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blazerblazer Posts: 785
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:53 AM in Pain Medications
Hi, and i'm not sure if this would be the right place to post this. So gonna give it a shot.

Allergy season is out full force already. Weatherman warned us, due to all the snow and rain this year.

So a poll.
Whats your allergy medication of choice.

I've always used Clairitin, but now Allegra can be bought OTC. So this year i'm gonna try Allegra, and hope i'm not sorry.

If i remember correctly you are not suppose to mix Anthistamine's with these pain meds. Tho i could be wrong. If you have allerigies you need to take something.

So whats your allergy med. of choice.


  • I too use Claritin. My Cardiologist (as I take Beta blockers) "asked" me to drop the "D" for it. The ClaritinD did great for my coughs and sneezes, but was contradictory to my Beta medication. I now take the regular Claritin.

    In south Florida, "allergy" season is pretty much year round, but this time of the year too, is "smoke" season for all the brush fires!!! :)

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • For me it has the least drowsy effect. I tried Zyrtec, Claritin, Singulair, Allegra. Zyrtec works best but also has the worst side effects. Not so much drowsy as the next day I just don't want to do anything.

    My doc gave me a script for generic Allegra, Fexofenadine. Cheap and very effective for me.

    All this is subjective though. Try it for a week or so and see what happens. Almost all of them are OTC now.
  • I still get it via perscription as I take it 365. The hassle you have to go through to get it otc show id, scan drivers lisence, sign name, I don't go through that for pain meds... Some insurance won't cover since it's otc but thank goodness mine will for generic.
    laminectomy c4/c5 2008, ACDF c4-c7 Jan 20 2014 sched
  • During the really high pollen count time I take 1 bendryl a bedtime and skip pain meds.

    Day time and lower pollen count times I use the regular Claritin. Not allowed to take the regular Claritin D either.

    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
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