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#1 of 3 Old 03-24-2012, 06:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi,

 

Pretty much all my life I never suffered from seasonal allergies. My daughter is almost 3 years old. Last March I was in Dallas and suffered from itchy eyes for the 2 weeks I was there and very perplexed.. but once I got back to Seattle I was fine.

 

Two days back I took a stroll in a park and came down with the full caboodle.. sneezes, itchy eyes, stuffed nose, puffy face etc. No question about it - seasonal allergies. For the first time in my life...and I am pregnant.

 

I am in the throes of a mini-depression.

 

Please... share some positive stories...like

1) Ladies miraculously getting rid of seasonal allergies they acquired during pregnancy

2) Some magic cures - allopathy, homeopathy, NAET, energy-healing, voodoo :-)

3)Some survival techniques during pregnancy..especially what to use for itchy eyes?

 

Anything to uplift me- please mamas ...  :-(

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I will be watching to see if others have some great suggestions. I wake up with an itchy throat and congestion around 3am every night and can't go back to sleep after that! It blows. 

 

Don't worry - it will go away after you give birth. I do recall from my last pregnancy (my daughter is also 3) that I had a very stuffy, runny nose and that is not uncommon in preg. Your body is more sensitive to keeping out things that bother it. 

 

I have read that there are a couple OTC meds you can take during preg. I don't wish to take them. I'm pondering getting an air purifier for my room since I have my worst symtoms at night. Also I think maybe a neti pot may help? Oh and I almost forgot - I have been getting acupuncture weekly (started before pregnancy for infertility) and they have been adding points for allergies. I do notice that my symptoms are MUCH better after - but it usually only lasts for about 3 days after. I go to a community acupcunture clinic so it is much cheaper than private practice ($20/visit and $15 for 2nd visit in same week). 

 

As for itchy eyes. They sell eye drops that have antihistamines in them - they work like a charm. I've used them a few times in the past with no side effects. I just can't recall if they are ok for preg or not. I'd find them at the pharmacy (they are OTC) and ask the pharmacist.

 

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Honestly, my magic secret is 10mg Zyrtec once/day.  The trees here are somethin' else lol.gif  I'm okay with taking it in the second trimester during those really tough pollen-filled weeks wink1.gif


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