Are you interested in taking an herb that may help both your allergies and your arthritis? Nettle Leaves have anti-allergy properties, and also help joint pain, and also are good for Asthma/chest congestion! I've seen it work myself ~ had horrible joint pain from Lyme Disease and the Nettle Leaves cleared up the pain in only a few hours within my first dose (600mg), and helped reduce the congestion in my sinuses too. The book I have suggests 1200mg/day for joint pain.
I hope this helps - take care,
Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD (Lupus?), Osteoporosis, Anemia, T- & B-Cell Lymphopenia, malabsorption/malnutrition, Lyme Disease (Igenex Lab IgM WesternBlot positive/CDC negative), etc.
Meds: Pulmicort, Injectable Vitamin B12, Herbs, Nutritional Supplements, Homeopathy.