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Old 12-06-2007, 01:57 PM
 
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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?
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:17 PM
 
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both my brother and I have bad nasal/sinus problems since moving here 11 years ago.
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Have you ever lived in an area with a variety of hardwood trees? or as many grasses as what you find here? You could be having a problem with any number of things. An allergist could pin it down for you, and it might be that he could recommend a course of treatment easier than what you are doing. I don't seem to have the problems here that I had on the coast, but then my allergies are to dust and mold and mildew. My husband, on the other hand, is having a tough time of it, especially in the Fall, which makes me think ' grasses.' My allergist also explained to me that the more we are exposed to something, we wear out our natural immunities to it, and then wham-O! You have no defense. Could be why you are having a rough time of it, too. Sorry -- hope you get it sorted out.
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:58 PM
 
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Default allergies

unfortunately yeah, I too have developed allergies. I haven't paid much attention to what exactly lights me up, but twice a year I'm a mess for about a week or two weeks. I've gotten used to it, and know to expect it, but yeah, it is quite an adjustment after never having problems for 25 years.
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:20 PM
 
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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?
Gurl,

That doesn't sound right at all. Is it possible there could be a mold problem where you are living? A friend of mine had a home with a crawl space and the whole thing was just full of mold, his family was having lots of health problems. The good thing was that once they moved every one returned to normal.

Good luck
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Garner, NC
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I never had a problem with allergies like I have since moving to North Carolina in general. In the past 4 years that I've been here I've just come to expect for my body to explode around certain times of the year while I'm here.
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I never had a problem with allergies like I have since moving to North Carolina in general. In the past 4 years that I've been here I've just come to expect for my body to explode around certain times of the year while I'm here.
That is pretty much how it is for my husband...it took him two years to find the right combo of meds for those times. (At least his eyes seldom bleed anymore.) He never had allergies before he moved here.

Our daughter, on the other hand, had very mild seasonal allergies in Ohio...she's not been bothered at all with them down here.
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:30 PM
 
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Default Yes, I'm allergic to NC too!

Previously I lived in Portland and Eugene Oregon where allergies are very prevelant. I never had any major issues with allergies. The first 2 months I was here I develped all sorts of "head cold" symptoms. I finally made it to an allergist after 2 months and bingo I'm allergic to NC. We had our house checked for mold during the inspection and then had it checked again after my allergies started up. It's fine... no mold. My allergies were worse when rag weed was in full bloom. But I think I have some sort of dust allergy too. The dust in Oregon did not bother me. Maybe all the rain kept the dust levels down???

I'm a little worried about the pine pollen season. Hopefully, I'm not allergic to that!!! Otherwise all those pines in the back yard might have to go.
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:07 PM
 
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Yes, allergy-free till NC. From another thread:

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Before moving to the Triangle I believed that I did not have allergies. My first Spring here changed my mind. Some unidentified plant in the Southpoint/Woodcroft area of Durham gave me a few weeks of hell in April 2002. By the following year I had moved to Cary and I have not suffered since. My doctor said that it was not unusual for people to move to this area and discover allergies.
I am curious as to which plant caused my allergic reaction. If I had suffered the following year I would have had those skin-prick tests to identify my enemy. Fortunately my change in location solved the problem.
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:13 PM
 
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STRONG RECOMMENDATION : Get an appointment with an allergist and they can pin point what you are allergic to after a test ...
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