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Hay fever sufferers

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  1. markos72
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    [Jun 15, 2012]
    Right I have suffered from hayfever since I was 8 or 9(almost 40 now).
    Was wondering what peeps are usuing as I feel my Benadryl 1 a day just isnt cutting the mustard.
    Unfortunately anything I take has to be non-drowsy,due to working in a safety critical post at work,and having to declare any meds I take to on-call chemist.
    Muchos help appreciated.
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    I feel your pain i suffer with Hayfever, my work entales me to be cutting grass, hedges, strimming etc so not an ideal job to be in however i use piriton non drowsy one tablet a day and im sorted i take it as soon as i get up,

    Hope that helps
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    [Jun 15, 2012]
    Cheers Jamie
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    [Jun 15, 2012]
    Morrisons own non drowsy for me, works a treat. My advice is read the ingredients to whatever you are buying cause the supermarket own brand usually have the same stuff in and you get more for your money
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    [Jun 15, 2012]
    I use Boots own nasal spray, morning and evening. Peachy! Better value than Piritin/becanaze but exact same ingredients.
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    [Jun 15, 2012]
    i ate **** loads of plants and grass and i became immune
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    Friday beer boys have joined the thread :)
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    [Jun 17, 2012]
    I used to get Hayfever every year but not anymore!!

    All you need is CILIT BANG!!!!!..........

    Sorry..........No what really works is a spoonful of local honey every morning........make sure its LOCAL!. I start having a spoonful of honey as soon as i start to feel like hay fever is kicking in and can take a couple of days to work but it works a treat. Its tasty and good for you too so can't complain!
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    [Jun 17, 2012]
    Fexofenadine anti-histamine - I also work in a safety critical environment and get 60 days at a time on a repeat prescription. ;)
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    [Jun 18, 2012]
    I used to suffer badly but i think i grew out of it in my early 20's.
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    I've suffered with Hayfever since a very young age, tried every kind of medication out there and absolutely nothing has ever worked for me. Worst part is when I wake up in the morning - my throat feels like something crawled up in there and died, and my eyes make me look like some kind of addict. I can't offer any advice but I can certainly say you're not alone!
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    Thats the same stuff as I've been using recently it works well although I've ran out and now got some herbal stuff my mum recommended and its ****.

    I did use to take Lemon Grass pills when I was younger to build up an immunity to hayfever and it did work as for five or six years I stopped getting hayfever, although it is back now :(
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    I use fexofenadine too (Telfast120), but think I need to step up my dose - the 120mg isn't really working as well as it used to. Loratadine and other over the counter ones are just rubbish. I'd need a whole pack per day if I'm working outside.
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    i try and do a few years without tablets then just take one when It feels bad the tablets seem to work better for me in this way. Seem to build up a imunatity to them if you that too many. I can remember the doctor changing my tablets every few yaers as they stop being effective.
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    [Jun 19, 2012]
    Tesco own brand Hayfever tablets work the best for me, used to do the nasal spray and eye drops bit not any more.
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    [Jun 19, 2012]
    Luckily I grew out of the nasal spray and eye-drops phase when I was about 13. If I don't take any tablets, go run around a forest then rub my eyes, they can still get nice and puffy though.
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    [Jun 19, 2012]
    its pissing me off today! keep getting itchy eyes although i thought i had lost that a few years back.
    I currently use Piriteeze and pirinase which seems to work ok for me... as others have said i dont take it all the time as i dont want to build up an immunity to the tablets.

    i might have to go and get some eye drops though if this keeps up
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    [Jun 19, 2012]
    I just sneeze a lot. And I mean a LOT. Even with the tablets too much sun will get me going.
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