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Posted by: Seraffa, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 12:18am
The grass pollen got me this afternoon and I was trying to ward off any beginnings of a sinus infection or mastoiditis. The only things I had available were milk thistle, soy yogurt and benadryl so I took em all since I had no Histidine instead of the Benadryl.

I'm not getting what feels like a fever like I sometimes do, but 20 min after the  benadryl it feels like all blood is rushing up to my head and lymph nodes as if something is in early inflammation, and my head feels big. So I have to lie down anyway, though I'm not terribly sleepy.

Does anyone still use Benadryl, or not?

~A grateful nonnie.

Posted by: Spring, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 12:42am; Reply: 1
I haven't been able to take Benadryl for over thirty years. Makes me have really bad chest pains. Have you tried stinging nettle? Works wonders for many people. I love it.
Posted by: Beachgirl, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 1:57am; Reply: 2
I can only take the children's liquid when absolutely necessary & I only take 2 tsp., not 4.  The adult version gives me chest pains & tachycardia as well.
Posted by: 18545 (Guest), Sunday, April 22, 2012, 1:59am; Reply: 3
Benadryl messes with me too...makes me feel like I'm dying.
Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 2:42am; Reply: 4
Stopped taking it at least 5 years ago.  Even then, I bought only the dye-free version, clear, in a gel cap.  For many years, I rely on Bromelain/Quercetin combo and Nettle leaf.  And daily nasal/sinus saline rinses as needed.  Also saline eye cup rinses when my eyes are affected.
Posted by: Seraffa, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 3:26am; Reply: 5
Quoted from Spring
I haven't been able to take Benadryl for over thirty years. Makes me have really bad chest pains. Have you tried stinging nettle? Works wonders for many people. I love it.


Sorry - I wrote milk thistle instead of stinging nettle. Yes I took my stinging nettle and didn't know whether it has to "build up" in the system to go into effect, or not.
Posted by: Seraffa, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 3:27am; Reply: 6
Quoted from Beachgirl
I can only take the children's liquid when absolutely necessary & I only take 2 tsp., not 4.  The adult version gives me chest pains & tachycardia as well.


Ew.
Posted by: Seraffa, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 3:28am; Reply: 7
Quoted from 18545
Benadryl messes with me too...makes me feel like I'm dying.


Wow.
Posted by: Seraffa, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 3:28am; Reply: 8
Quoted from Victoria
Stopped taking it at least 5 years ago.  Even then, I bought only the dye-free version, clear, in a gel cap.  For many years, I rely on Bromelain/Quercetin combo and Nettle leaf.  And daily nasal/sinus saline rinses as needed.  Also saline eye cup rinses when my eyes are affected.


Nice.
Posted by: Rodney, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 6:19pm; Reply: 9
benadryl and Sudogest have been keeping me breathing for the last few weeks.. Arg.
first Judy then I came down with a horrible head cold which turned in to a full blown sinus and ear infection. I hate taking the meds but have no choice, the headaches due to pressure are unbearable if we don't have some thing to keep things moving. adding this and sleep apnea which I was recently diagnosed with has been a real challenge to say the least.
BTW hope everyone is doing well.
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 7:09pm; Reply: 10
Good to see you Rodney, but sorry that you are fighting a sinus junket...  

Have you been able tobe relatively compliant recently, or has that slipped?
Since I have been able to maintain almost 100% compliance, and mostly beneficials, I haven't had any sinus issues except for short detox bouts...

Get better soon!
Posted by: deblynn3, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 7:47pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from Rodney
benadryl and Sudogest have been keeping me breathing for the last few weeks.. Arg.
first Judy then I came down with a horrible head cold which turned in to a full blown sinus and ear infection. I hate taking the meds but have no choice, the headaches due to pressure are unbearable if we don't have some thing to keep things moving. adding this and sleep apnea which I was recently diagnosed with has been a real challenge to say the least.
BTW hope everyone is doing well.


I take the Allergy & Sinus Headache after two days worth of headache. My only allergy symptom left now that I take quercetin everyday and drink lots of yerba mate tea.

The allergy protocol by nap is great, their stone root will help heal your membranes. Worked great for BD.
Posted by: Seraffa, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 8:23pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from Rodney
benadryl and Sudogest have been keeping me breathing for the last few weeks.. Arg.
first Judy then I came down with a horrible head cold which turned in to a full blown sinus and ear infection. I hate taking the meds but have no choice, the headaches due to pressure are unbearable if we don't have some thing to keep things moving. adding this and sleep apnea which I was recently diagnosed with has been a real challenge to say the least.
BTW hope everyone is doing well.


We are doing ok here (thank you!!) no more fighting; my mother needs to change her depression and ADD meds because of her condition; it's a journey of observation and learning along WITH her.

BTW the pollen counts rise and fall over here and its only lately I'm starting to identify which pollinates when. This week its GRASSES......  ::)
Posted by: Seraffa, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 8:25pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from deblynn3


I take the Allergy & Sinus Headache after two days worth of headache. My only allergy symptom left now that I take quercetin everyday and drink lots of yerba mate tea.

The allergy protocol by nap is great, their stone root will help heal your membranes. Worked great for BD.


If you are taking quercetin every day, do you mind if I ask what allergens are in your area?
Posted by: 14442 (Guest), Sunday, April 22, 2012, 8:39pm; Reply: 14
I took a lot of benadryl as a kid.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 9:29pm; Reply: 15
I always keep benadryl in the house, as emergency first-aid in case of a life-threatening allergic reaction (along with the epi-pen that my son's friend leaves here so he won't forget to bring it when he visits. He has numerous severe allergies and is here a lot, and has several epi-pens.)

I also have another kind of allergy medicine; loratadine 10mg; the kind you only need to take once a day. I've  been taking that all spring, since the tree pollen has gotten crazy, and DD1 and DS have been taking it lately too. Benadryl is more powerful and sometimes works when the other allergy med doesn't- for poison ivy or hives or so many mosquito bites that a child can't sleep. I also use it occasionally as a sleep aid (but not when I'm already taking the other allergy med.)

In the past week, I've stopped eating even my beneficial cheeses (though I still eat butter and ghee) and I've been drinking nettle tea daily. After another week of this routine,  I want to see how I do off the allergy meds.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 9:41pm; Reply: 16
I carry it around in case of stinging insects. BTW did you know that some roaches can sting? Thankfully fireants aren't on the list.
Posted by: deblynn3, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 10:06pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from Seraffa


If you are taking quercetin every day, do you mind if I ask what allergens are in your area?


Right now grasses are high, I live out in the country. We have pollen of some kind all year. The mulberry trees, oaks are the hardest on me. We have ceder and juniper all year round.

Spring use to be my "summer cold" period, I haven't had the runny noise for two year. (I've been taking quercetin for about 2 1/2years)

Grasses and weeds give me headaches. This year with the counts so high I've needed the benadryl a couple of times, last year when the pollen wasn't as bad I never needed it.  

Before I lived on claritin D  everyday all year.  
Posted by: Spring, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 11:32pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from Seraffa
Sorry - I wrote milk thistle instead of stinging nettle. Yes I took my stinging nettle and didn't know whether it has to "build up" in the system to go into effect, or not.


I wondered if you meant stinging nettle.  :) It only takes about twenty minutes for it to start clearing things up for me. But yours may have needed more help than mine usually do. In earlier years I took it every single day during spring, summer and fall. I never had problems. I only take it now when something starts bothering me.
Posted by: Spring, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 11:44pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
I carry it around in case of stinging insects. BTW did you know that some roaches can sting? Thankfully fireants aren't on the list.


What on earth does a stinging roach look like? Shudder to the max!!! I saw a long, skinny one with "horns" some time ago that looked pretty menacing. UGH! He made a satisfying crunch, though, when I blammed him!!  ;D If I ever see any sort of roach, anywhere, I go totally beserk! Once in a blue moon one hides in the newspaper and gets a free ride into my house, but, believe me, they don't live to see the light of another day!! If I'm on the phone or whatever, and I see one, it goes one way and I go after the roach! Thankfully, my relatives and friends don't nearly have heart attacks anymore.... During the summer months I give the paper a good stomp while I am still outside - but once in a while I forget.
Posted by: Spring, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 11:47pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from deblynn3
(I've been taking quercetin for about 2 1/2years)  


I take it every day too. If I get a sting or touch poison plants, I take more than usual, plus Vitamin C.
Posted by: Rodney, Monday, April 23, 2012, 3:34pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from Seraffa


We are doing ok here (thank you!!) no more fighting; my mother needs to change her depression and ADD meds because of her condition; it's a journey of observation and learning along WITH her.

BTW the pollen counts rise and fall over here and its only lately I'm starting to identify which pollinates when. This week its GRASSES......  ::)


That's good!
Depression is a serious illness hope your mom gets a handle on it.
I know I have been dealing with the condition since {forced} retirement.
people {friends?} are funny once they hear I am not working it's hay buddy how about fixing this or doing that for me since your not doing anything! Wrong I am doing plenty trying to get and keep health. since the knee replacement I have not recovered completely and has 2 shoulder surgeries a few month ago to add to a compromised immune system. A combination of RX meds and following a healthy lifestyle are keeping me going. It could be much worse. I feel this sinus and ear infection is in part do to all of the years of painting and compromising my respiratory system form the 30 + years of body work painting and being in contact with chemicals. I am feeling the this illness is a cleansing of my system from all the discharge I've had over the past weeks. This along with the fever I've had is killing ugly things in my body.. At least that's what I am going with. good will come of all of this pain.

My sleep Dr. recommends Benadryl at night to aid in sleeping for me she said it is better that ambien and other sleep aids.

At times Judy will need to take a handful of Benadryl when her eyes start to swell shut due to allergies and when she gets stung by a bee or wasp same thing, we have to take them with us every where or it could be a real bad deal for her.
And it seems so far the bees and wasp are out in force early this spring.
  
Yes Joe I've been eating healthy lots of fruits and veggies, turkey on and on... my down fall is Pizza. Should have never learned how to make a delicious crust.

our pollen count has been med to hi which has added to are breathing issues.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/health/allergies/weather/USOR0031

Posted by: Victoria, Monday, April 23, 2012, 4:50pm; Reply: 22
Hi Rodney,
Always good to hear from you.  :)

Seems like pizza would not be so bad if you are using compliant ingredients.  You could pull it off easier than a lot of us could.  
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, April 23, 2012, 7:20pm; Reply: 23
For my sinus, I take Sudafed Red (the one where you have to show your license) to drain it out. Benedryl dries it up and keeps it up there causing an infection. After 20 years of sinus infections I finally figured out what works for me.  I start out using Ocean salin spray. I use that a lot, sometimes 3 times a day when I feel 'pollinated' It washes the pollin  out of my sinus.  It's like a portable neti pot. I can get the same affect.  And I just found a sinus spray that really seems to kill bacteria without taking Rx. It's called Silver Sinus. It kills a sinus infection dead in it's track..So far it worked well for me. It's colloidal silver spray but it's very small particles that won't cause a problem. I also  like the product from NAP, Collinsonia. That seems to open up the sinus caveties.  

I used to use steam a lot but since I started the neti pot and then I switched to Ocean, I don't seem to need the steam.

Hi Rodney :)
Posted by: Seraffa, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 6:20am; Reply: 24
Quoted from 14442
I took a lot of benadryl as a kid.


I don't know if I want to take it anymore.
Posted by: Seraffa, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 6:25am; Reply: 25
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
I carry it around in case of stinging insects. BTW did you know that some roaches can sting? Thankfully fireants aren't on the list.


EEEEKKK!  :o
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 6:32am; Reply: 26
Well it is the only thing that work for me
- I have used it the last 20 years or more
- I dont use it much anymore since my allergy ( grass ) seems much less severe - but In the high summer I use aprox 1 tablet a day .
Never had any side effects  :-/
Posted by: Seraffa, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 6:35am; Reply: 27
Quoted from Rodney


That's good!
Depression is a serious illness hope your mom gets a handle on it.
I know I have been dealing with the condition since {forced} retirement.
people {friends?} are funny once they hear I am not working it's hay buddy how about fixing this or doing that for me since your not doing anything! Wrong I am doing plenty trying to get and keep health. since the knee replacement I have not recovered completely and has 2 shoulder surgeries a few month ago to add to a compromised immune system. A combination of RX meds and following a healthy lifestyle are keeping me going. It could be much worse. I feel this sinus and ear infection is in part do to all of the years of painting and compromising my respiratory system form the 30 + years of body work painting and being in contact with chemicals. I am feeling the this illness is a cleansing of my system from all the discharge I've had over the past weeks. This along with the fever I've had is killing ugly things in my body.. At least that's what I am going with. good will come of all of this pain.

My sleep Dr. recommends Benadryl at night to aid in sleeping for me she said it is better that ambien and other sleep aids.

At times Judy will need to take a handful of Benadryl when her eyes start to swell shut due to allergies and when she gets stung by a bee or wasp same thing, we have to take them with us every where or it could be a real bad deal for her.
And it seems so far the bees and wasp are out in force early this spring.
  
Yes Joe I've been eating healthy lots of fruits and veggies, turkey on and on... my down fall is Pizza. Should have never learned how to make a delicious crust.

our pollen count has been med to hi which has added to are breathing issues.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/health/allergies/weather/USOR0031



Wow. That is epic cleansing. Gosh, sending both of you (((hugs your way))))
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