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Old 12-31-2007, 09:50 PM
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My almost three year old is on a regimen of prescription meds... all since we moved here eight months ago. GRANTED, we (her parents and her pediatrician) are fairly certain moving from this older, horrid apartment into a new, clean house, which we are in the process of doing, will make a huge difference for her. I'm hoping to get her off all the meds.
ETA: The rest of us, however, are fairing better here than we did in the dry, arid mid-west climate. Aside from having to acclimate when we visit family, we breath much better here.
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:23 PM
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I'm going to jump on the bandwagon and suggest going to an allergist. You need to know what you're allergic to and when the symptoms will be the worst. I don't drive with my windows down or let my windows up in my house from February through October. I can deal better with the indoor allergies than I can with the outdoors.
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Old 01-01-2008, 05:16 PM
Location: North Carolina
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When moving here, my entire family was sick for about 4 weeks straight. Most of the time it felt like allergies, even though I never had them myself, nor did my kids. Sinus pressure, itchy eyes, etc. When one of my sons went to his ped for an apt, she said it is very normal to be like that and possibly develop allergies as the pollens and other factors may differ from what you are used to. In time, your body will either get used to them, or you will develop new allergies.

Like others said, if it's been awhile I would check out an allergist and see what they recommend.
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:43 PM
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Default I take it back - I have a drug allergy.

Originally Posted by Gurl View Post
I've never had to take allergy medication, but since moving here, I've had to take allergy medication everyday.

I travel bi-monthly, and don't need to take meds when I'm out of town...only when I touch back down at home.

Anyone else?
Finally went in for testing and the Allergist took one look at me and said "DRUG ALLERGY". So it is not NC that's doing it. Never had an allergic reaction in all my 46 years until now. She said I have probably DEVELOPED an allergy to aspirin. She had the same thing happen to her, same symptoms. I have felt a ton better since I switched to Tylenol. Remember aspirin is in things like Alkaselzer and Bufferin etc. . .Other common drug allergies include Pain Killers, Anti-convulsants (like Neurontin) and Antibiotics. My allergist said that it is more likely to develop an allergy to aspirin and pain killers than anything though. I thought I was allergic to leaf mold and was about to put my house on the market. Thank god I went to an allergist- there is something to be said for going to specialists. My general practitioner missed the diagnosis.

Just wanted to add that the night before I went in for my allergy test that I had to go to the ER because my symptoms were horrible due to not being able to take antihistamines. They gave me an Epi-pen to jab myself with if my throat started swelling up in the night. These allergies are nothing to mess around with - you can asphyxiate! At the worst I felt like I had been beaten up - welts/hives all over my body & sore swollen throat/tongue, chest pains on & on. I wonder if hormones have any bearing on suddenly developing allergies because I also just entered into peri-menopause.
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Old 01-09-2008, 05:44 AM
Location: Wake Forest
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allergies can develop at any point in life- take me- ive lived here my whole life, and its just been in the past year that I have become allergic to everything! pollen, cats, dogs, shellfish ( WAHHHHHHHHHHH). And all of these things, I've been around for thirty years (next monday) lol

still have the cats, dog and pollen...ugh

but boy oh boy do i miss my shellfish.....
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