Is this going to be a miserable allergy season?

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   Posted 4/26/2011 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
WOW; I am suffering really bad this season thus far! I have terrible sinus pressure/pain, am sneezing like crazy, and my eyes are itching horribly! I am probably damaging my eyes from all the rubbing but I can not help it! I feel like I am using Bausch & Lomb Allergy Eye Relief way too can't be good for me. I have tried using Bausch & Lomb Eye Wash which was helping before I got really bad. I also use cold packs on my eyes but that is only a temporary fix. Any other suggestions for the itchy/watery/puffy eyes...medication or natural relief?

I was taking Claritin up until today because I am going to try Zyrtec again to see if that will help some of these symptoms. The only problem with Zyrtec is it makes me really drowsy to the point I want to go to sleep! I have heard you can take it at night but will it still be as effective throughout the next day?

Any advice, suggestions, or help would be so greatly appreciated at this point! I have to figure something out because I can not go on like this throughout the season! Sigh...

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   Posted 4/26/2011 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Also; do air purifiers work in the home for indoor allergy relief? If so; which ones are recommended? Thank you!

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   Posted 4/26/2011 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, Zyrtec works for 24 hours regardless of when you take them. I take mine at night because of the drowsiness and it helps tremendously. Clariten makes a great eye drop for allergies. Personally, I think that works better then Bausch & Lomb. However, if that doesn't help a prescription allergy eye drop will work even better.

I have two air purifiers. Mine is called Blueair and it works pretty good, but the filter replacements are sort of expensive. $80 a piece.
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