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Beware allergy meds that make you drowsy

GasBuddy Blog -- Americans who spend half their time sneezing, rubbing itchy eyes and wiping their noses know all too well the reality of hay fever and the allergies that strikes both in spring and fall. In the United States, it is estimated that a whopping 60 million people suffer from pollen allergies.

And where you have people irritated by allergies you can also have motorists who might be too drowsy to drive.

According to hay fever solutions.com, some of the most pollen-heavy trees are Oak, Ash, Elm and Mountain cedar.

The pollen from these plants and more are potent at different times of the year and in different places. Some of the places which have trees with the highest pollen release in the western parts of the States...


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cowbunpants
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 9:12:34 AM

Don't drink and drive.

Don't do drugs and drive. Prescription, or otherwise.
paulweb
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 9:00:55 PM

Wake up, people! Read the boxes the meds come in! Purchase the non-drowsy meds if you know you will be driving, or else find a designated driver. Yes, it is that serious.
laskiblue
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 3:03:22 PM

I would never take Benadryl and drive because puts me right to sleep, which is not surprising. Its ingredient, diphenhydramine (apologize for spelling!), is what's in OTC sleep aids!
geep99
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 11:53:45 AM

Individual response to antihistamines varies widely - some zonk out, others are hardly affected. Also, most of us build up a tolerance for the meds over a few days, and then they don't make us so sleepy.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 4:46:14 AM

Yes, people do get drowsy, but they also leave common sense somewhere in a drawer.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 4:45:40 AM

Gigigas: sure, common sense, but that's gone out the window a long time ago.
gigigas2012
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 3:27:41 PM

Common Sense. Newsworthy?
MiCARgo
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 11:44:50 AM

OK so I was off-topic, people get drowsy. It has to do with safe driving habits!
MiCARgo
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 11:43:41 AM

Sad to admit, but when I see a non-attentive phone caller in their car weaving and swerving... I love to HONK my horn and wake THEM UP!. My other annoyance is people who no longer talk to their kids cause they are on a cell phone, blabbing away. Maybe they could give their kid a cell phone so the child can call them! "Excuse me, mommy, for calling, but is it lunch time yet?"

honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 4:57:00 AM

Mtry: not everyone has severe allergies and for short temrs, some OTC are okay. Ppl just need to realize, not everyone can take the same dose and have the same effect.
MntryBayGal
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 8:16:54 PM

Acacia started blooming here in CA many months ago. I was born with allergies. Have undergone all the allergy test a few times in my life, as they say they chg with age. I will agree with that - mine have gotten worse if thats possible! I live on CA Coast (Monterey Bay) pretty much all my life and allergy meds have been a part of my life. I actually used to get injections 2ce a week from Dr - but I have to say that was a serious hassle to stop in and get them (simply because I wouldnt inject myself as I have a fear of needles). Evently I quit getting them. Prob should have not, but... I get my allergy meds from my Dr. I have him prescribe as I take other meds, and I dont want any crossing of drug probs! If you have health insurance you should ask your Dr to prescribe for you. They are better in my opinion than OTC as they stay very current. This way you will have no problems taking other meds with them.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:06:24 PM

mant: good for you. Glad you didn't have encounters w/ DUI drivers. But sadly, there are too many of those in many places.
mantarran
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 8:31:38 PM

I think cell and smart phones create the most danger on the road today. I have never had a close call with a drunk driver (or any other kind of distracted/impaired driver) but the other day a woman pulled right in front of me and when I hit the horn she looked over with an expression of surprise and a cell phone to her ear. She is lucky I was paying attention or she would have been t-boned.
GatorGuy
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 4:57:32 PM

Um, duh?
gknee09
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 2:22:28 PM

common sense
DeepWaterTitan
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:20:11 AM

I will usually try a new medication before I have to do anything important. I like to see what side effects it has on me.
SUV2009
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:04:10 AM

Do you not read the labels on meds or what!
sydb7
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:56:55 AM

Old news! But, still important!
ezone
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:52:00 AM

MOST allergy sufferers know how their meds effect them. The remainder (other than a few just beginning a new med) are probably not swift enough to realize the risk to themselves and other drivers with the misfortune to be sharing the road with them.
F81M
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:49:57 AM

NEED A NEW POSTING!
msgt_usa
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:43:58 AM

People on allergy meds save gas because they drive slower. Get a grip GB, this is old and stale news. Who is voting this stuff up?
Mr_Bill_W
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:43:25 AM

Good information but severely dated...
chyguy3
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:42:35 AM

Very old news.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:41:39 AM

Old news!
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:41:22 AM

This is a very stale post. This is about the 3rd day it has been posted.
Jeepergeo
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:40:29 AM

Wow! Investigative journalism at its best. And what does this have to do with gas?
us30ride
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:39:48 AM

They sure do make you drowsy.
RobertSpratt
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:38:05 AM

new article please
Discovery02
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:37:34 AM

ANy meds, prescription or OTC, that make you drowsy should not be mixed with driving.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:36:48 AM

Old news
Don20
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:36:12 AM

Old news article....
Thomtec
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:33:03 AM

Hohhot I didn't know this, thanks nanny!
JWHITE1937
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:32:38 AM

ok
BudsterMO
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:31:30 AM

Old article, ZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Chinto12
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:30:55 AM

so do many pain meds
BlueVanGroup
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:30:51 AM


I'm still drowsy from reading this article again and again.
nskmda
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:27:54 AM

those not allergy meds... those are just seduction meds...
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:26:44 AM

ok.
Wizrd03
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:26:34 AM

Really old news
tauro514
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:26:32 AM

okay.
Rick01
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:26:27 AM

Again????
esquared
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:25:57 AM

Yawn....
Donliberty
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:25:25 AM

old news...lol
kpacey
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:25:24 AM

This is a good topic...Thanks for bring it back up.
BeaconLite
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:24:57 AM

Old news
pricechecker08
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:24:27 AM

Check med first
k2kipp
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:24:20 AM

So.... I assume people always wash them pills down with a few beers before they drive also? Old story.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:23:53 AM

ok.
mazdaboy
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:23:34 AM

This old article is making me drowsy.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:20:21 AM

Old news makes me drowsy
gasman50
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Very old news
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