Severe Allergic Rhinitis

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Hello I have been suffering from chronic allergic rhinitis for the past 5 years. It began as hayfever then gradually progressed onto allergic rhinitis then Asthma. I am on Antihistamines for life but have come off them due to pregnancy. The Allergic Rhinitis is an absolute nightmare it affects my daily life to such an extent I am unable to go outdoors due to constant runny nose mainly, blocked sinuses and facial pain. I go through tons of boxes of tissues a week and the symptoms are debilitating and I am limited to what I can do because every second of the day I spend blowing my nose. If I try to plug up my nose it gets so congested more comes out. From the minute I wake up sneeze that's it. It then stays for an average of up to 10 hours a day just running like a tap, I am driven to the point where I just want to remove my nose for good since I heard surgery does not help. I use an air purifier at home 24hours a day, I have tried every type of medication loratadine, chloraphenanmine, piriton etc,  steroid nasal sprays and sea water sterimar allergy response plus nasal douching yet nothing works!! I have been to so many appointments yet no help is around even the consultant at the hospital with the camera up my nose sees one polyp and says there's nothing that can be done... Really!? Please just cut off my nose I wish there was a cure because honestly I feel I don't have a normal life anymore.  Please let there be a cure.

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    I feel ur pain my dear I have been suffering also for about 5 years and yes it is very debilitating. As I am writing this I am suffering from a flare up. People have no idea what u go through when suffering from such an ailment. Like u I have tried everything including acupuncture and seeing a chiropractor and still no consistent relief. I have stayed away from surgery because I have heard there is no guarantee it is going to help.  It is so frustrating not knowing from day to day I am going to feel. I can not help but I can let u know that U r not the only one. My worst time is anytime  I wake up. The drainage r some days the lack of is so awful.   So like I mentioned above I know ur pain 

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    Hi Garnet88

    As a chronic sufferer from hay fever, rhinitis, and allergic sinusitis for over 50 years I can appreciate your concern.

    I now have no allergy problems whatsoever, after spending a lifetime on "helpful" drugs and seeing many specialists. The answer was simply taking Evening Primrose Oil. It works completely, unassisted by antihistamines, inhalants, nose drops, and allergy tablets couch as sinutabs. No drugs or analgesics required.

    Evening Primrose Oil desensitises the nervous system, so that the body does not react to normal irritants. It works in about 4 hours and lasts for a further 24 hours, so one 1000mg capsule daily is normally sufficient. It is not a drug, so it has no adverse side affects, and it does not affect mental ability.

    It is always important to avoid obvious irritants such as MSG and cigarette smoke.

    Try Evening Primrose Oil for two weeks and see if it is a cure for your problems.

    Kind regards Ray.

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      Hello Raymond thank you for the swift reply I will try Evening Primrose Oil but have to check if that is safe in pregnancy. We live in a smoke free environment but not steered away from MSG yet so will give that a go. 

      It will be a relief if it works so I will update this post if it does 🙂

      Have a good day 

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    hi.i have allergy for 4 years.

    tried all tge medcine.

    just probitioc help me! you can test

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      Hi 

      Thank you for the reply, is it Probiotic Yoghurt such as Activia? Unfortunately I cannot tolerate yoghurt because of my IBS it irritates the lining of my stomach. 

      You could also try Evening Primrose Oil Capsules to see if that will help with your allergy.

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      hi.i have lactose intloance, so

      i use probiotic supplement.

      i tried evning primrose oil.i can say this is help.

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      Ok I will also try a Probiotic alternative thank you. Is it powder form?

      Lately have been trying out Manuka honey to ease off the allergies and found that it seemed to help unless coincidentally I didn't suffer from Rhinitis that day.

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      i just find tablet and capsul of probiotic in my country.

      i suffer dry, itchy skin and eye and stmoch problem too.

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      All the allergies including Eczema seem to be closely related as I have these conditions too but not from birth. I also have contact dermatitis which there are certsin subsrances i need to avoid. I get prescription for hydrocortisone mild steroid form for Eyelids but careful not to get into the eye. It works well, have you tried? Onl use for a couple of days to reduce symptoms althpugh I don't have the itchy eyes all the time just runny nose.

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    i tried hydrocortizone.little help but it has very side effect for me : deprestaion and anexiety.

    i have dryeye syndrome and have lot fungal and mite problem.

    i always use much antibiotic and smoking.after this my allergy and all probem start.(4years ago).i think my got flura destroyed.

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    Hi Garnet, I totally understand how you feel. I have it similar. It feels like something is irritating inside my nose constantly, like I can feel that irritation in my nose, you know that feeling you get in your nose just before you sneeze, except its all day long. 

    I have found avoiding smells, soap, deodrant, cleaning products helps alot. I have been on Evening Primrose for 1 week now, not noticed any real different but I actually think its possible it may have helped but I am not sure if its coincidence or not as I have times its not as bad as others. 

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      Hi Mike

      Thank you for the reply.  I was beginning to think I was the only one with this nuisance. Do you get that everyday? I agree for me it is avoiding fragrances like air fresheners, perfume and smoke is a must. I can't even place any air freshener in the car or bathroom. I have yet to try the Evening Primrose but I have tried Manuka Honey which is helping. I read that it has a good effect on Sinusitis. 

      Hope you feel a difference with the Evening Primrose. 

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    Hi Garnet,

    Yes every single day. I was totally horrendus, beyond anything I could ever imagine it was that bad at one point until I stopped using Deodrant, cleaning sprays. shampoo etc etc...once I stopped using ANYTHING that had smells to it it actually settled down so much. However, its still there though but not as bad as before. 

    Which country do you live in? I dont know why it started for me? almost like one day I didnt have it then the next day I did. I moved to Scotland, UK and wondering if it was the enviroment.

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      hi mike. I recommend you see a psychiatrist. I will do this.my brother has allergies too. he is much better after taking Wellbutrin (bupropion)
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      I live in the UK and this year Pollen season is pretty bad and having good weather is a downside for allergies but I find that when it rains the Rhinitis is not triggered. I suppose up North is better less Pollen there. I haven't always had this it just appeared one day. We need to avoid certain substances to make our lives better. Also you can try an Air Purifier Mike.

      Thank you but I prefer to leave comments on this page.

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