I want to try again an antihistamine for my symptons. I tried 10mg daily of cetirizine at night for a couple of months, I think it helped a bit with my mucus thing but the rest of the symptons didnt go, I still want to try, since its impossible ot measure histamine levels. Doctors officially recommend cetirizine, some here say its not recommended and recommend 1st generation anti histamines over 2nd generation ones:
Why do you need to have a measurement? If you have allergy symptoms, why not try one of the safe allergy meds and see if it helps - meanwhile try food elimination tests to see which food(s) are the culprits. Eliminating starches would be something to experiment with first. I don't see why not taking cetirizine is something to worry about when Benadryl or cypro work better, are safer and in the case of cypro have many other benefits? There is a thread on RP forum about the positive effects of cypro... it is anti-depression, anti-cancer, immune protective, heart protective, etc etc.
You don't need any doctor's prescription to get the cypro if you live in France.
Just go to any chemist and ask for "Periactine"...et voil√†....
And if you decide to take the Periactine for its anti-histamine effects, I would recommend you to take it around 7am (and start very slowly with "only" 500 mcg of it).
Thanks to the wonderful work of Dr. Alain Reinberg, we know, now, that the anti-histamine effect of the Periactine, if taken first in the morning, will last much longer (and thus will be more effective) than taken later during the day.
Then some doubt Ray Peat's view on this and say 2nd gen ones like cetirizine are good to go. Bukowski had a comment on this but the comment is deleted or I cant find it.
Please tell me what is best. Some people in my family are using cetirizine for years and im worried since some claim it can be bad for the liver. Yet at the same time, im not sure if this is legit or not and what to replace it with.
I also need to find a solution for myself, I have post nasal drip (muccus stores on the throat because too much is generated). This seems like histaminosis problem and using anti histamines could help.
Lets hope by the end of this thread I can know what to do.