POLL: Have any of you "grown out" of airborne allergies? - Mothering Forums

View Poll Results: Have you ever "grown out of" an environmental allergy?
Cats 3 50.00%
Dogs 0 0%
Dust Mites 3 50.00%
Mold 1 16.67%
Pollen 3 50.00%
Other 7 100.00%
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#1 of 12 Old 10-22-2008, 01:05 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am wondering if adults ever stop being allergic to airborne allergies, so I'm posting this poll to see if it's actually happened to any of you.

I suddenly became allergic to dust mites and cats two years ago, and I'm hoping that someday I may become "not allergic" to them!

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hmmm... I wouldn't say I've grown out of mine (or maybe I have?)... but I moved across the country and they are about 99% better than they were. I was in the midwest, where my allergies suddenly appeared; now I'm in the Pacific NW. Even the dust doesn't bother me out here as bad.

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I marked "other" because I didn't completely outgrow my seasonal allergies, but they are very tolerable now. When I was a child, hayfever season was unbearable. Now I don't even need allergy medication on most days.
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Yes, i grew out of my seasonal allergies. But it happened after I stopped consuming ALL dairy foods, including trace amounts.
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I'd never had seasonal allergies, except one year in college where I had the worst hayfever one spring. After that, even in the same town, I never had it happen again. It was weird.
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Yes, i grew out of my seasonal allergies. But it happened after I stopped consuming ALL dairy foods, including trace amounts.
How long after you eliminated dairy until you experienced relief from your seasonal allergies?

I've been dairy free (even trace amounts) for about 10 weeks now, and have experienced no improvement.

I was half hoping that our TED would improve my allergies as well...

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I have had terrible allergies to dust, pollen, animals, trees, and many other things since I was a child. I usually take lots of medication to control it (and to control my asthma which is triggered by my allergies) and I have had allergy shots on and off for 20 years. If I didn't take my medication I would be absolutely miserable all year round, but worse during fall and spring. About 2 months ago I went off all my medication and stopped taking shots while on a TED (and I'm still on the TED). I am so surprised that I am not miserable and my allergies are minimal! It could be that I grew out of it but I doubt it because I've dealt with this for 30 years and was always miserable when I stopped taking medication (and I've tried many times). So I think it was being on the TED and eliminating something from my diet that was triggering it. I also have been working with a homeopath and that could have helped also.
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I grew out of all the animal allergies I had as a child, but not the hay fever. I "grew into" my athsma in early adult years. That remains despite almost 2 years dairy free. It may be slightly less severe...hard to say because of all the hormonal changes around pregnancy and nursing.

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How long after you eliminated dairy until you experienced relief from your seasonal allergies?

I've been dairy free (even trace amounts) for about 10 weeks now, and have experienced no improvement.

I was half hoping that our TED would improve my allergies as well...
When I hit about August, which is when I start getting really bad, I had been dairy free for about 4 months. It is hard to say when I really started feeling relief, that is just when it became obvious, since it is my worst time of year.
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I have been dairy and wheat free for years and I am still allergic to everything, lol. I was just re-tested and am allergic to all trees, grasses, weeds, mold, dogs, cats, nuts and shellfish. I have not outgrown any of them as I have been allergic to these things all my life.
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I haven't ougrown my seasonal allergies- I'm not sure exactly which items I'm allergic to, just that it's generally worse in the fall and spring and better in the summer and winter.

My seasonal allergy symptoms are much milder and managable when I'm not also dealing with dairy-related congestion at the same time.

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My pollen allergies have only gotten worse, so you could say I've grown "into" them. Same with most of my family.

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