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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:43 pm 
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It's spring over here, and the allergies have started to hit me...lots of sneezing, runny nose-ing, and itchy eye-ing. Anyone have any good herbal remedies for this? I hear nettle is supposed to be quite good for that sort of thing, am trying to find some at the moment. Anybody have any luck with this or anything else?

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 Post subject: Re: allergies
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:08 am 
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A neti pot can help relieve congestion. Beyond that, I have to rely on several allergy meds and I'm still suffering, but would be worse without them. I've heard the nettle thing, but it didn't work for me.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:44 pm 
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Up your vitamin c intake (helps lower histamine levels)... Neti pot twice a day... Hope for the best.

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 Post subject: Re: allergies
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:27 pm 
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I am sneezing 20-30 times a day and constantly blowing my nose, it's terrible.

I take a tablet with vit C, garlic, horseradish and it's meant to help with allergies.

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 Post subject: Re: allergies
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:32 am 
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CNA wrote:
Up your vitamin c intake (helps lower histamine levels)

I didn't know that. Thanks. It's worth a try.

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 Post subject: Re: allergies
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:36 pm 
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oh wow, i've never heard of a neti pot - just wiki'd it, what a bizarre little invention! thanks for the advice!

i'll also have to get on the vit-c uptake. *sneeze*

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 Post subject: Re: allergies
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:17 pm 
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I don't know anything about nettles, but here's what's been helpful for me:

1) using the Neti pot
2) eliminating wheat - I know this won't be the case for everyone, but it turns out I have a wheat sensitivity that really exacerbates my seasonal allergy symptoms.
3) eliminating dairy - not an issue for vegans, but when I was pre-vegan, I figured out that dairy made my allergies worse.

Prior to discovering these things, I was incapacitated by allergies for several weeks during spring, even with taking prescription meds. Now, I only need to take prescription meds every few days during allergy season. And this past spring, I ate some wheat thinking, "How bad could it be?" and paid for it with bad allergies for the next 24 hours. If I eat wheat during non-allergy season, I just get tired and cranky and bloated.

Hope this helps!

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 Post subject: Re: allergies
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 Post subject: Re: allergies
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:40 pm 
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ahhh, thankyou, I didn't see that :s

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:10 am 
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ahhh, thankyou, I didn't see that :s


it's okay - i'm all over the sneezies :D

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