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Old 10-13-2006, 04:26 AM
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I have had allergies all my life and about 15 years ago was diagnosed with Asthma. In Colorado Springs I was able to live symptom free for five years. It was the only place out of ten states that I had NO ALLERGIES. The town was originally started as a sanitorium for those from back east with TB. The dry climate was seen as beneficial. It did wonders for me.
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Old 10-15-2006, 07:50 AM
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I can only tell you our experience. I grew up in chicago, no allergies or asthma, very healthy. Then, we lived in South Florida for the past 5 years, no allergies or asthma. For the past 15 years I have run 3-5 miles everyday. We moved to Colorado last year and both my daughter and I have had terrible issues! Actually, I also want to add that 1 out of 14 people in Colorado have asthma(it's as high as Los Angeles!) This statistic is from the best medical center in colorado for asthma..National Jewish Medical Center. Colorado actually CAUSES asthma in many people.

I was given an inhaler to use if I exercised(which I do everyday), and so was my daughter(who is on a swim team). Also, we were told that we had Vasomotor Rhinitus(over sensitivity to a dry climate) which was affecting our upper airways.This is not something that you will eventually adjust to. I want to stress that the Dr. that made this diagnoses is rated the best Allergy and Asthma specialist in Denver, Co. He recommended keping our house at 40% humidity(nearly immpossible here), using nasonex(nasal steroid), astilin(prescription nasal steroid) daily saline nasal washes, and robutussin 3x's a day to thin nasal secretions. Ok, there is no way that 2 healthy people would ever take all of those medications on a regualr basis! However, the Dr. told us that many people take those here.

Also, everyone in our family has been sick with upper respitory colds on and off since we moved here. My children (8 and 10) were almost never sick before. I have spoken to other families who move here and their children also suffered the first year or 2 with lots of upper respitory issues and flu.

Anyhow, we are moving b/c I do not want to have to be on an inhaler and all of the other medication listed to live here. Especially since I never had any issues before.

Good luck in your decision.
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Old 10-27-2006, 01:03 PM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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My fall allergies were done here in Denver by late September and I went down to the Springs in Mid October (for the snowstorm & the Realtor Convention at the Broadmoor) and BAM! hit me square in the sinuses.

You will have to come and decide for yourself. There is nothing we can say here that will make up your mind one way or the other.

In general, the Springs is more conservative, Denver is bigger, has light rail...they are not so far apart like LA & SF that it would be hard to go from one to the other for a visit. It's more like Oakland & SF in proximity or SJ & SF....how do you pick one or the other?

You can look at academic scores online...sometimes it's not about the academic scores, but maybe where the IB program or gifted and talented, or where the women's golf team has ranked, that is more important.
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Old 11-26-2006, 05:23 AM
Location: Denver Colorado
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Originally Posted by LoveBoating View Post
There is just the two of us, but we are currently living in a 2-story house and do use the air frequently during the summer (only when we are at home) and use the heat the same way during the winter. If we lived in a 1-story, our air/heating bill would definitely be less. The cost for new license plates and Registration are pretty reasonable. I pay around $50 per month for my health insurance at work. Cost of auto insurance generally goes by your driving record and the area you live in (low crime/high crime).
We will be moving out of Colorado later next year due to weather causing health reasons. We are headed to North Carolina.
North Carolina is nice!
I live in South Carolina and think it to be a wonderful, wonderful state.
One thing to keep in mind moving to the Carolinas...ALLERGIES! If you don't have allergies when you move here you'll eventually have them.
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Old 12-24-2006, 08:38 PM
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Default Allergies in Co?

Anyone move from NM (ABQ area) to Co with allergies? If so, did they get better or worse? My husband has major allergies. We just visited Boston & they were gone. We're moving to Durango in a few months, we dont know how it'll affect him.
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Old 12-24-2006, 09:15 PM
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We've talked a lot about allergies in the CO forums, some very surprising info has been posted.

Find it by using the Search this Forum tool with key words allergy and/or allergies and/or pollen.

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Old 12-27-2006, 08:55 PM
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Hey bigglynals,

Just wanted to back up what Mike said about other posts previously - you can also find similar threads in both the New Mexico and Arizona forums within the last few months. FYI, my family moved to Dgo from Tucson and Abq, when I was an infant and my asthma disapeared and my allergies have always been much better - docs recommended a higher elevation than Tucson. Also, Durango has a pretty cool "healing community" - you will find some pretty good help here for allergies if necessary I think. Finally, check out www.naet.com for some allergy healing ideas. Happy new year! dgoboy
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Old 03-10-2007, 04:44 PM
Location: Colorado Springs
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Default Few Allergies in Colorado!

I've lived in Colorado Springs for 30 years; moved here after growing up in Phoenix. One huge benefit for me in Colorado is few allergies. Here, my only problem is ragweed from 1-Aug until the first hard freeze, usually mid-Sept.

In Arizona I was sneezing all the time because of bermuda grass, orange blossoms, weeds, trees, and everything else that grows there. The desert is relatively pollen free, but in Phoenix, plants from everywhere have been transplanted and it has one of the highest pollen counts in the country.
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:41 AM
Location: Colorado
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Default CSU Vets

I'm glad they work out well for so many people. I have heard that they some of the nations greatest docs who are very dedicated teaching professionals.

Over the 38 years here in Fort Collins, we have had some expensive bad experiences at CSU.
We ran into huge vet bills for a cat that needed his leg amputated and they wanted to try saving it with surgeries that led a long painful recovery for the cat.
Many years later a dog with a heart mummer that they wanted to preform surgery on which we opted out of, the dog is very much a live and full of vitality.
Another friends dog came close to dieing during her spaying operation and had to be kept there for over a week. She had the most expensive spay I've ever heard of.
Another friend takes her dog their for allergies. The dog receives top notch care with a price tag to match.

My experience leads me to think they are great for those who need expensive complicated care. Although routine visits may be best served at another clinic.
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Old 08-05-2007, 08:10 AM
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Smile Floxyfaire

hi did you say you have major allergies. well, i have just come off of all my allergy medicines. i'm now getting rid of all my allergies using no pharmaceuticals. i can answer your questions about it but i need more space than i have here. so if you have questions and want to know more send me an e-mail at the e-mail and i'll reply. now you can move anywh-e-re and be okay really it will get you all better in no time at allmy allgergist likes how i have been helped with this and you will too.
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