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View Poll Results: Are you allergic to anything?
tree pollen 14 38.89%
ragweed and other plants 19 52.78%
pet dander 12 33.33%
mold 15 41.67%
dust 16 44.44%
food 10 27.78%
perfumes, powders and other scented items 12 33.33%
other...what is it? 11 30.56%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-29-2009, 08:27 AM
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I'm allergic to Excederin and Noxema. If I take Excederin I lose my eyesite for a couple of hours. Very bad. And Noxema breaks me out.
I've found that the older I get the worse I have hayfever. Like this year I'm sneezing and sniffling more. Its not bad enough where I need to take anything to releave the symptoms yet.
I try to avoid taking any medications because the side effects are usually worse.
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:16 PM
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I have year round allergies and allergic to certain medications (Penicillin is at the top of my list). I use to take allergy medicine (Allegra-D was the most recent) until our last doctor / Pharmacy tampered with the time usage (12 hour vs 24 hour) and I could not get either side to change the timing back.
So for now I just suffer through it - it is not as bad as I was when I was a child (up here), and I am more alert to the symptoms and reactions then I once was... and I take other measures to avoid the situation as much as possible - common sense wise. For example: not being outside / swatting when bees are around.
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:54 PM
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I am allergic to nickel in jewelry. It started when I got my ears pierced years ago. I can wear gold, silver & hypo-allergenic(ss) jewelry. The cheap stuff makes me itch & break out where it touches my skin.


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Old 05-30-2009, 03:15 PM
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Before we moved from the CA west coast, I was only allergic to penicillin, and had hayfever. After moving to the midsouth however, I now have asthma, severly allergic to mold, tree pollen, dust, daffodills, and a whole assortment of pollen producers. I also developed an allergy to codine (like in cough syrup) which gives me flu like symptoms. I'm on 2 oral inhailers, 2 nasil inhailers, perscription eye drops and 3 perscription meds. It is expensive!
I'm very happy NOT to be allergic to animal dander. Which is a good thing since we have 2 dogs and an old cat! Georgie, Frankie and Prissy are also happy about it. lol
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:28 AM
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There are no allergies in my family except for me. I am allergic to general aneasthesia (sp?). It causes my throat to swell up and my heart to stop. I died once on it and had to be resus'd and I was on life support the second time. The last time I was only under for 10 minutes and although I was very sick for days afterwards I was OK - so hoping the allergy is going/gone now and was just a childhood thing.

Unfortunately, until the next time I need to be put under we won't know if I'm still allergic or not!

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Old 06-01-2009, 04:56 AM
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DD1 is allergic to succinycholine, it is used during surgery to paralize you. It is to be out of your system within about 5 minutes, it takes more than an hour for her.
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:47 AM
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I have a chemical reaction to a situation that occur to me yrs ago, so if perfumes, powders and other scented items is used to much, I can't breathe.. Like hair salons that is using to much chemicals on a certain day I can't breathe and hve to leave, othe days I might be able to do it because the chemical is not high.
so I never know when it goint to strike it ugly head at me.
I used to love the small of mow grass, but finding as I get older it bothes me and cut off my air supply.
I can't do codine either for it breaks me out as well as make me itch like crazy.

On some days don't know what causes it but I will start to itch and start swelling, taking a cold shower/bath only makes it worse, and again never know when it will occur.. For one day I'm fine and the next day in the same area, doing the same thing and nothing occurs. so I'm just on the look out and know the signs of when it going to start up on me.
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:16 AM
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I am allergic to codeine, and pappain (used in meat tenderizer).
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:22 AM
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I have a chronic back condition, and a few years ago, my specialist tried a new technique to squeeze papaiin in between the vertrabrae, to replace the disc that had leaked out. After the surgery and back at home, I broke out in giant hives for one whole night. Upon going back for my checkup I told him about the hives, and he said that I was now allergic to papaiin. It would have been nice if I had been told ahead of time what to expect.!
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:36 PM
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Sarah-Jean, my friend also had that issue. She has to carry a medical card stattin she is allergic _______ She can have surgery, but they have to use another anasesia, and not the general. Check with your dr. and see if you might need to do the same.

Missibob meat tenderizer bothers me to. I use beer or wine (sometimes citrus juice). I don't drink much but I cook with it because it tenderizes and has a good flavor. I was also told to rub a tough piece of meat with baking soda and let sit 1 hour, then rinse off and it would be tender. It does work oddly enough.

Back pain is the pits! Can't sit, stand or lay down without pain. My Chairopractor had me taking glucosimine and using an ice pack (pinched nerve). It took about 4 month before I started noticing a big improvement in all my joints. I was taking one 1500 mil am and pm. It will start to re-grow the soft connective tissue between joints. Don't know if this will help you but worked well for me......... until I pinched another nerve wresling with the dog while giving him a bath. From now on they go to Petco!

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