I’ve had allergies since about my mid-twenties and my allergies hit me hard during my pregnancy 9 years ago. At the time, Zyrtec was prescribed to me (it wasn’t even available over the counter then). Lately I’ve had a severe dry mouth and I’m not going to lie, I thought it was the oils I’ve been taking internally since the oils are new to me. However I gave it a test and I didn’t take the oils internally for 2 weeks and the dry mouth would not go away. I recently had a some blood work done due to my high cholesterol which runs in my family and I’m healthy. I told my doctor about my dry mouth and he said it could be Zyrtec but “I’ve been taking Zyrtec for years” I said, that can’t be it. I even mentioned it to my dentist and she said the same. I was told, even though I’ve been taking it for years, the side effects can hit me now. So I went home and googled it and ran into this site Consumer Affairs and to my surprise there are over 200 complaints about Zyrtec including the crazy itchiness I get. It’s crazy!!! All this time, I thought the itchiness I felt in my hands and feet were due to allergies from environmental conditions (i.e. pollen, dust mites, etc.) but hundreds of people are saying it’s withdrawals from Zyrtec. I couldn’t believe this but so many stories I read, were also my experience. So I ran back to my oils (all natural products) and took Triease* and applied Lavender (along with my carrier lotion) to my itchy spots, mostly my hands & feet and it’s been working 🙂 I diffuse Lavender at night too, not only does it help with the itchiness but it helps me sleep. Only one time, so far in the past two months that in the middle of the night, I’ve been itching like crazy and I have taken half a pill of Zyrtec (which I received the advise from one of the post I read in Consumer Affairs) to slowly come off it… it’s been working! On top of that, I haven’t had that dry mouth sensation which felt so uncomfortable through out my day (it’s gone). So… if you’re reading this and you’re experience the same thing, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me for any questions about dōTERRA oils. I know we all have different body chemistry and what worked for me might not work for you but it doesn’t hurt to try and bring natural products to your life style 🙂
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.