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Old 11-16-2007, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Default Middle Tennessee - bad allergies?

I have read some about the middle Tennessee area being a bad area for allergies because of the topograpy and all the trees, ragweed, etc. Have you that are locals found that to be true? Some of my kids used to suffer from allergies and we don't want to make a decision that would negatively affect our health. Any input?

Thanks!

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Old 11-16-2007, 01:44 PM
 
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Yes !!!!

Ragweed season used to get to me when I lived in Northern Illinois, but here its much worse. We don't get a "killing frost" until much later in the year.
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Old 11-16-2007, 02:51 PM
 
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I've found mine to be better since we moved here... when I lived in Austin I had to get shots in my arse because my throat would close up from the cedar fever... but on the whole i've heard they are worse here because Nashville is basically a bowl
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Old 11-16-2007, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Thankfully, I don't have allergies, but, echoing septimus's comment a bit, I hear it both ways. Some people say their allergies are worst here, and some say they're better. I guess it depends on what you're allergic to.

We do have a lot of flowering trees and other plants here.

By the way, one of my lovely pretend daughters is originally from Colorado but lives in Middle Tennessee now. I'd be glad you put you in touch with her if you think that would help.

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Old 11-16-2007, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, TN
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Default allergies

Allergy season can be rough here, but there are plenty of allergist specific doctors here. Luckily I have an allergist friend. I tried to battle out my first season without medicine which was just stupid on my part, so I suffered quite a bit. However, after finally going to the doctor, they were able to help put me out of my misery very quickly with the right medication. And that made the other times a breeze. I hope you are able to still come here. It's a great city!
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Madison
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Lots of allergens here, and since moving to Nashville I've developed asthma. Several friends have chronic sinus problems, as well.

As someone else posted, the city's in a bowl, and all the pollution just sits, especially when we get temperature inversions.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:15 AM
 
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I used to have horrible allergies when I lived in Buffalo. It was so bad that no medications would work, I would walk around with a tissue box everywhere for my non-stop runny nose, and somedays I'd have to just lay in bed because the sneezing was just incessant and I was being disruptive to everyone around me. I tried shots for years, it didn't get any better. But here in Nashville, I haven't found myself suffering at all. If I did have any allergies, it was maybe a sniffly day or two, nothing that really bothered or inconvenienced me. It must be related to what elements you are allergic to.
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Old 11-20-2007, 02:28 PM
 
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Hi "sent"

I'm living just across the border to Buffalo. So how do find the winters now? It looks like there is about a 10-15 degree difference in TN form Buffalo. Does that create more of an ice issue, vs snow?
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, TN
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Hi "sent"

I'm living just across the border to Buffalo. So how do find the winters now? It looks like there is about a 10-15 degree difference in TN form Buffalo. Does that create more of an ice issue, vs snow?
We don't get too much of either, really. You will see very little snow or ice here in the winter. Certainly you do not have anything to worry about here...except our lack of ability to clear roads effectively on that chance that we do get a rare snow that actually sticks. Oh, you'll get a good laugh out of this one...if snow is even predicted, they'll close schools before it even starts. The grocery stores are rushed in a mad panic and most of the time nothing even happens. So sell those snow blowers and other tools and use it for the move. Haha!
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Sparta, TN
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We moved to Cookeville six months ago and I've been sick 3 times since we've been here. I was never sick in Illinois or Virginia. I think we'll move after I retire.
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