grass pollen... shocking amounts

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10 years 5 months ago #30105 by 3 girls farming
Xmas day I helped my brother weedwack the long grass in the hopes of getting some of the pollen away from beside the house.. had a nasty reaction to the pollen but I put it down to inhaling a seed...

well today I thought I'd just take the tops off the rest of the grass to get rid of the pollen (too wet to properly cut down the grass).. was only out there a short while... ended up at City Doctors for the afternoon and was told I should have used my epi-pen (I have it for a severe bee allergy) and rung for an ambulance... scary stuff... I drove myself and the girls into town trying to breath (silly in retrospect)

horrible reaction... so the rest of my holiday will be spent inside with the doors and windows shut trying to avoid pollen.. yuk... can't wait to be back at work where there is minimal pollen..

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10 years 5 months ago #407008 by Stikkibeek
Pollen counts have been high around here this season too. Worst offender for me is Timothy, but I am also beginning to suspect my neighbour's star Jasmine.

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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10 years 5 months ago #407010 by kaybe
I've found the pollen to be very bad this year too, but thankfully it's my eyes and nose which are worst affected, not my lungs. 3gf, glad to hear the outcome wasn't worse.

Tomorrow is the day I will stop procrastinating.

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10 years 5 months ago #407039 by 3 girls farming
I feel fine this morning.. I'm certainly not going out into the pollen again .. will wait until it's over I think... couldn't believe that my lungs felt fine but my throat was closing up so I was struggling so hard to breathe... very scary...

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10 years 5 months ago #407040 by Hawkspur
One possibility for people severely affected by a neighbours plant, is to offer to replace it with something. A good outcome all round..[8D]

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10 years 5 months ago #407088 by Stikkibeek

Hawkspur;402962 wrote: One possibility for people severely affected by a neighbours plant, is to offer to replace it with something. A good outcome all round..[8D]

I tried smothering it with a choko, but the choko died! [}:)] Come to think of it, this is the first year that the choko hasn't been growing over top of the star Jasmine and it's taken off and is smothering 12 metres of fence line!

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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10 years 5 months ago #407092 by sky
I had a bad reaction in 2006 but it turned out to be the silver birch in the garden that was causing it. All my face swelled up and I was having trouble breathing, silly me was wondering why I was still bad indoors but it was because of the washing I was hanging out and bringing in from the line. I spent two days trying to feel better by staying indoors and even resorted to breathing through a wet cloth. Hayfever is horrific if not controlled and it makes you very ill at it's worst. I just use hay fever stuff from the chemist to control mine and don't go near silver birches.

Canterbury

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10 years 5 months ago #407147 by 3 girls farming
Sky - I'm on antihistamines and prednisone now.. plus I do breath through a wet flannel a lot (that really helps eh.. really soothing)... Luckily I have lots of sheets in the cupboard that were washed before the huge pollen explosion so I can at least sleep comfortably.. have lots of showers to get the pollen out of my hair and that helps too.. can't wait for the pollen to die down...

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