Becky, bronchitis, I had that years ago when I lived in an apartment building with ventilation that was so bad, I lived with secondhand smoke on a daily basis. My apartment reeked of it.
Secondly, there is the following to consider.
I have a particulate matter meter and the numbers were fine during the last few years. That's how long we have lived here. I rarely get ill with cold symptoms and I came down last November with a horrible cough, sore throat, and a stuffy/runny nose. i ended up having to go to urgent care.
I had not plugged in my particulate matter meter for several months and after seeing the urgent care doctor, I decided to do so. For the next several days the number on my meter was staggering. There is an asphalt plant located six miles from my home and our interstate was being widened. So the plant was busy. But the plant had to be very busy for the preceding months also because the interstate had been worked on for months....
Now the interstate is done and the number has been low most of the time.
So what I am saying is, you might want to consider purchasing a particulate matter meter and see if you keep your windows closed during the high readings if it might help you. This has helped me. And I would suggest that you turn on the option in your car that recirulates the inside air and doesn't let in the car exhaust around you.
But first before you go to that expense, if you are not aware of any polluters in your area, google and find out if you have an asphalt plant or a gas plant or a coal plant. When I have mentioned the plant to friends, most are not aware of its presence.
All of these are tests to see if you can feel better and perhaps stay off of the medications. I was put on Flonase back in November. It helped but I experienced side effects after a while. So I now take nothing for my allergy issues. I just use avoidence when necessary.
Good luck to you.
Post Edited By Moderator (Sherrine) : 5/2/2018 6:35:26 AM (GMT-6)