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    Other Care (Self-Care! Investigated Oregon Coast!): As an alternative, I looked into Coastal Oregon living -- more affordable. Regrettably in June 2014, the pollen from the myriad lodgepole and other pines HIT ME HARD while there -- despite nasal steroids. I believe I must next look into DIET. I may have sensitivities that are altering my ability to cope with certain air situations.

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      After a lifetime of various/numerous/DAILY inhalers, corticosteroids, meds, allergy shots, nebulisers, etc. etc...I had an UNBELIEVABLE response by simply taking an arthritis supplement with MSM (methosulfonylmethane); and within a few months my asthma virtually disappeared!!!
      My experience:
      Due to an outage, I tried a new formulation of Schiff Glucosamine with added MSM (1500 mg) for joint pain. After a few days noticed my asthma was easing (after decades of daily inhalers). After @ 3 months (time for inhaler refills) I noticed I had 2 unused inhalers unopened!
      Then I stopped taking the Glucosamin/MSM for 3 months (during cancer surgery & recovery at family members house) and within 2 weeks my asthma returned and slowly began progressing. When I got home 3 moths later, I started the MSM again, and my asthma eased... more & more each day. Long story shortened: I did several trials (elimination tests, substitutions, etc) to make sure it was the MSM; and proved it was! After about 6 months using MSM, my asthma completely dissappeard! It's been over a year and I am completely asthma free (and I've reduced my dosage! Now take the MSM once every other day, or less; and I have no asthma; not even during pollen season!

      During my research/trials I found many people have been helped/cured from asthma by using MSM (seemingly 'curing' thier sulfur deficiency)!
      I also began using "sulfur soap" (bought for $1.00 at a Mexican Grocery store) on pimples, rashes, bug bites and other skin 'outbreaks', and it also proved miraculous for cleansing/healing!
      I hope this helps you.someone!

      about 3 years ago
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      watergirl

      For nasal/sinus problems; do a trial with MSM; and also try supplementing with Nattokinase and/or Sarrapaptase (both are systemic enzymes available at health food stores, health/vitamin shops); another cure for amny people.
      For allergies in general ; try ingesting LOCAL raw honey from the locale where you are; the bees pre-process/digest the pollens for you, and perform as a desensitizer/immunotherapy (like allergy shots "desensitization" functions).

      about 3 years ago
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    Celebration (Breakthrough): I move to Marina del Rey (May 2014). I'm literally in a marina and surrounded by water. The air is magnificent. My sinuses do a shocking "drain" 8 days after arriving. I believe I found the best place for me in Los Angeles...

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    Oh No (Diagnosis): I chose the San Fernando Valley (Studio City) as my new home. I am FINE for one year using only Flonase during the winter. In March 2014, I get hit HARD again -- similar to Texas but with the worst sinusitis I've known (not so much chest). My new allergist writes my rental management a letter urging they let me move out of the Valley where "the air is detrimental" to my health. The mgmt informs nothing can be done. Due to "strange events" happening in April 2014, mgmt facilitates my move -- 60 days earlier than lease!

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    Decision Point (Los Angeles Move for Work): Now that I was West Coast, career mentors urge I move to LA where there are greater opportunities. I leave San Diego for LA in June 2012

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    Decision Point (Doctor said "You need to live in WINDWARD PACIFIC air"...): My TX doctor urged I find a location where there's clean air, ideally, Hawaii. "What about SAN DIEGO?" I asked. (I have family there.) Doctor: "Yes! San Diego! Santa Barbara! As long as you can be near that water." I moved to San Diego June 2011.

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    Celebration (My Texas Condo Mysteriously Got a BUYER within 1 week and NOT on MLS!): It made no sense! I posted a YouTube movie on my place being for sale, but no MLS listing completed. A buyer came to me within a week's time! I considered this a "God Thing." I made arrangements to say "goodbye" to Texas forever, even tho' I love it! My truth: the Wild Cedar's pollen hits December - March. This is the optimal time to LIVE in Texas! But I could never survive. Selling my beloved seaside condo was mandatory. I can't believe I got the satisfaction of selling my condo at asking-price in a "soft market" to an owner who, I know, would love the place as much as I did...