay 20 min. after your shot just to make sure you do not go into anaphalaxis... well, my mother almost died after her last allergy shot, right in the doctor's office. She swelled up and stopped breathing, her blood pressure was 0 over 30. I am a little cautius these days when it comes to allergy shots, but I will defenitly look into this. It could be the answer to many years of suffering. <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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I had nasal surgery last year to remove some kind of polyp the size of a golfball inside the cavity and it forced me to drop all my classes that semester.<img src=icon_smile_dead.gif border=0 align=middle> I went to a EarNoseThroat specialist and they couldnt tell me exactly how I got it except that it was triggered by allergies. Gonna talk 2 my doctor tomorrow about some sprays or something, thanks. Sucks being a victim of nature.

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I don't think any of those drugs are prescription... at least not here they're not. They're just on the shelf, I find Allegra is the best by far.
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Unfortunately in Canada they aren't but in the US they are. Must want more money for them down here (lol).

For some allergy shots work. For others they don't.
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I had allergies 24/7 most of my life. Did all the tests, took all the shots, and took all the medicines... Nothing worked! The medicines made me feel like I was doped up and couldn't function. So I looked elsewhere!

For those interested in alternatives to help with allergies. I will be posting that information in a few days! Give me some time to put it all down. I'm very busy right now, thank you!



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For those of you suffering from allergies and have tried just about everything and it hasn't helped. You can look into the alternatives.

The following is a list of links for allergy sufferers. There is some good info. in them:

http://www.foodallergy.org/allergens.html (food allergies)
http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/wh-alrg1.html (food allergies)
http://health.discovery.com/convergence/allergyasthma/medicine.html (treatment suggestions both traditional an alternative)
http://content.health.msn.com/content/article/1728.89658 (fall allergies)
http://members.aol.com/islinghom/hayfever.htm (homeopathy and allergies)
http://www.healthy.net/asp/templates/article.asp?PageType=Article&ID=918 (herbs and allergies)
http://home.istar.ca/~chinat/hayfever.html (chinese herbs)
http://www.homeopathic.com/ailments/hesaller.HTM (homeopathy and allergies)
http://www.healthy.net/asp/templates/article.asp?PageType=Article&ID=356 (hayfever)

Here’s some suggestions:

-Essential Fatty Acids (EFA): Omega 3’s in particular.
good for battling the inflammation associated with the allergies.
Sources: Flax seed oil and Fish oils are the richest in Omega 3 fatty acids
-Vitamin C: Tablet or capsules
(avoid orange juice [even though it does have Vitamin C], because it thickens
mucous)
-Zinc
(no more than 80 mg/day)
-Bioflavonoids
-Ma hang
(do not take this herb if you have heart problems, fever, and or high blood pressure
or on antidepressant drugs)
-Nettle (stinging nettle): Helps to dry out sinuses good for chronic allergies.
-Grape seed extract
-Garlic: good for runny noses
-Echinacea and Goldenseal (DON’T take these if you are allergic to Ragweed or get
hayfever) They help boost immune system
-Quercetin
-Beta-carotenes
-During stuffed up head and sinuses avoid the following: milk, orange juice, and tomato based products. They all cause the formation of thicker mucous.
-If pregnant avoid any herb
-Reducing the amount of dust mites:
Get rid of any carpets in the bedroom. Clean all the dust bunnies from under the bed.



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