Page 1 of 1 [ 11 posts ] 

Sora
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 15 Sep 2006
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,906
Location: Europe

03 Sep 2008, 10:06 am

Anyone autistic have hay fever?

Bad or mild or in-between?

I developed it. So not great. I have no idea how anyone can develop hay fever in their adolescence either. It is usually present in children is it not? And might decrease in severity or vanish by the time of adolescence or later?

What do you do against your hay fever?


_________________
Autism + ADHD
______
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. Terry Pratchett


KingdomOfRats
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 31 Oct 2005
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,833
Location: f'ton,manchester UK

03 Sep 2008, 12:07 pm

sister [aspie] has it severely,she developed it as well-like self [Sora].
if it;s a sunny hot day,she is housebound because of it,which isnt good in the summer as even with the windows open-she gets attacked by it,she takes prescription medicine [dont know which one],and wears glasses to stop the stuff going in her eyes but it doesnt help her much.
am sure she has had injections for it before,or at least...she said she was thinking of having them,they're supposed to last all year?

am have hay fever very mildly,as it's only to certain types of pollen,am lucky as there isnt any of it here,it only seems to happen in countryside,dont think have always had it,but its hard to know because have rarely been in countryside.


_________________
>severely autistic.
>>the residential autist; http://theresidentialautist.blogspot.co.uk
blogging from the view of an ex institutionalised autism/ID activist now in community care.
>>>help to keep bullying off our community,report it!


Danielismyname
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 2 Apr 2007
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,565

03 Sep 2008, 12:26 pm

Mild to moderate depending on the allergen and amount exposed. Had allergies for a long time (went from asthma to hay fever throughout life. Seemed to develop hay fever in young adulthood; >18 or so). Avoid the causative agent where applicable. Mainly wool/grass, though dust will do it.

Never bothered with medication (except for asthma). Sinus cavities are kinda a big blur on x-ray; headaches from such a lot.



JetLag
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 7 Aug 2008
Age: 71
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,762
Location: California

03 Sep 2008, 12:52 pm

I've always had severe allergies to grass, flowers, perfumes, and basically to anything that stinks. Parents took me to an allergy specialist in my teenage years. Once the good doctor gave me, within a 5-day period, 13 injections. I never went back. My GP prescribes meds now and the meds do take the edge off the allergies.



n4mwd
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 7 Jun 2008
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Posts: 871
Location: Palm Beach, FL

03 Sep 2008, 1:22 pm

I've had allergies since I was 12. Shots helped a little, but I still have them and they can be really bad sometimes. Especially at night. Decongestant pills only work a little and drugs like Claritin cause severe depression. Decongestant sprays are too addictive and cause rebound, but they work really well in emergencies.



chocoholic
Deinonychus
Deinonychus

User avatar

Joined: 21 May 2008
Gender: Female
Posts: 329
Location: At a Chocoholics Anonymous meeting

03 Sep 2008, 8:15 pm

My hay fever is quite severe, especially in spring. Late summer-early fall I have it mildly. Here in NJ that probably means I'm allergic to trees (severe) and ragweed (mild). I take Singulair, either Allegra or Zyrtec, and use Nasalcrom nasal spray a few times a day. Also antihistamine eye drops and my albuterol inhaler as needed. They usually help somewhat, but on days when the pollen count is high, especially in spring, it becomes unbearable and no amount of medication helps on those days.

It's not as severe as it was when I was a kid, though. Back then I not only had seasonal allergies, but also had them year-round, probably from dust mites and pet dander. The indoor allergies aren't as much of a problem anymore as now I use allergen proof covers on my bed and pillows, have an air cleaner in my room, and we only have one dog now (we used to have three).



Electric_Kite
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 20 Aug 2008
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Posts: 500
Location: crashing to the ground

03 Sep 2008, 8:46 pm

People occassionally try to buy honey from me as a hay-fever remedy. The idea is that locally-produced, raw, 'unfiltered' (actually, of course I filter it, but I don't heat it to do so so I cannot and don't filter it finer than 200 microns) contains the pollens that cause your allergy in amounts too small to cause a reaction, resulting in some reduced response to larger amounts later. This doesn't really make much sense, but they're enthusiastic about it and claim it's effective.



2ukenkerl
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 19 Jul 2007
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,192

03 Sep 2008, 9:47 pm

Something interesting about me, and many here, etc.... RDOS mentioned it! We have the sniffles! I dont know of any allergy I have, but it IS interesting. By mother even spoke of how often I rubbed my nose. Outside of THAT though, I don't think I have any other symptoms.



Loborojo
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 19 Aug 2008
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,228
Location: Staffordshire

03 Sep 2008, 11:07 pm

I have tons of allergies and they make my life misarable, one of them is hay fever...pollen from berk trees, pine trees, walking nearby a wheat or rye field gives me an asthma attack


_________________
Your Aspie score: 152 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 48 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie


MJIthewriter
Sea Gull
Sea Gull

User avatar

Joined: 18 Mar 2008
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Posts: 212

04 Sep 2008, 3:49 am

I have hay fever allergies which were much worse as a child. I use claritin and flonase which cuts down on the sinus problems.



Bella1
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

User avatar

Joined: 3 Sep 2008
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Posts: 137
Location: Australia

04 Sep 2008, 2:01 pm

I have mild hay fever and also sinus problems. I don't take anything. I do tend to massage the pressure points in my face to relieve the build-up though. Around the eyes and nose and cheeks.. there are points that you can press in...