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Old 16 September 2016, 00:41
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Ragweed pollen sufferers

I worked in the outdoors most of my life. At some point after 40 I started getting more sensitive to allergies. This time of year the ragweed pollen is horrible. There are fields of it near my house. I've taken prescription & over the counter meds for it. Seems the over the counter stuff is just as effective.

Anyone else have this problem and know of any supplements that might help?
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Old 16 September 2016, 03:13
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This never fails for me and should work for you.

1. Take a claritin or generic equivalent
2. Pull down your pants
3. Wipe the sand out of your giney


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Old 16 September 2016, 06:20
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This never fails for me and should work for you.

1. Take a claritin or generic equivalent
2. Pull down your pants
3. Wipe the sand out of your giney


Carry on.
That's exactly what my smart ass doctor said: biggrin:
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Too late now. We take a spoonful of local honey everyday for about a month before the allergy season hits. This seems to lessen the symptoms dramatically.
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Too late now. We take a spoonful of local honey everyday for about a month before the allergy season hits. This seems to lessen the symptoms dramatically.

Emphasize that it's gotta be truly LOCALLY produced. Thinking is that all the pollen from those ragweed plants is going into the honey, and you're boosting your 'immunity' by desensitizing yourself with the daily dose beforehand.

Works wonders.
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Old 16 September 2016, 07:50
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A former classmate of mine had hellacious seasonal allergies. He wound up taking a spoonful of local bee pollen every day for a season. He said he felt absolutely miserable that season but have had no symptoms since... and that was five years ago. YMMV
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Old 16 September 2016, 11:09
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This year has been tough for ragweed.
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Old 16 September 2016, 11:33
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I worked in the outdoors most of my life. At some point after 40 I started getting more sensitive to allergies. This time of year the ragweed pollen is horrible. There are fields of it near my house. I've taken prescription & over the counter meds for it. Seems the over the counter stuff is just as effective.

Anyone else have this problem and know of any supplements that might help?
Yup...same here. It's Hell to get old
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Old 16 September 2016, 22:58
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I've suffered with seasonal allergies for most of my life.

It seems like meds only work for a while and then they lose potency or something. I actually had to get pulled off of a field ex one summer because I was operationally ineffective due to the sneezing, blurred vision, trouble breathing, etc. Medics took me to a clinic and fixed me up with stronger meds. I was good for the rest of the year, but the following year it didn't really work.

Fast forward a decade and I'm finally in a meeting with an allergy specialist. He writes me a script for mometasone furoate nasal spray, 50mcg/spray. Two shots in each nostril, twice daily. It's been like a wonder drug. Three years now, and still going strong. My eyes get itchy sometimes, and I can still feel the burden of the allergens on some days, but I have yet to have any serious symptoms. It has no shit changed my life.

I know you said you were looking for supplements, and perhaps you've already tried this stuff, but I thought it was worth bringing up.

Good luck on finding a solution.
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Old 17 September 2016, 03:59
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We'll. It's seems local honey is what I'm hearing. But I guess a little late to start the preventative dosage now. So, Nasonex it is for now.

Fortunately, I sold a pup to a local beekeeper awhile back. Still have his card, so I got a hook up for next season .
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Old 17 September 2016, 07:33
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Too late now. We take a spoonful of local honey everyday for about a month before the allergy season hits. This seems to lessen the symptoms dramatically.
When you think about it, is like nature's allergy shot.
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Old 17 September 2016, 07:44
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I tried eating the spoonful of honey produced locally, but it did not do a damn bit of good. My doc pretty much told me the same thing WebMD lists as to why it does not work.

http://www.webmd.com/allergies/featu...vent-allergies
Not the Allergen You’re Looking For
Pollen from weeds, trees, and grasses is the leading cause of seasonal allergies. Wind usually whips the yellowy dust from these plants into the air.

Bees, which make honey, tend to pick up pollen from brightly colored flowers. Pollen from these blooms rarely causes allergies.

So even if local honey contains pollen, it’s unlikely that it’s behind your allergy symptoms, Ogden says.

Doctors have researched the issue. Their findings: Honey doesn’t work. One study had people with allergies eat 1 tablespoon of local honey per day. Their symptoms didn’t get better -- not even compared to folks who didn’t down any of the sticky stuff.


YMMV, but I ate that expensive shit for a year, and had no more positive results, than eating some claritin. Good luck.
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Old 17 September 2016, 09:51
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[QUOTE=just11b;1058594102]I tried eating the spoonful of honey produced locally, but it did not do a damn bit of good. My doc pretty much told me the same thing WebMD lists as to why it does not work.

http://www.webmd.com/allergies/featu...vent-allergies
Not the Allergen Youíre Looking For
Pollen from weeds, trees, and grasses is the leading cause of seasonal allergies. Wind usually whips the yellowy dust from these plants into the air.

Bees, which make honey, tend to pick up pollen from brightly colored flowers. Pollen from these blooms rarely causes allergies.

So even if local honey contains pollen, itís unlikely that itís behind your allergy symptoms, Ogden says.

Doctors have researched the issue. Their findings: Honey doesnít work. One study had people with allergies eat 1 tablespoon of local honey per day. Their symptoms didnít get better -- not even compared to folks who didnít down any of the sticky stuff.


YMMV, but I ate that expensive shit for a year, and had no more positive results, than eating some claritin. Good luck.[/QUOTE

We'll. I'm just fucked then I guess.
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Old 17 September 2016, 10:09
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Eat the fucking honey and quit your bitching... :D
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Old 17 September 2016, 11:32
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Ha! Roger that.
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Flonase/Nasacort nose sprays are very helpful to prevent pollen from entering your lungs.

Tag teams well with generic loratadine (Claritin) once it enters. But the nose spray itself could suffice outside of the worst pollen days.

https://www.pollen.com/ for forecasts.
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Finally the useless weed is dying off. Supposed to get our 1st frost next week thank God.
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I worked in the outdoors most of my life. At some point after 40 I started getting more sensitive to allergies. This time of year the ragweed pollen is horrible. There are fields of it near my house. I've taken prescription & over the counter meds for it. Seems the over the counter stuff is just as effective.

Anyone else have this problem and know of any supplements that might help?
Ragweed sucks. It happened to me terribly over this past weekend with all the rain and wind and crap. It moved into my chest and now I have full blown walking pneumonia. Joy.... lol. Over the counter stuff sucks too. The only thing that works for me is Allegra D, and nasal sprays otherwise knock yourself out with some Benadryl and hope like I do, when you wake up its better. lol. Hope you feel better.
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If you can get your honey from a local, get raw honey or honey with the comb.
My local bee guy stated that a lot of the good allergen fighting pollen is destroyed when some producers flash heat the honey, raw and the comb do not see this process.
I think it helps, but the dust during harvest this year is a bitch!
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Something I do for allergies - although not ragweed out here in So Cal - is a sinus rinse. Use distilled water and add some colloidal silver and squirt each nostril. A bit unpleasant, and can really suck if you inhale at the wrong time, but it does the trick for me. I do this as needed - but during the hotter seasons, it's typically a couple times per week.
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