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Old 09-09-2013, 10:04 AM
 
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Prednisone, wipes them out immediately.
Yep, no medicine I've ever taken nor any neti pot, steam, etc has made my sinues drain faster. However I don't like the side effects that come with it.

Also, I take either Allegra or Zyrtec as well. I think the body becomes immune to these types of drugs and they don't work after afterwhile so I try not to take them too often. That's what happened to me with Claritin, worked great for a while, but now does nothing.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Homeopathic allergy remedies always worked for my inhalant allergies.
They worked as well as any of those you are taking without any bad side effects.
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:12 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Took Zyrtec for a second time last night...this time it kept me up, I'm still sniffling a little too. I also noticed that it makes me quite irritable, & it makes me pee a LOT.
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:49 AM
 
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DH and I bit the bullet in April and started a regimen of allergy shots. We are at the peak of the 12 months program as far as dosage and concentration of shots is concerned. No problems playing with our cats, no problems cutting grass or working outside. No medication at all.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:46 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I was thinking about going back to Allegra but never helps sinuses. I'm thinking either Allegra D or Claritin D...
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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I have always had very bad allergies since I was 3 years old. When I hit 46 years of age or so I started to have terrible sinus infections 3 or 4 times a year so I was on Z-Pack prescriptions each time - sometimes I'd have to have a second round of antibiotics to clear out the infection. Miserable stuff for sure. One pharmacist recommended Singular - she said it might help. I began taking Singular every day and have never missed a pill - it is the #1 most prescribed allergy medication - it is not an antihistamine and it has few side effects. I have never had another sinus infection - it has been 16 years ago that I took my first pill. Singulair does not work for everyone but it works beautifully for me.

I also take a prescription nose spray each day - Nasonex which helps also and I change out my antihistamine every 2 years or so. My allergist said you need to change antihistamines every couple of years or sometimes more often - and he is right. I now live in the Ohio Valley - allergy sufferers are everywhere but I often skip my antihistamine now because it causes my eyes to be overly dry and I hate fussing with the artificial tears. Still no sign of sinus infection as long as I take my Singulair and nose spray each day.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:39 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I took Allegra D for the first time today. I am definately feeling better but, it did make me quite loopy. Having trouble getting work done here at my job...Hoping that will wear off the more I take it over the next few days. I need to get this cleared up for my wedding next weekend.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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I took Allegra D for the first time today. I am definately feeling better but, it did make me quite loopy. Having trouble getting work done here at my job...Hoping that will wear off the more I take it over the next few days. I need to get this cleared up for my wedding next weekend.
As I said, try Singular. Antihistimines alone are not enough. A good prescription nasal spray and Singular along with an antihistimine will probably do the trick.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:53 PM
 
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For years I've taken Allegra 180. This year, for the first time I got an ear infection. Had no idea they were related until I saw the doctor.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:58 PM
 
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Allegra-D contains a really good decongestant, pseudoephedrine. I think it's the same as Clariton-D. They both work for me and nothing else works at all--I think I must have tried everything at least once over the years.
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