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Nausea from allergy drainage
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kaymoh114 posted:
Hi

I'm a 23 year old female who suffers from pretty bad nasal allergies. I currently take Patanase and Nasonex, in addition to weekly allergy shots.

My problem is that if my nose runs (which it does all the time due to my allergies even a little teeny bit!) I become severely nauseous, and I vomit after waking up in the morning almost every day (the days I don't are quite a rarity). The nausea lasts for several hours, if not most of the day, and if I "sniff back" all the mucus in my nose, I get a severe wave of nausea (just hearing other people doing this makes me want to throw up). When I do throw up, it's pretty clear that it's all mucus, and is usually 2-4 oz. My allergies are year round, so this happens to me all the time. I usually have to blow my nose 10-12 times in the morning in addition to the vomiting.

These symptoms started by only happening a few times a month, but in the past year has gotten so bad I have to schedule my grad school classes and job around the fact that I spend 8am-Noon every day coping with the nausea. I spent last year living in a VERY humid place, and this year I am living in a very dry place, and saw no difference in how frequently my nose runs.

So far, I have seen 2 GIs, 2 allergists, an internist, and 2 ENTs, in addition to having an endoscopy and a procedure where a specialist used a camera to look down my throat. Two couldn't find anything wrong with me (incidentally, I had to vomit mid-appointment for both of them), one attempted to treat me with a prescription heartburn medication which did not work at all (I took it for 6 weeks). I also tried several diet changes (gluten free and low-acid) which also did nothing. The last allergist I saw changed my allergy meds and upped the dose (also recommended supplementing with an over the counter heartburn medicine) which worked for a while but has since lost all effectiveness.

If anyone has any suggestions as to what I could try next, I would be eternally grateful and I'm open to anything, including any alternative methods or home remedies. My father also has similar problems with his allergies, but they are very mild and rarely happen.

Thanks for your help
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Aqua14 responded:
I have a couple of suggestions.

Can you also go into more details about what meds the last allergist you saw prescribed, what dosages, and what time of day you took them? And about how long did the new regime work for you?

First, you don't say that you're taking an antihistamine. Try taking Zyrtec at night before bed. You could also take it in the morning as well.

You also don't say how often you take the Patanase and Nasonex. If you only take them once per day, try taking them twice a day, morning and night before bed.

Also, there is another prescription nasal spray which has the only action of drying up mucus in the nose -- it's called Atrovent (generic ipratropium) and it's great.

You don't say what you're allergic to. If it's pollen or mold, you might try getting a HEPA air cleaner for your bedroom. Also, try showering before bed and put on a clean pillowcase every night.

Do you do saline sinus rinses? Those can really help a lot. You might try doing one before bed, and another first thing in the morning. NeilMed with the squeeze bottle (as opposed to the neti pot) is the brand that most of us use. You can buy this at any drug store.

Hopefully some of these thoughts will help you. I think many of us allergic folks struggle with the mornings when symptoms are more intense. If you post more information, perhaps I'll have more suggestions to add. Take care & good luck. Judy
It's never too late to be what you might have been. ~ George Eliot. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
 
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kaymoh114 replied to Aqua14's response:
Thanks for the reply!

I'm currently taking Patanase (two sprays per nostril once a day) and Nasonex (same dosage) as well as using over the counter Zegerid to treat the "silent heartburn" which sometimes makes my throat feel gunky. I usually take them in the morning, but have been taking them at night before bed for the past few months with no change. I don't necessarily have "allergy attacks" but my nose just simply runs a lot in the morning.

I have also taken Astelin and Zyrtec, which I see you suggested the latter, however, Zyrtec had almost no effect on my allergies and they actually got worse while I was on it. I'm mostly allergic to the usual suspects: pollen, dust, anything that blows off of a tree or the earth, and things like smog and smoke can be irritants but not as badly as the natural stuff,but my symptoms are constant 12 months a year.

I haven't tried the saline rinses but that sounds like something that could really help! Is that something available at any pharmacy? I feel like when I sit up in the morning my nose immediately starts just running, so to "clean things out" once or twice a day seems like a good solution. I also think your suggestions about an air cleaner would be beneficial.

Thanks for the help, Judy! It's greatly appreciated!
 
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Aqua14 replied to kaymoh114's response:
Yes, the saline sinus rinse kits are available at any pharmacy. Most of us like the NeilMed squeeze bottle, but everyone's different.

And you really should try Atrovent, if your doc will give you a free sample (if not, it's generic and so cheaper). I think you would see amazing results with it.

Take care & good luck. Judy
It's never too late to be what you might have been. ~ George Eliot. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
 
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fancingnancy responded:
Oh my dear girl...you are so young to have suffered so much! I am 69. My 67 yr young sister lives with me and she suffers also from severe allergies. Have you been advised of the power of pure therapeutic grade oils? I use doTerra (which means of the Earth) company products and they adhere to high standards of purity. It is a MLS where distributors teach free classes and pass the oils around for experiential use. After a year and half we are convinced of their healing powers. Our presenter of the oils had lifelong severe allergies healed after following the company's protocol. She lives in Gilbert AZ and I will give you her name and number if you would like to consult with her. I pray you find relief and grace for the healing process. Nancy
 
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jackierosebea responded:
I understand how you must feel as I constantly cough up mucus and gag to a point of almost heaving I found that if I eliminate dairy products it helps but it doesn't cure the problem by all means.
There are blood test you can have if you think it could be food allergies. But you know in this world of ours... all the chemicals and stuff they put in food, the air, the water it is not a wonder we almost all are suffering some form or another of ailment Good luck to you in your struggle to better health.
 
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bobbyf responded:
Hi - Read your post looking for some clarity on my symptoms and they are very similar! I hope your symptoms have improved - I feel terrible every morning, and your case sounds even worse. For the last year, the nausea and morning-vomiting has come and gone - but was very sporadic and I never seriously treated it - just some over the counter allergy medications. [br>[br>Over the last few months it has gotten worse, and the last 10 days, I have been sick every morning and nauseous for hours. Been in Florida for half the time and Phoenix the other, maybe marginal improvement in the dryer Phoenix climate. [br>[br>After reading the threads here, I clearly need to see an allergist, but hoping it can be resolved with some good PND medication. [br>[br>Thank you everyone who has commented on this thread - plan to try some of your solutions. A friend has recommended a saline rinse/neti pot forever - but it looks so unpleasant. May have to finally try it.
 
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jtbtbbtdm responded:
sounds like the same symptoms of 13, 000 girls that were affected by the gardisil vaccine, did you have the vaccine? my daughter has the same thing and hers is an adverse reaction to the gardisil vaccine


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