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Friday 20 March 2009 3.57pm
Anyone suffering yet? The BBC weather pollen index doesn't start until April but with itchy eyes, streaming nose (It's a good look) I think hay fever season may have already started ...
Friday 20 March 2009 4.18pm
Hmmm I thought that to, but people at work are off with cold's. I have been taking hayfever tablets that have helped though.
Saturday 21 March 2009 8.54pm
I think at least one of the things causing trouble right now is hazel (pretty normal this time of year) - suffering from symptoms as well.
I started a treatment 2 years ago (very bad allergy to birch) which was extremely successful - no symptoms last spring! However I have been told that this is not very common in UK and people tend to swallow tablets.

Julie - hope it's not getting worse for you. The weather forecast is rain for Monday, it should be much better then....
Wednesday 25 March 2009 5.16pm
I get hayfever so early too!

I think we are fashion leaders for getting it so early.

Thursday 26 March 2009 8.00am
What was your treatment?
Thursday 26 March 2009 10.09am
Zoe wrote:
What was your treatment?

It is called desensitisation, I get an injection once per month, and after 3 years, the allergy is supposed to be gone. I started 2 years ago, and I did not have any problems last year!
However I started it in Germany and I still get the supply for my serum there, not sure if you find the serum here in UK .... maybe you can try the London Allergy Clinic (, I go to Dr. Mirakian, and she is doing a great job.
Friday 27 March 2009 6.49pm
Thanks for the info, I'll look into it, anything to escape the running eyes!

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