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My eyes are falling out!

What should I do?

  • Over the Counter when it gets bad

    Votes: 2 7.4%
  • Go see an allergist and be on meds

    Votes: 11 40.7%
  • Be a Man and deal with it… (and look stoned most the time)

    Votes: 10 37.0%
  • Other (explain)

    Votes: 4 14.8%

  • Total voters
    27
  • Poll closed .

michaelskis

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Ahhhhh. Flowers and Trees and Pollen everywhere. I have never had too much of a problem with Allergies, but for some reason in the past week, it has beat me down. I am not much for doctors, but I am for feeling better. What do you think I should do.

Right now, I took one 24-hour (over the counter) Claritin D and eye drops.

It has been recommend that I go to see an allergist mainly because of the dramatic diversity of plant material, and things to be allergic to.
 

Floridays

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A lot of us can probably relate to those red eyes and sinus headaches, etc. I use Clariton when it gets bad but I have to use eyedrops every day...I have found that Bausch & Lomb Opcon-A drops work great! If the over the counter stuff isn't cutting it, you'll probably need a script from an M.D.
 

Habanero

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I said "be a man".. but I'm only messing with you. Go get some allergy medication and some good eye drops.
 

The One

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:) A RED WINGS fan that is crying..... I like the sound of that.... :-D
Good luck getting your meds.

By the way, Looks like the Avs. won't make it to the next level :-c
 

Cardinal

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I would go to an allergist, but if the Claritin is not working for you, there may not be much else that can help.
 

B'lieve

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My allergies flared up this week, especially the eyes. I gave up on Claritin a couple years ago, because it wasn't working consistently for me. Sometimes it helped, sometimes it didn't. So I toughed it out like I had last year, until I sneezed several times in front of a class the other day (which the students found entertaining--7th graders are easily amused little devils), and later a student said my red eyes made me look high. Now, Visine eye-drops are working for me (though I love the safety warning: "Accidental swallowing by infants and children may lead to coma and marked reductions in body temperature." 8-! Nothing I have to worry about, but still...) If the Claritin isn't helping after taking it for 3 or 4 days, I'd say go to the doctor.
 
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You can join in the "muslim"-looking tradition that I engage in of kneeling on the floor with my forehead flat on a rug ... and squirting saline solution up my nose to physically wash away the coating of pollen on a daily basis. If you have ever heard of a "netti pot", washing the sinuses is a very old tradition (in yoga, I guess) and non-drug and highly effective.

What I do is described in detail here: http://califmichele.com/saline.html
 

BKM

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I voted "take it like a man" because (as my earlier post indicated), I am pretty skeptical-for me-about the effectiveness of the drugs on the market. I would agree with Michelle-or at a minimum, take lots of showers and wash your face to reduce the pollen accumulation.

My biggest problem right now is none of the ancillary symptoms but asthma. I have that good ol' tight chest feeling a lot now. I hate albuterol :(

OH well, a pretty trivial problem compared to some.
 

michaelskis

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Well, I took Claritin D for two days.. (Fri and Sat) well I also learned that 3 glasses of wine and two beers is not a good thing (even if they are over a 7 hour time frame). Sunday Morning, I thought I was going to die. Not because of a hangover, but because of being severely dehydrated. But you know what, it cleared up my head, and my eyes today remain the correct color with the help of eye drops!

*I also know your deal with Asthma... I was hospitalized for a week when I was in HS... now I make sure I keep it under control. But I rather deal with Allergies than Asthma.
 
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Michele Zone said:
If you have ever heard of a "netti pot", washing the sinuses is a very old tradition (in yoga, I guess) and non-drug and highly effective.
Get thee to the allergist! But I've also heard very good things about the netti pot for allergies. and take a shower every night before you go to bed to rinse the pollen off.
 

mendelman

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I don't deal with allergies, so I can't offer any advise.


But you could make this as an excuse to not have to do counter duty. :-D

They shouldn't want the public to see yu like this.
 
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