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Discussion in 'Hypersensitivity and Intolerance Reactions' started by dangermouse, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. dangermouse

    dangermouse Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Is anyone else badly affected by pollen?

    My energy issues and fatigue and migraines are all exacerbated by pollen. Really bad.

    I can’t use antihistamines. Nasal steroid spray wrecks my nasal tissue. All I can do is use saline nasal spray and Vaseline as a barrier on my nose.
     
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    Sarah94 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Have you tried Prevalin nasal spray?
    And sodium cromoglicate eye drops?
    Prevention stuff like not drying clothes/linen outdoors
     
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    Sarah94 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    There are also some supplements which are thought to help reduce allergic reactions.
     
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    Sarah94 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I also find that anti inflammatories (medication or supplements) help - the histamine from an allergic reaction causes inflammation, which causes fatigue.
     
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    I also bought an air purifier for my room, which is supposed to help.
     
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    dangermouse Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Hi @Sarah94

    Yeah, I’ve tried Prevalin - it’s helpful to a certain point. We don’t dry clothes outside, windows kept closed when pollen rises and falls. We have two air purifiers too, they are helpful.

    I can’t have anti inflammatory medication too often as it irritates my stomach and I have to use them as a last resort for pain and migraines.

    It’s a real problem. I am affected for most of the Spring and Summer.

    Thanks.
     
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    Mij Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes, I posted about this on another thread. I checked the Pollen Index for the last 2 weeks and it is "high" in my area.
     
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    dangermouse Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks @Mij

    I’ll check your thread. It’s been high here too.
     
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    Interesting that mold is high here too. The glands under my jaw and ears feel sore/full this morning, and woke up with vertigo.
     
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    @Mij that's interesting, yes. We’ve had high pollen and there’s a lot of dust.
     
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    According to the ingredients and description Prevalin seems to form a barrier in the nose.

    Nasalcrom is similar to the eye drops mentioned earlier in that in contains sodium cromolyn to stabilise mast cells in your nose and try and prevent them from releasing histamine that causes the runny nose. In simple terms Prevalin is a barrier to try and block the allergen, Nasalcrom tries to calm down the allergy response preventing mediator release. Anti-histamines block the histamine mediators produced in the allergy response. Hope that helps.
     
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    Thanks, that would be good to try. I’ll have a look.
     
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    Yes. I’ve always suffered with allergies ..particularly tree pollen and rapeseed. Also fine animal hair.

    Since getting ME this has got much much worse and high pollen count correlates with deteriorating symptoms for me. I’ve also had some bad local skin reactions that have needed a course of steroids.

    I take loratadine daily and have been doing so for the last year ..so far it seems to have helped reduce the peaks, although this year has been strange, weather-wise and the pollen counts have been generally lower than last year so....???
     
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    I’m bad with tree pollen. Not noticed animal hair.

    Yes, high pollen always worsens ME. I have had mild skin reactions in the past.

    I can’t tolerate antihistamines very well. Yes, the weather has been really strange.
     
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    I like this thread, but maybe it belongs in symptoms not news?
     
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    Ah, yes ... possibly. What do you think @Trish
     

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