Hi Robin, I have asthma and allergies. My asthma was very bad this summer. I was put on Symbicort as you are and I am doing very well - it is under control. I also have allergies, the same ones you have. You may need an allergy med such as Zyrtec to help and maybe you need a sinus med. You should check with your dr. I used to take Allegra and it did absolutely no good. So now I take Zyrtec and really like it and it helps. I have albuterol for a rescue inhaler if I get a bad attack but haven't had one since Oct. and being on the Symbicort. That is really a great inhaler. Post and let us know how you are doing.
Just a few more ideas, Robin. Do you have an air purifier? I have one for my bedroom and that pulls out all the dust and other allergen particles out of the air. You might try using one. Also, a humidifier may help. The other thing I did which you may think is extreme is I bought all new hypo allergenic bedding, mattress cover, dust mite covers for pillows and mattress and had my carpeting and mattress cleaned and had an allergy coating protectant put on. The allergy coating is supposed to last 6 months but you have to have the mattress and carpeting cleaned of all dust and dust mites. Yes, it can get expensive but the price of being able to breathe freely now is worth it.