I Have Hay Fever

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 60 People


    You do not know the true suffering and pain of hay fever until you have lived in a country full of wattle! Everywhere I turn there they are in all their fluffy yellow pollen spewing glory trying to force me into losing weight by sending me into random (painful) bouts of stomach...
    BeteNoire BeteNoire
    26-30, F
    Oct 31, 2011

    I would do anything to rip my nose apart,

    scratch it like there's no tomorrow and then put it back together.
    22-25, F
    Jun 19, 2015

    What No Sneezing?

    Its early March and normally around this time I have the bad case of hay fever.  But today I'm not sneezing my butt off at all or have used up half the roll of paper towels. Why paper towels? They actually make soft ones now and its way stronger for me then some sissy tissue...
    nrcsguy nrcsguy
    31-35, M
    Mar 7, 2009

    I Hate Pollen!

    It seems like all the tree pollen in the world is seeking me out.  I have been a mess for days!
    SneKate SneKate
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2010

    Not Lately

    The only time my azzhole of a dad ever had one ounce of sympathy in his system was when my face would swell up and I would suffer from allergy attacks. I will tell you how old I am k, my first prescription for allergy meds came in a glass bottle! Years later I theorized that...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 2, 2011

    Drives Me Crazy

    I missed a music fest because of it.  all over the counter allergy meds make me feel tired and groggy and out of it.
    Tumblindice Tumblindice
    36-40, F
    Aug 12, 2007

    A Simple Solution

    I have been experimenting with a treatment that I discovered at the University of Chicago 20 years ago.  For the last 10 years I have used simple substance found in the kitchen and this method has proven very effective.  I have not used antihistamines for hay fever for...
    hayfeverok hayfeverok
    1 Response Jul 8, 2009

    My Nose Is Faulty

    I get hayfever every season, but i think its mostly due to my faulty nose. Faulty in a sense that my sinuses always have a cold, or sniffles, or just sneezing fits. My mum never sneezed, until she was pregnant with me, and the story goes I apparently had her almost sneeze...
    RainMan RainMan
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 3, 2008

    And I Work Outside

    Talk about misery. I work at an airport where we spend 90+% of our days outside. I was hoping to get back on full-time there earlier in the spring so that I could start getting those hay fever shots. I hear they're very effective, but because they're so pricey I needed to have...
    liferiot liferiot
    26-30, M
    May 9, 2007


    Its killing me this year!   AAATCHOO!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 19, 2008

    Hate It

    really affects me in the summer, nose is always running and constant sneezing, seems to be getting easier over time, either that or i am becoming more tolerant, tried all the anti-histamines but none seem to work. I have learnt to live with it.
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Jul 6, 2008

    I Hate You Hayfever!!!!!!!!!!!

    I don't get sick EVER!!!!!!!!!!! But I get bloody hayfever. ALL year round. From EVERYTHING. Perfume sets me off, pollen sets me off, EVERYTHING sets me off. And it doesn't happen all the time either. Some days I am fine, and other days I sneeze for hours at a time. My eyes...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    7 Responses Nov 21, 2009

    Worked Fast For Hay Fever In Six Out Of Six Folks

    . This or a similarly acting immune stimulative method worked for six people for hay feverit will probably work for all types of allergies.You just hold your hand.in the most common hand position of the fetus in the womb, If it works for you then I can describe a similar acting...
    stevelord stevelord
    61-65, M
    Mar 9, 2013

    Pollen Allergy

    I am 13 years old, When i was born i was diagnosed with eczema, asthma and nut allergies. In the spring of 2010 when I was 12 I had a terrific pollen allergy which started after going to the park every night with friends. I woke up one morning and just couldn't open my eyes. I...
    ellencareyx ellencareyx
    13-15, F
    Dec 26, 2010

    Hay Fever

    hi its not a long story...for years ive had hay frver...took shots which did nothing..used nasel spray...which may not have helpped that much..tried steroid sprays with varying degrees of sucess..then i tried n.a.e.t which is searting to help but it sooooo slow and im trying to...
    coonsanders coonsanders
    56-60, M
    Mar 6, 2011

    It Is So Beautiful Out--Achooooo!

    Spring is such a paradox for someone with bad allergies. The blossoms are unfolding, new birds are arriving for the season—The outside world beckons! And then there is the pollen.  Even taking extra allegra, my eyes are tearing and red, my nose stuffed up, and my...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2010

    It kicked off for me last year

    until then I didn't have that problem. Now I take an antihistamine every day during summer just in case.
    comfi comfi
    56-60, M
    Jul 27, 2015


    my sinuses feel like a block of rocks....  i hate ragweed season!!!
    SunnyKris SunnyKris
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2007

    Every spring and every fall,

    for as long as I can remember, my nose explodes in fits of sneezes. I sneeze in multiples, my nose runs, my eyes itch. I go through so many hankies a day
    SneezyCara SneezyCara
    36-40, F
    Feb 11, 2014

    I Hate Flowers Right Now....

    I only ever have occasional irritation, but for the past three days I thought I was ill with a cold. Itchy eyes, sore throat, runny nose and it HURTS to go outside. I wish they'd keep their genital secretions to themselves. :P
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 23, 2010

    F**kin Sucked

    When we had to get hay for our horses and we had to load and unload it from my dad's truck.  I HATED it...I sneezed and itched like a mangy ******' dog.  I avoid getting hay, especially alfalfa, in my face or even getting the smell on my clothes.
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 20, 2009

    I Have Had Hay Fever Since I Was 4 .....

    .. in fact, I can well remember taking my litttle bottle of green antihistamine medication to school every day, giving it to my teacher and getting a teaspoonfull every few hours, to keep it at bay. I never see anyone mentioning the hereditary aspect - my gradnfather had it, my...
    andrewajw andrewajw
    Jun 8, 2010
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