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Old 06-11-2010, 08:14 PM
 
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Default Washington DC and RAGWEED pollens....?

I'm sure allergies exist in Washington DC, as they do everywhere...

But how about RAGWEED POLLEN in particular...it is generally in the AUTUMN (NOT spring). So ragweed sufferers get it in August, September in particular.

Any ragweed pollen sufferers get it bad in Washington DC that time of year (AUTUMN)?

(I keep stressing Autumn, because so many associate allergies with springtime and hay fever, which doesn't effect me whatsoever).
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:55 PM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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I hate ragweed so much.
I'm allergic to it so whenever the amount of it gets high in this area I'm sick for weeks.
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:54 PM
 
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Yes, I'm afraid it's TERRIBLE and seems to be getting worse every year. Ragweed is one of my severest allergies and I'm considering moving out of the area because of it.
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Right now is the time - SEPTEMBER.

Anyone feeling the effects quite a bit right now?
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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In 12 years here, it wasn't too bad, but this year was awful. I don't know why, it just was.
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I'm allergic to ragweed and have been suffering terribly for the past two weeks. Claritin won't keep them at bay. I'm going to look into Zyrtec-D.
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:23 AM
 
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I'm allergic to ragweed and have been suffering terribly for the past two weeks. Claritin won't keep them at bay. I'm going to look into Zyrtec-D.
Suppose to finish with the first frost...when is that usually for DC? Another month maybe?
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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Ugh. I'm with RR. These last two weeks have been allergy hell. I'm taking Zyrtec which in my experience does work better than Claritin, but I'm still sniffling an sneezing all the time.

Tiger- it does get better in October. I'm not sure exactly when, but I do remember camping in October and not dying of allergies.
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:17 PM
 
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Yep, ragweed sufferer here. Started sneezing and experiencing headaches late last week when the weather cooled. I take claritin and it works fine. I keep the quick-dissolving formula on hand this time of year. I could really use my nasal spray, and my scrip has lapsed. Gotta get to the dr. quick.
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:35 AM
 
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Still bad? Getting into October...any relief in sight?
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