Monday, July 10, 2006

The Bombproof Allergy Med Combo

As a chronic allergy sufferer I have spent my whole life trying out various allergy meds. Last weekend I put everything I had to the test as I spent most of each day sorting through dusty farm crap in dusty barns and outbuildings. And I found a combination of meds that really did the trick, so I thought I would share. It is made up of two important components:

1. Benedryl
2. Claritin/Allegra/Zyrtec (your choice)

Take the Benedryl by night (this is key; Benedryl by day is no fun) then take the other med (Clalritin/Allegra/Zyrtec) first thing in the morning (whichever you prefer, I've listed them in increasing strength). I'm no doctor (or at least not an MD kind of doctor) so I have no idea if this is an allowed drug combination - at the very least I wouldn't recommend doing this long-term. And I'm not really recommending it - please don't sue me if you try it and die. But when faced with some acute allergens it certainly was my savior. I used a half-dose of the Benedryl and an over-the-counter Claritin and was happy as a clam. I kept taking the Benedryl for the next few nights after I got back from the farm and never had any residual allergies either. What a deal!!


The Mop said...

have you tried eating more local honey..... that's what gramma always said to do..... but not so much regional, but in the city or county...

Peggy said...

Local honey doesn't do crud if you've got allergies at this level. I know! I have tried everything and have settled in on Flixonase steroid nasal spray that I start using in May and then if needed a bit of Clarityn as top up during the highest pollen count days. If all else fails, you can go have a holiday in the Egyptian desert for the worst two weeks. . . . hee hee