Good morning all,
When the leaves start filling the trees, and I live high up amongst them, I get a sort of 'hay fever' wheezy chest blocked sinuses, sore throat. This is my first PMR tree season and my 8 mg Pred dose is not adequate just now.
Am I just being silly or could there be a link between the hay fever and increased PMR symptoms? If so, I will up my pred dose for a few days.
This maybe worth having a chat with your GP about as actually being on the steroids should in theory make it easier not worse.
He may suggest an inhaler rather than adding to your oral steroids, have you ever used a Peak Flow Meter at the Surgery? As that gives a baseline to what your normal capacity is.
I’d definitely book an appointment, if l were you.
Hayfever Time is No Fun! 🤧
Thanks Mrs N.
I have an inhaler for occasional asthma and have used that. It helps the hay fever symptoms but not the pain. As always it is not straightforward. My MRI scan recently revealed a herniated bulging disc which is pressing on my spinal nerves, so the increased pain could be due to that. I'm seeing a Spinal Surgeon on 8th May, but I'll definitely speak to my doc in the meantime.
It’s not easy when there are several things going on (me too at the moment 😉) your GP may suggest a Preventative Inhaler over this period to see if that helps.
Both my boys have hayfever, one lives in France & has a sit on lawn mower as he has a lot of land. He’s currently half way through a desensitising regime that starts in December every year, for five years. The Medication they give him once the pollen season starts is also very good. I never thought my City Man About Town Son would turn into a Country Gent living in France!
Hope you don’t suffer too much & let us know how you get on with the Spinal Surgeon.
Thanks again🙂. Our kids do surprise us don't they!
Local honey supposed to be helpful in desensitising process.
Both my boys (grown men) eat local honey 🍯
Has it helped at all? Theres also some light thing i have seen that you shove up your nose. I never had hayfever etc but reckon either as i get older or my body dislikes me more my sinuses are constantly causing issues. At the first sign of tree blossom i wake up with caked eyes and nose.
The eyes & stuffed up nose are signs of hayfever, are you in the U.K.? I like the Liz Earl Eyebright, make compresses of it, it’s so cooling for your eyes.
The boys just eat the honey because Mum says it was good for them, especially if l buy it, like the Manuka Honey for the one with Asthma when he gets a Chest Infection!.......
I always listened to my mum!.
I have started taking an antihistamine when it gets bad, i am amazed how you can develop such things in your 50s upwards.
It’s like everything, it catches up with you on the end! 😔
I've always been the organising, doing everything one. Last week, a quite elderly man brought me a gift. Two folding walking sticks which had belonged to his late wife.
Very, very kind but it didn't half make me catch my breath! 😮🤔
Oh Bless Him Oxford! I bet you didn’t know wether to laugh or cry? 😉
Aaaw. It is hard to know how to respond. But thats about 30£ worth! 😜