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I have a horrible allergy to something this time of year - just when the tree's are budding - it lasts about 3 weeks the leaves as fast as it started.<br>
I starts with a cold and gets real bad, I have mild asthma - under very good control 11 months out of the year (as in no meds at all) but once that spring cold hits - and what ever is in the air that I'm allegic too triggers the problem my asthma goes haywire - like 3-4 attacks PER DAY. My doctor said to use and OTC antihistamine - Unfortunatly he said the only one safe for BFing was Benadryl and I can't take it and even think abou looking after my kids it makes me loopy. BUT it gives fantastic control of the allergy and I don't get the asthma attacks.<br>
Are there any other OTC or percription anti allergy med that are safe (L1, L2 or even an L3 because it is only really short term and DD is 13 months and only nursing 5-6 times a day)<br>
I really need to do something, my doctor dosn't want to do steroid meds for that asthma because by the time they kick in the allergen will be gone and I will no longer need them.
 

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Your doctor is wrong. Claritin or any generic of it is safe to take while breastfeeding. I have asthma and year round allergies and take both Singulair and Zyrtec. I've taken both for the last 5 years or so, so for my whole pregnancy and the whole time I've been breastfeeding. Antihistamines can reduce your supply. Since I've always taken them, I don't know if they've effected mine or not. I've never had a supply problem...
 

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Thanks guys I'll see about getting some clairtin to get some relief, I've taken it before and i don't get loopy at all with it so that will be nice. With the benadry i feel like I'm stoned and i don't know which is worse a mom who's kids are parked infront of the TV because any activity sends mommy into an attack or a mommy that feels so out of it that i can't even remeber to make lunch. (dh had to help me all day yesterday) Thankfully today is overcast and it rained last night so I'm a little better(with no meds) but as soon as the suns out I will be wheezing again.
 
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