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Thread: Tree Pollen Allergy - Are You Suffering at the Moment.

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    maybe an old wives tale but someone once told me to have honey made by local bees and that it would help hayfever symptoms
    so come end of february and the sniffles begin that is exactly what I do
    i still get hayfever like always but I have noticed its not as intense as when I didn't have the local honey

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    I got hayfever for the first time, the year before last. It was annoying, but nothing more than an inconvenience.

    Last year was terrible around this time, so this year I put a date in my diary to take the antihistamine from mid March.

    I did that and I feel almost normal this year. My symptoms are very mild.

    However, I put that down to the difference in weather and the pollen load rather than the tablets. This time last year we were talking about pollen bombs and suchlike.

    Is anyone else, like me, feeling much better this year?

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    This is the worst year Iíve known. Iím convinced the lack of air pollution is helping the trees to produce more pollen than normal.

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    Ouch, sorry to hear that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Lee View Post
    This is the worst year Iíve known. Iím convinced the lack of air pollution is helping the trees to produce more pollen than normal.
    Will leave my car in garden today with engine running and report back!


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    I was wondering why I was feeling so much better this evening and noticed that all the catkins have now fallen from our silver birch tree in the garden, and the tree is fully in leaf.

    Hopefully, that is the worst of it over, but probably not if you live in the north as the season is typically a couple of weeks behind the SE where I live.

    A brutal couple of weeks for me, and certainly the worst I can remember. The low point was the nocturnal asthma, not being able to sleep for, and being woken up with shortness of breath. Very scary at some points.

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    The sycamores planted near my flat are now showing their cone shaped flowers so the citirazine is primed and ready, mild hay fever lasts about 4-5 weeks then Iím usually fine for the rest of the summer unless laying in long grass for hours on end (not something I do that often)

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    I've just put my back out just through constant sneezing. So annoying.

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    I go through cycles with hay fever. Sometime nowt, sometime near death (ok Iím exaggerating) but this year itís started early and hard.

    I donít even know which of the two most common meds works for me, so Iíve started taking both.

    It massively sucks to be allergic to summer!

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    Anyone else suffering today? It feels like with a couple of days of nice settled weather the tree pollen season must have just kicked off, given Iím sneezing tens to the dozen and have red itchy eyes.

    Not looking forward to the next 6 weeks.

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    Yep, noticed soon as I woke up. I do tend to suffer earlier in the season and it tails off into the summer, but this seems really early


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    Not suffering yet with the grass and tree pollen but a few years ago I worked setting up a large country fair, I walked into a big marquee and within minutes had the biggest reaction Iíve ever had, thought I was going to have to ring an ambulance as I was really struggling to breath.
    Jumped into the bosses car and sat with the air conditioning on for nearly and hour before I could breathe properly again.


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    Iíve had slight eye irritation over the past couple of days, similar to hay fever, and sneezed a few times, typical hay fever symptoms but I put it down to the dust from the building work Iím involved with at the moment. I usually get hay fever very early in the season, ironically I almost enjoy it because it reminds me that springís coming.........I donít like winter!

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    My wife has been bad for the last week here in the south east.

    It hasn't affected me, yet.

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    Took two clarityn today and yesterday. Came out of nowhere. Soon I'll be back on Fexofenadine.

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    Anyone else suffering at the moment with the fine settled weather, as it makes the tree pollen impact worse.

    Iím on prescription strength anti-histamines and nasal spray, and Iím still suffering badly. Only 4 more weeks to go.

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    Yep! Suffering badly this morning, despite anti-histamines.

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    I'm currently at 2x 180mg Fexofenadine and this week started showering twice per day.

    I'm also trying to wear sunglasses on our daily walks to limit the pollen.

    Plan is to try book a dr's appointment today to get my prescription increased back up to 3x daily and have some steroids on standby as next I'll have breathing issues. Already have some inhalers from my repeat - only used for hayfever.

    The headache yesterday evening wasn't great.

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    Been taking anti histamines for weeks in preparation, only 2 days into nice weather and nose constantly streaming, eyes itching - doesnít bode well for the next month or so!


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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    and have some steroids on standby as next I'll have breathing issues.
    Iíve had this all my life, but last year was really the first time I had any breathing difficulties, specially nocturnal asthma which woke me up. It only lasted for a couple of the worst pollen days.

    This year I used the Livi GP online contact service back in February to get all my meds lined up as I know I will suffer badly through March and April. Like you I am on Fexofenadine, and I also now have a Ventolin inhaler to hand if my breathing gets bad.

    The colder weather next week should take the pressure off.

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    Iíve been feeling a bit chesty the last 2 days so I think itís starting to kick in for me.

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    I really need to put a note in my calendar for each coming year to tell me that it is the reason I feel crap.

    Tree pollen allergy is something that crept up on me about 10 years ago but every year I think it must be something different because it's too early. I think it's because I have a field behind my house with a row of trees and those trees barely have any leaves on them yet but there must be some other trees somewhere pumping out their pollen.

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    Tree Pollen Allergy - Are You Suffering at the Moment.

    Quote Originally Posted by MakeColdplayHistory View Post
    I really need to put a note in my calendar for each coming year to tell me that it is the reason I feel crap.

    Tree pollen allergy is something that crept up on me about 10 years ago but every year I think it must be something different because it's too early. I think it's because I have a field behind my house with a row of trees and those trees barely have any leaves on them yet but there must be some other trees somewhere pumping out their pollen.
    It took me about 30 years to click that I was having the same symptoms at the same time every year. Then one year I realised that it happened to me the same time as last year, and did some research. Tree pollen fever is not well known like hay fever, hence the reason I never clicked, and neither did my parents as I have had this all my life.

    I even had allergy tests by the NHS which was useless.

    See the tree pollen calendar in the link below. We are in the thick of it, with about 8 types of trees pollinating at the moment. I think birch is the worst for me, and by bad fortune I have a massive one in my garden.

    https://www.allergyuk.org/about/late...season-is-here


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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    Iíve had this all my life, but last year was really the first time I had any breathing difficulties, specially nocturnal asthma which woke me up. It only lasted for a couple of the worst pollen days.

    This year I used the Livi GP online contact service back in February to get all my meds lined up as I know I will suffer badly through March and April. Like you I am on Fexofenadine, and I also now have a Ventolin inhaler to hand if my breathing gets bad.

    The colder weather next week should take the pressure off.
    For me I find it the worst at night as my breathing is really impacted when it's bad and I struggle to sleep. The constant feeling of being spaced out from sneezing all day with a big headache is also bad.

    The best thing I've ever bought for my hayfever is the NHS pre paid prescription certificate. £100 or so for the year and unlimited prescriptions. So much better having an inhaler in the car, backpack, bike bag etc.

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    I woke up with morning with one eye 30-40% closed due to swelling. My video meetings today were a bit awkward.

    A 9.30pm video appointment with a GP through work just now and I'll be steroids tomorrow morning for a week. Light at the end of the tunnel.

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    I suffer terrible but someone at work recommended Dymista spray. I got some through the GP and itís changed my life honestly. One spray per day for the first couple of weeks then every other etc. Now I only use twice a week. Itís amazing stuff. Worth a go


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    As said last year - You guys need to try and get yourself some local (as in UK) honey and have a tea spoon a day - Don't bother with the the cr*p sold in supermarkets that is a blend of EU and non-EU honeys. Contact your local bee keepers associations as they may have some honey left from last year. I won't have any until May-June time - sorry - and it sells out quick on SC.

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    At risk of upsetting the anti-Tim Spector TZ UK members again:

    I commenced taking notice of his writings ('Diet Myth' book ... and subsequent 'Spoon Fed' book) over 2 years ago ... and changed my diet to boost my immune system via TS' recommended 'improve your microbiome' diet .

    I've suffered with hay fever / pollen allergies all my life, but after adopting the healthy microbiome diet I'm symptom free ... and can be out in nature reserves all day throughout the year without experiencing any allergies.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=the+die...jj79gixk_e_p49

    Worth a try but don't expect instant results ... takes at least a few weeks to get used to to the new diet regimen and reap the benefits.

    For instant respiratory allergy relief try Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray and Sodium Cromoglicate Eye Drops ... both available over the counter without prescription.

    And anyone born via C-section can be more prone to respiratory system and other allergies ... because they might not have the benefit of their mothers' birth canal microbes ... which give the immune system a good start. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49740735

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    Last edited by sundial; 2nd April 2021 at 02:10.
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