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Old 06-28-2011, 08:57 AM
 
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I've been here four and a half years. I came with no allergies. I now have raging mold allergies. Apparently, allergy shots are not effective against mold, so that is out. I'm rinsing my sinuses multipal times a day, taking Allegra and Flonase, and treating my cough and headache with Advil, warm drinks, and cough drops. I've had many doctor visits, but at this point I've been told I'm just going to have to learn to live with the symptoms. Grrrrrr!

Have any of you out there fled Austin for cleaner air? I love my job, house, etc, but if I don't get any relief, I don't know that it is worth it.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Where I live.
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That is the primary reason I wouldn't live in Central Texas. My allergies rage whenever I visit family in the area south of Austin. Cedar/juniper, cedar elm, oak, you name it, Austin has it.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Greater Seattle, WA Metro Area
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When my husband plead with me to leave Austin, it was one of his Top 3 reasons. He suffered along with one of my sons pretty badly.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:07 AM
 
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Yesterday was bad, but today is much better. Zyrtec and the netti pot seem to help me. Of course if I had it as bad as you then yes I might be looking for a new address as much as I love Austin.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Many years ago I was severely allergic to cedar, mold, cats, and many other things common in Austin (but not dogs!). I was tested, and took shots for some time. I eventually abandoned them, and simply chose to take over the counter meds. As the years have gone by, they hardly bother me at all. My kids (high school-college) are sensitive at certain times of year, but Xyrtec does a good job.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Broomfield, CO
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Of the MANY MANY reasons to leave Austin, allergies would fall way down there on the list.


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I've been here four and a half years. I came with no allergies. I now have raging mold allergies. Apparently, allergy shots are not effective against mold, so that is out. I'm rinsing my sinuses multipal times a day, taking Allegra and Flonase, and treating my cough and headache with Advil, warm drinks, and cough drops. I've had many doctor visits, but at this point I've been told I'm just going to have to learn to live with the symptoms. Grrrrrr!

Have any of you out there fled Austin for cleaner air? I love my job, house, etc, but if I don't get any relief, I don't know that it is worth it.
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I've been here four and a half years. I came with no allergies. I now have raging mold allergies. Apparently, allergy shots are not effective against mold, so that is out. I'm rinsing my sinuses multipal times a day, taking Allegra and Flonase, and treating my cough and headache with Advil, warm drinks, and cough drops. I've had many doctor visits, but at this point I've been told I'm just going to have to learn to live with the symptoms. Grrrrrr!

Have any of you out there fled Austin for cleaner air? I love my job, house, etc, but if I don't get any relief, I don't know that it is worth it.
How long have you been treating the allergies? The shots do help, but it did take 18 months or so before I started feeling much improvement. I do have mold and cedar allergies, They have never gone away, but I do have them under control and can manage with an occasional sinus rinse and nasal sprays. I don't think I took more then 2 or 3 oral medications all year.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:38 PM
 
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Hmm, two months of allergies managed by Zyrtec or living in an economically depressed city and state. I'll take the allergies!
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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Lived out here for 5 years now..nada allergies.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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Lived out here for 5 years now..nada allergies.
You're lucky then as mine didn't really start till we moved here. Yet my husband who has always suffered, is suffering less since moving here. Go figure.
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