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When does your allergy season usually end?

Couldn't sleep at all last night because of allergies. I must admit, it hasn't been as bad as it was a couple months ago where I was literally dying every morning from sneezing and itchy eyes, but I find that I still need to pop an anti-allergy pill every 2-3 days to let me sleep in peace.

I guess allergy season ends when fall arrives! Mother nature wins again.
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Re: When does your allergy season usually end?

Started in april and ended a bit later in April as soon as the main grass seeds had done their inital growing. Never use tablets for allergy season no need
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Re: When does your allergy season usually end?

Surely it depends on what you are allergic to. Have you been tested to find out exactly what is/are the culprit/s?
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Re: When does your allergy season usually end?

I did an epidermal test with almost 40 different cutaneous reaction tests... nothing came up positive.

Usually it's just when the morning's approaching, but sometimes it's at night time as well.
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Re: When does your allergy season usually end?

Ask your doctor to do a blood test instead. If you have problems now, it is most likelly grass you are allergic to.

Once you know what you are allergic to you can e.g. discuss with your doctor if a desenibilisation treatment would work for you.


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I did an epidermal test with almost 40 different cutaneous reaction tests... nothing came up positive.

Usually it's just when the morning's approaching, but sometimes it's at night time as well.
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Re: When does your allergy season usually end?

Mine starts late February and goes to mid-June, though with this year's cold Spring, it was later.
About two years back, my hayfever was really bad. I didn't want to go on stronger meds, so a colleague recommended that I try using an ionizer in my bedroom. The hayfever has been a lot less severe in the two years since - whether or not that's due to the ionizer is anyone's guess, but for around €25 it's been worth it!
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Re: When does your allergy season usually end?

My husband and I are both allergic to birch tree pollen, so thankfully it is over by around mid April.
I would guess you have a grass allergy, maybe you need a daily antihistamine. We use Claritine, which seems pretty good.

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Re: When does your allergy season usually end?

I'm allergic to grass....and mine normally starts maybe end of april/beginning of May, and lasts until end of August or so. I get better days and days I can hardly think straight because the pressure on my sinus's is so so bad it hurts. I have to say though this year I have had less really bad days than last year. Still awful but not so many days like that! I get grouchy and irritable and all I want to do is go to sleep!

I take anti-histamines, but they don't do anything for me at all....have tried all of them on the market. I try nose sprays and eye drops, but again doesn't help much! I just suffer through it, and hope for the end! haha.
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I did an epidermal test with almost 40 different cutaneous reaction tests... nothing came up positive.

Usually it's just when the morning's approaching, but sometimes it's at night time as well.
You've hardly scratched the surface then (pardon the pun). I was tested for just over 100 when I was a kid and I'm sure they've found more things we're allergic to since. Could be ragweed/ragwort which is out in July and August. That is one of the things I'm slightly allergic to.
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Re: When does your allergy season usually end?

From what I hear on this thread, it sounds like I'm just allergic to general grass since my allergy season pretty much runs the whole season long...

yeah, I have bad days when I just feel like my sinuses are about to explode. Claritin usually works for me though... I just feel bad taking it every day.
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From what I hear on this thread, it sounds like I'm just allergic to general grass since my allergy season pretty much runs the whole season long...

yeah, I have bad days when I just feel like my sinuses are about to explode. Claritin usually works for me though... I just feel bad taking it every day.
Ask your doctor about a steroid injection. I had one this season, and the misery of hay fever is gone. Much more effective than pills, drops etc. You don't need to suffer!
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Couldn't sleep at all last night because of allergies. I must admit, it hasn't been as bad as it was a couple months ago where I was literally dying every morning from sneezing and itchy eyes, but I find that I still need to pop an anti-allergy pill every 2-3 days to let me sleep in peace.

I guess allergy season ends when fall arrives! Mother nature wins again.
I'm sorry to hear, I had the same and tried every possible thing they sell in the pharmacies, nothing worked. The antihistamine just made me sleepy.

The only thing that magically worked without apparent any side effects (at least on me) is Avamys nasal spray. The second day all the symptoms were gone.



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Re: When does your allergy season usually end?

I have VERY severe allergies that have landed me in the emergency room on 3 occasions. Grass - trees - pollen - and cow hair of all things!

BUT, I'm now completely medication free and feel totally normal. No joke here. How did I do it? Well, I take apple cider vinegar - 2 tsp in a glass of water 2x a day. Plus, I add a teaspoon of local honey to strengthen my immune system.

Only use organic, unfiltered ACV with the "mother" (the congealed looking blob at the bottom of the bottle). I can sleep through the night with the window open now. There have been some occasions when I felt a bit sniffly and my eyes would start to itch in the mornings or when the wind was especially fierce. In these cases, I took my concoction and within 1-2 minutes, all symptoms disappeared.

Seriously no joke here. And this info is all over the web too. Something the big, bad Basel pharmas won't share with you
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I have VERY severe allergies that have landed me in the emergency room on 3 occasions. Grass - trees - pollen - and cow hair of all things!

BUT, I'm now completely medication free and feel totally normal. No joke here. How did I do it? Well, I take apple cider vinegar - 2 tsp in a glass of water 2x a day. Plus, I add a teaspoon of local honey to strengthen my immune system.

Only use organic, unfiltered ACV with the "mother" (the congealed looking blob at the bottom of the bottle). I can sleep through the night with the window open now. There have been some occasions when I felt a bit sniffly and my eyes would start to itch in the mornings or when the wind was especially fierce. In these cases, I took my concoction and within 1-2 minutes, all symptoms disappeared.

Seriously no joke here. And this info is all over the web too. Something the big, bad Basel pharmas won't share with you

Apple cider vinegar? I've never heard of this... I'm gonna go buy some asap. I much prefer taking the organic nutrient approach than taking pharmaceuticals. Thank you!
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Re: When does your allergy season usually end?

Cleaning the nose with rhinomer (or similar) also helps.
Change bedsheets often.
Keep flat as dust-free as possible.
Shower before going to bed.
Open windows only in the morning.
If the tests didn't come up with anything, do more tests.
Did they test for various molds/fungi?

There seem to be test-kits around to test the flat, like this one:
http://www.apotheken-labor.de/umwelt...immelpilztest/
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Re: When does your allergy season usually end?

I have the same problem usually till August. Try the Claritin pills.
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I'm sorry to hear, I had the same and tried every possible thing they sell in the pharmacies, nothing worked. The antihistamine just made me sleepy.

The only thing that magically worked without apparent any side effects (at least on me) is Avamys nasal spray. The second day all the symptoms were gone.



HTH

This has been my savior as well. One spritz every couple days usually does the trick, except at the height of my real problem times (trees - especially conifers - seem to be my key problem here, so spring and fall), when I may need to go two days on, three off, something like that.


So far as OP's question, my main problems are spring and fall, spiking a bit on windy days after rain (stirring up not only pollen on trees, but whatever has fallen with the rain as well). I do have some issues with summer time grasses and ragweed as well, but it's not as bad here as it was in Florida (with 9+ months of ragweed).
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This has been my savior as well. One spritz every couple days usually does the trick, except at the height of my real problem times (trees - especially conifers - seem to be my key problem here, so spring and fall), when I may need to go two days on, three off, something like that.

So far as OP's question, my main problems are spring and fall, spiking a bit on windy days after rain (stirring up not only pollen on trees, but whatever has fallen with the rain as well). I do have some issues with summer time grasses and ragweed as well, but it's not as bad here as it was in Florida (with 9+ months of ragweed).
Actually you have to be a bit careful with this Avamys. It somehow threw me into depression that stacked up with other factors (like many weeks with lack of sleep due to the misery of the allergy, home and work stress) and I got a temporary rise in blood pressure topping at 100 with 150 , actually my debut in hypertension this is a really strong anti-allergic and should be discussed with the GP Doctor before use. As we say in Spanish, some times the cure is worse than the sickness.
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Actually you have to be a bit careful with this Avamys. It somehow threw me into depression that stacked up with other factors (like many weeks with lack of sleep due to the misery of the allergy, home and work stress) and I got a temporary rise in blood pressure topping at 100 with 150 , actually my debut in hypertension this is a really strong anti-allergic and should be discussed with the GP Doctor before use. As we say in Spanish, some times the cure is worse than the sickness.
Huh. That makes sense on one hand because it's a steroid, and those are side effects of taking corticosteriods - mood swings, high blood pressure, (also fluid retention, increased blood glucose levels, depressed immune system). But, i thought that the idea behind these topical steroids - the stuff you squirt up your nose - was that these side effects didn't happen. Maybe they're much less pronounced in most people but you're very sensitive to them. Or maybe there is an exposure threshold.

I use nasonex - a week or so in the spring, and in the autumn. It's a similar preparation to Avamys, older, it's never given me any problems. Might not be as strong tho.
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Re: When does your allergy season usually end?

just a quick update on my end. I got my hands on some Apple Cider Vinegar, and my allergies have almost completely disappeared. I really recommend this if you don't like the pharmaceutical approach.
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