Posted 3/13/2007 9:12 AM (GMT -7)
Dear Ceebee: Sorry to hear that you're struggling w/allergies & asthma. The only allergies affects my eyes (itchy, dry, & causes my eyes to become VERY red). I was on a Rx eye drop that helped tremendously, but I've found an OTC drop that works actually better. It's Ocular (eye drops for allergies) and I found it at, of course, WalMart. My son is asthmatic, but one of the few that is not bothered by pollen or dust. When he was little, he would love to play in the "yellow dust", but let him get around someone smoking and he will crash in a matter of seconds.
If you have asthma as well as allergies, Spiriva is a long-acting bronchodilator that is only taken once a day in the morning. It will keep you airways open for 24 hrs. This might help control you asthma while you fight the allergens. Barometric pressure changes also affect asthma sufferers, so watch you weather channel and adjust your asthma meds when the pressures are high.
Hope you feel better soon!