1 week ago
Monday, May 6, 2013
Terri brought up a point in her comment I hadn't considered. This supplement is recommended for adults only. The U of Maryland link I provided states that
"There isn't enough evidence to recommend Quercetin for children."
I hope I didn't mislead anyone.
I wrote this a few nights ago.
I have always been lucky in some respects. I had no allergies all my life. Not the first sneeze, sniffle or red bump. My mother was severely asthmatic and I spent much of my childhood watching helplessly as she tried to breathe. Florida, her birth place, left her almost crippled with the disease. However, Youngstown, Ohio with soot actually visible in the air had her breathing freely. Go figure.
My brothers and I escaped any kind of respiratory problems. Then I moved to Arkansas. Something in the air here in the Spring really gets me. My eyes itch and weep. My nose keeps the Kleenex stockholders happy. My sneezing is best described as violent. The kind you just pray you have a bone dry bladder when it hits.
My violent sneezing can really clear the aisles in Walmart. To try to suppress it into the cute little squeaky "zzzst" I once employed, could blow my ears out now or collapse a lung. Thus sadly for those around me, I let'er rip. I'm loud and proud and watch the people scatter before me in fear.
I had tried every OTC allergy medicine on the market but the only one that worked for me was Benadryl. While it really helped, it also put me right to sleep or desperately wishing I were. I really hate the groggies. I have things to do.
Then I found Quercetin.This is a flavonoid, that is plant-derived and found in fruits like apples and grapes, vegetables, and grains. The beauty of Quercetin is that it is completely effective and leaves me functioning normally with ZERO fatigue or sleepiness. For me there are absolutely NO side effects. It just makes me normal, like I am allergy free. It can be found in health food stores or on line. I get mine from Amazon.
The only bad thing about it is that for me at least, the complete relief it brings doesn't last long enough to suit me. I have to take it a couple of times a day during peak season and I do hate having to take any kind of pill.
Right now, my allergies are the worst ever since I moved here. The sad thing is that I almost thought they had become a thing of the past. Each successive year in Arkansas, they had gotten milder. I was beginning to think I had built up an immunity to my personal Kryptonite.
This year, I had not had the first sign of trouble and our area has been pollen rich for quite a while. My red vehicle was daily sporting a greenish yellow, early Chia Pet look for the past few weeks as testament that the pollen season has been here a while. I would hose it off and it would be back the next day and I keep it in a carport. With all that and no sneezing, I was really feeling like I had finally whipped it.
Then yesterday what ever I am allergic to sprang to life and decided to go forth, be fruitful and propagate. The sniffles and really itchy watery eyes appeared so I started the Quercetin right away. Nipped it in the bud I thought. However, I didn't time my doses well and the benefits wore off around 2 AM this morning when I awoke to a full blown, full blow with brain rattling, pet terrifying sneezes. Aaarrgg.
Fortunately as I have been writing this, the Quercetin I took a little while ago has kicked in and I am almost normal again. It really does work quickly. Now if they would only develop a time released Quercetin, my Spring times would be perfect. However, if I time the doses right, I can keep my personal demons at bay the whole season which for me lasts about a week.
I know some of you suffer seasonal allergies or know someone who does. If you don't have allergies now, don't feel too comfortable. I didn't develop mine till I was 65.
If you don't get relief from conventional methods, do try Quercetin. It may not work for everyone but I can personally give it a 5 star review.
Wishing you and yours an allergy free Spring. I am also wishing that you all actually have a Spring. Where in billy blue blazes has it gone this year? Brrr.
at 5:02 AM Posted by Arkansas Patti