I'm on all 3 of those to try to calm down this allergy attack that started on monday night. I got off of work at about
10:30pm and just walking outside to my car made me start sneezing violently from the dumb tree pollen everywhere. I always take Zyrtec every day just so that I don't accidentally almost die from any allergens like dog cooties on other peoples' clothes, I added the Benadryl too in hopes that it would help, but I go right back to coughing and sneezing and choking on sinus drainage within about
2.5 hours of taking the Benadryl (even at double dose 50mg). Even though I have a terrible reaction to Singulair, like not being able to see correctly and having auditory hallucinations, I started taking it again because I remembered it used to make all my allergies go away. Nothing is helping!!
Tried Claritin: didn't work at all, might as well have eaten a piece of candy.
Tried Allegra: took 10 minutes to start wheezing instead of instantly wheezing.
Use Zyrtec: works ok except for when pollen levels are high (like now) then it's not enough.
Tried Advair: works great except when having allergy problems, then it makes asthma worse.
Use Flonase: I can only use one spray per day (not even once in each side) or I have a vomiting migraine from it.
Use Flovent: 110x2 daily, can't tell if it helps or not.
My allergist moved across the country and I haven't seen whichever new person has replaced him, and I was hoping for some suggestions on what to talk to him about or ask him to let me try. I am allergic to 35 of 45 common allergens they tested for, and 7 of them were listed as level "4+" which the allergist said were the kind that can kill me with my asthma (just getting poked on my back made me need the inhalers) so things are only going to get worse as more evil little plants start coming to life in the next few weeks.
I'm really afraid, last year my allergies weren't this bad, I only had problems when it got to the point where grass and weeds were both "very high" pollen counts on the same days that the air quality was "moderate" from pollution. Now allergies are acting worse than before, from only "high" tree pollen and "moderate" air quality. I have 3 "4+" level tree allergies, and have 2 more "4+" level allergies from weeds and grass, I'm afraid I'll end up in the hospital when those pollinate too!! I don't want to go to the hospital, but I don't know what other medicines, if any, I can try