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    Hayfever. HELP ME!

    As in the last few years, hayfever has decided to destroy me. I have always had dogs and cats, lived in rural areas and don't know of any allergies other than this.

    I have a half dozen or so different pills, nasal sprays, eyedrops, prescription antihistamine Lorafix/loratide/Telfast etc... etc..

    Nothing works other than laying down flat and ultimately sleeping it off. Why...WHY WHHHHHY? I can't/shouldn't drive, can't cook. Its shit. What can I do?

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    I have to cycle my antihistamine meds every year. I can't take the same one I took last year as they wont work.

    Last one I used that worked really well was Fexaclear (Fexafenadrine Hydrochloride). These are some big boy pills. Because it had been a couple of years since I used Cetrizine Hydrochorlide I tried it again this year and it's working really well again.

    Try an antihistamine with an active ingredient you've never had before, you might find some luck.

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    Username checks out.

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    Move to Australia.

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    Mutton wrote:
    Move to Australia.
    Not an insane idea, people have a tendency to develop allergies to the plants/pollens that grow locally and moving countries (or climates) can make a big difference

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    you could always get a steroid shot or pills if it is that bad.

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    KevinL wrote:
    Not an insane idea, people have a tendency to develop allergies to the plants/pollens that grow locally and moving countries (or climates) can make a big difference
    I was there for a little over a week and noticed a marked improvement in the hay area.

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    I used to get it same time every year when I was younger but somehow I grew out of it.

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    Rii wrote:
    I have to cycle my antihistamine meds every year. I can't take the same one I took last year as they wont work.

    Last one I used that worked really well was Fexaclear (Fexafenadrine Hydrochloride). These are some big boy pills. Because it had been a couple of years since I used Cetrizine Hydrochorlide I tried it again this year and it's working really well again.

    Try an antihistamine with an active ingredient you've never had before, you might find some luck.
    I get this a bit, I swap between Cetirizine and Loratadine probably every week or two over November-Feb. They seem to lose efficacy after a couple of weeks so that's when I swap.

    Edit: just remembered a steroidal nasal spray I got over the counter at a pharmacy last season. It worked even better than my usual generic Cetirizine and Loratadine pills.

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    I'm getting wrecked by hayfever too, congested and sneezing heaps.

    Was weird had no hayfever, went to Mangawhai for the weekened, got hayfever, came back to Auckland and still have it.

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    Mine has got better as I've got older, but it's still annoying. Nasal spray works a treat. Pills do nothing for me.

    Use some nasal spray before you go outside instead of when you start having symptoms.

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    Get one of these for your room: https://www.dicksmith.co.nz/dn/buy/b...-lr200-beurer/

    Then shut the door. Doesn't help with outside, but for inside it's great.

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    Toolman wrote:
    you could always get a steroid shot or pills if it is that bad.
    Yeah, you can get an injection of something if you're really ****ed up.

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    Im in a similar situation, changing pills helps, just be aware that some cancel out others effectiveness.
    What is this injection?

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    +1 cetrizine, aka Zetop or Zista is usually pretty decent.
    wearing a mask is also not a bad idea to help filter the pollens/dust etc

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    getting a good night's sleep works very well for me.

    if i don't get enough sleep, doesn't even help if i down 3 different pills.

    if i take 1 pill then sleep for solid 7-8 hours then i don't really have any issues.

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    Try something with Promethazine in it. I'd recommend 10mg pills for morning and 20's for night. A 20 in the morning has a high chance of making your day a chore.

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    focus wrote:
    +1 cetrizine, aka Zetop or Zista is usually pretty decent.
    wearing a mask is also not a bad idea to help filter the pollens/dust etc
    Zista gives me flu like symptoms, aching body, tiredness.

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    Daynger wrote:
    Im in a similar situation, changing pills helps, just be aware that some cancel out others effectiveness.
    What is this injection?
    you get a steroid injection as it reduces the effects of hay fever over 2-3 months

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    Toolman wrote:
    you could always get a steroid shot or pills if it is that bad.
    +1 for the steroid options, made a huge difference for me as others have said often a brand became ineffective or others I had issues with drowsiness which is no good for my job.

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    Mutton wrote:
    Move to Australia.
    Since I moved to Aussie ~12 years ago, I've had way more skin problems/allergies etc. than I ever had in NZ. Every time I go back to NZ, everything clears up.

    I guess the reverse could be true too.

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    Mine has been terrible so far this season as well. Not so much runny noses but very itchy eyes and a slight cough. It's quite different.
    Sometimes I just say f-it and take a Phenergan, but I get a bit of a hangover from it the next day.

    My day to day is Loratadine (2x, then more later in the day if I need it), and if I was good and remembered to take flixonase nasal spray every day I would probably be better off.

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    Mines kinda subsided, less sneezing and congestion has all but gone

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    Each person tends to be different, just have to try different ones to find out what works best for you, for me it's Zista tablets.