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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-22-2004, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Allergies?

Is it just me or did it just get really crappy outside since last weekend?

What's the popular OTC non drowsy allergy pill to pop nowadays to ward off this cough/sniffles/blah? Anything out there better than Claritin?
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Have you tried Allegra? I haven't noticed any symptoms yet, but then again some years I never have a problem.
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When they start acting up for me, i use Allegra D. The D is the antihistamine (sp?) or decongestant and that works the best for me. I never use any OTC ones....my parent's doctor always hooks them up with the physician's samples.
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I've tried quite a few allergy medicines and none have worked very well.
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Claritin D seems ok for me. It's OTC now.

Kruz, I know what you're saying. Last year I had virtually no symptoms all summer long.. I thought I may have outgrown the allergies, or they somehow just went away.. NOT. this year I've already been getting hit by it on most of the warmer days that we've had.
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I've been using Claritin-D. My mom takes zyrtec and my brother uses allegra. Apparently zyrtec doesn't work for my brother and allegra doesn't work for my mom, just have to find the one that works best for you.
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I've tried them all...nothing works for me I just deal without. Just be careful with Allegra if you have any blood sugar problem. One of the girls that was supposed stand up in our wedding had a reaction and died the night the girls were fitting for their dresses.

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Claritin -D 12 hour pills. out of all the different ones I've tried those seem tho work the best for me. Although mine dont kick in till the pollen count goes up.




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Allgera is the one i choose to use when I have problems. I'm not sure if it's the reg or the D.


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I use the generic Claritin stuff when it acts up. Benadryl works for me but pretty much knocks me out. I only take that stuff at night before bed.

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Re: Allergies?

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Is it just me or did it just get really crappy outside since last weekend?

What's the popular OTC non drowsy allergy pill to pop nowadays to ward off this cough/sniffles/blah? Anything out there better than Claritin?
Claritin works for sh8t. In my experience Allegra works really well or dimetap 12 hour extend tabs.

If you have nothin' to do during the time you have to take the meds though...let's say at night, I'd suggest plain old Benadryl...50mg will get rid off the allergy symptoms quick but you'll be sleepy as hell!!!

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ok, now which ones of those work AND won't kill off a kidney, cause heart attacks, ulcers, baldness, impotence, ....

damn, I was looking at some of the warnings on those boxes. scary shit. maybe I'll just suffer with my sniffles
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Actually, I've been a lot better the last week or so. I mostly just deal with it and kill the worst of the congestion with pseudo-ephedrine (sudafed or my favorite - Wal-Fed)

A doc gave me some Allegra-D (allegra + pseudoephedrine) and it seems to work when I take it.
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ok, now which ones of those work AND won't kill off a kidney, cause heart attacks, ulcers, baldness, impotence, ....

damn, I was looking at some of the warnings on those boxes. scary shit. maybe I'll just suffer with my sniffles
I use Chlortrimezole 12 hour extend tabs and 25mg of Benadryl. I've gotten used to the drowsiness with the Benadryl but if you can hang on and stay awake for an hour and half after you take it you'll be fine.

Dimetapp 12 hour extend tabs used to work wonders until they reformulated it.

In my experience Claritin doesn't work for me but Allegra-D sure works!!!

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