This morning I tried half an Alevert (loratidine), and it relieved the chest congestion quickly. I like Alevert because it is non-drowsy, comes in a nice flavored chewable, but also the ingredient, loratidine, comes as cheap store brand also, and is easily breakable. Benadryl puts me to sleep. Now I believe I may really have allergic asthma, as PCP said. I get allergy shots, don't have sneezing or drippy nose. I don't understand how I can have only asthma symptoms. Would more allergy testing help? I don't see allergist until October, but can call. I wonder if I have a problem with one of my meds or a vitamin.
I take B-12 shots as well as sublingual, also Vit D 2000 in the summer, 4000 in winter because I run low on testing.
I'm leery of X
openex because it's still right-handed albuterol. I'll have a discussion with my allergist. I want to be near a doctor if I try it!
Keep us informed about
Oxycollasin. I'll do some reading.
Meantime, I see the pain doc in a couple of weeks and I'll ask about
taking more Mobic, which works well for about
4 hours, or a different NSAID. My PCP says it doesn't make much difference if it's taken orally or cream or patch. Reducing the inflamation stops the shoulder pain, but Advil isn't enough. They are all tough on the stomach.