Allergy Shots

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Marty657, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. Marty657

    Marty657 Member

    Location:
    Upland
    Name:
    Marty
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz TB2C
    My seasonal allergies now seem to be year round. Been kicking my butt for the last month and turned into a major infection last week. The most intense headache I have ever had. On antibiotics and antibacterial drugs now for 2 weeks.

    None of the OTC remedies seem work anymore. Does anyone have any insight or use the injections? I've read that they are a big improvement in managing allergies but would like to hear from someone who actually use them. Thanks all.
     
  2. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    My wife is allergic to just about everything and suffered sinus infections and other various miseries constantly. She has been receiving injections for several yrs. now I think it is once every 3 weeks and it's a tremendous help for her. She swears by them.
     
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  3. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo (South Orange County)
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Canfield The One '12
    I've had on and off sinus issues for 6 month or so. It got so bad a couple months ago that I went to an allergist, who did the 'skin prick' test of 80+ different allergens. I was not allergic to any of them. Sinus issue cleared up on its own until a couple weeks ago, now full on again. Constantly blowing gunk out that has a lovely yellow-green color and the thickness of molasses, so it is definitely an infection now. Primary doc game me an antibiotic a week ago. No help, so he gave me a stronger one today.

    Sudafed generic usually helps clear the sinus at least temporarily. Doc doesn't want me to take it regularly because it increases blood pressure which I've had some problems with. The nose spray "Afrin" works great also for a couple hours, but if you use it more than a few days regularly it dries things up so much I start blowing blood out. Doc says 3 days max then take a week off of it.

    So no real solution for me yet. Buy some stock in kleenex or puffs I guess...
     
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  4. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    I did allergy shots for several years as a kid, my brothers and I had bad allergies-I mean hospital visits for petting a cat or rolling in the grass-bad. I still have them but now any otc pill generally takes care of it if I take it before being exposed. Our family Dr. credited the shots with the improvement and took me off sometime in my teens.
     
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  5. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Never done allergy shots but I too seem to have allergies year round for the past few. Flonase seems to keep it manageable most of the time for me but once in a long while during a strong High Pressure system, I will get that nagging sinus headache that only psuedoephedrine can tame.

    Could me the con-trails, laced with allergens. If the Govt keeps us sick, they will make more money through the pharmaceutical companies.
     
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  6. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Yeeesh. Sorry to hear of all this year-round misery. I am sitting here with an earache, that seems sinus related. Last time I had a severe sinus infection, it triggered Bell's Palsy. Still drooping in some places as a result. :oops:
     
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  7. Dirtrider....

    Dirtrider.... Member

    Location:
    Tustin
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley v2
    Netti pot has changed my life... i use it multiple times a day when allergies and dust are kicking my butt. i still use otc zertec and flownase along with prescription inhaler as needed. but netti pot has helped me soo much i highly recommend it
     
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  8. Marty657

    Marty657 Member

    Location:
    Upland
    Name:
    Marty
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz TB2C
    Thanks, been doing the Netti for years, it helps and is probably the only thing keeping me sane. Your routine looks like mine and it used to work but no longer effective. Just made an app to see an allergist to give it a try.

    Thanks all for the replies and info.:thumbsup:
     
  9. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    @Marty657 I do not know what kind of diet you have. Your allergies could be related to the food you eat or are not eating. One major way for your body to tell you it doesn't like what you are putting into it. Is by having an allergic reaction to it. check the article on the link below. Good place to start, just FYI

    https://www.everydayhealth.com/allergy-photos/allergies-and-food.aspx
     
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  10. Marty657

    Marty657 Member

    Location:
    Upland
    Name:
    Marty
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz TB2C
    Thanks Redman for the info, good stuff. My diet virtually mirrors the article. Been a fitness nut most of my life and allergies were not to bad until I got in my late 50's. It is looking like the shots are my next option., I'll find out next week.
     
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