1st doctor's appointment

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   Posted 10/26/2011 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
OK.  So I know it's that time of year for crazy allergies, but I'm finally going to the doctor monday.  I am having some serious issues going on that I think it's time for him to see about.  Plus every time I get on the phone with my mother she comments on how rattled my chest sounds.  I keep telling her its sinus drainage, but I'm beginning to wonder if it's more than that.  I have horrible allergies.  There are times when I have a hard time breathing and I do tend to have dry coughing at night even hubby has commented recently that I'm not sounding to good.  I do get headaches, i have your standard allergy problems runny nose, sneezy, itchy ears,  and so on.  I've tried a couple of over the counter allergy meds and nothing is helping.  SO, to ease my mind and my mother's I'm going on to the doctor.  She's a mom she's worried about me.  It was just the way she said it that made me go ahead and make the appointment.  My symptoms aren't going away or getting any better for that matter, plus I'm just not feeling 100% these days.  I just don't want to let on that I'm not feeling to great.  I'm all the time clearing my throat.  I sigh a lot, I do at times feel wheezy, I guess my question is how do they the doctor's really determine if it's allergies or asthma. A long time ago I had been diagnoised with asthma and given an inhaler.  I didn't use it as much as I probably should have and I never really followed up with the doctor.  Astma does run in my family, my brother, mother, and grandmother have it. 
Is there anything else I need to mention to the doctor.  Probably my biggest complaint right now is I have trouble breathing at night right before I go to bed.  My nose/head feel so stuffy like I can't breath.  I have been known to sleep on two pillows as of recently because of this problem.  What can I expect out of the first appointment.  I just hope he doesn't put me on a bunch of allergy stuff when claritin doesn't seem to help and I have tried genaric brands as well.
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